BACT Annual Appeal

Because together we are BACT

BACT is a member-driven, Barrington-based 501(c)3 organization where everyone’s tax-deductible contribution works hard to preserve open space essential to our quality of life. The Annual Appeal provides the year-end convenience of joining BACT and reducing taxable income for 2014. Plus BACT membership is the perfect gift for the person who’s got it all.

Lou Flannery

Being surrounded by nature right where I live makes my heart sing. BACT helps private landowners bring conservation home. – Lou Flannery

I have been running, bicycling, and riding horses in the Barrington area for over 50 years – first with my children, and now with my grandchildren. Being in nature inspires me to do everything I can to preserve the land I love. – Elizabeth Corwith Bramsen

To learn more about the value of BACT to some of our members, see what a few of our board and staff members have to say.


 Judy&ScoutGrowing up in Barrington Hills with dogs and horses, I’ve always loved nature. I serve on the board of the Trust to preserve the beauty of our area for my children as well as generations to come. – Judith Freeman

Barrington has always held a dear place in my heart because it is such a sustainable place to live. I’m pleased to be part of an organization that preserves what I love.                                                      – Ben Brown

It’s humbling to know that the work I do with BACT protects our rural heritage. – Dave Nelson

I developed an appreciation for land from hiking in the mountains with the scouts when I was growing up in New Jersey. There’s a lot of good things that can be done to save the land around us. – Stevenson Mountsier 

I want future generations to be able to enjoy open space and natural areas, either preserved or restored, without the threat of development and urbanization. – Matt Vondra

Vondra family

I love the beauty that surrounds me when I take a walk or drive in the Barrington communities. Preserving this beauty is what my life is all about. – Lisa Cote

Hiking fills my heart with child-like wonder. BACT offers me places to renew my spirit.       – April Anderson