Keynote Speaker Meg Lowman Gives Inspirational Talk at ‘Inspire’ Fundraising Dinner

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CORNING – The Fund for Women of the Southern Tier, Inc. officials called “Inspire” – an annual fundraising dinner Tuesday at the Corning Museum of Glass – a great success…

Chafee said the fundraising event included a curated silent auction, dinner and an invigorating and inspiring keynote address by Dr. Meg Lowman.

Nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic, Lowman pioneered the science of canopy ecology.

An Elmira native, Lowman is currently the Director of Global Initiatives, Lindsay Chair of Botany and Senior Scientist in Plant Conservation at the California Academy of Sciences.

“We are beyond thrilled Lowman agreed to be our keynote this year. She is the inspiration for one of the nonprofit programs we grant to each year,” Sharkey said. “It was very special to us to have her here to share her insights and her experiences in the treetops, as well as her work in educating our youth about the importance of ecology and our environment…”

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