A Tree Fresno supporter has established a long-term funding plan to cover quarterly rent at the group’s headquarters on the Fresno State campus, the organization said Thursday.
The donation made by the McGowan Family, which owns and operates Fresno-based Automated Office Systems, helps to reduce the gap between operational expenses and income from donations and events, Tree Fresno CEO Lee Ayres said.
“This is wonderful news for Tree Fresno as it helps us bridge the gap and continue with our mission to transform the San Joaquin Valley with trees, trails and beautiful landscapes,” Ayres said. “We are grateful to the McGowan Family for this generous donation. They have been long-time supporters of Tree Fresno and continue to show their support.”
“Tree Fresno is one of those community organizations that needs everyone’s support,” Tom McGowan said. “It does great work and is unique within our region. I have been amazed at how much it accomplishes with such a small band of supporters.”