Nancy Hopp of Aurora, a long-time member of The Conservation Foundation, is a former trustee and treasurer for the Fox Valley Park District. Her professional background is in marketing and public relations. After retiring from Dreyer Medical Clinic in 2007, she completed an illustrated biography about pioneering Fox Valley artist Ruth Van Sickle Ford, which she self-published in 2011 under the business name PenWorks Press.
Nancy holds a B.A. (Social Sciences) and an M.S. (Business Management) from Aurora University. She has been an active community volunteer for 40 years. “Over the years, I was lucky to be involved in the development of the student nature trail at Waubonsee Community College, the walking path around Mercy Center hospital, and the renovation of the Healing Garden at Dreyer.”
Nancy and her husband, Jim, live in Aurora. They have one grown son and 5 grandchildren, for whom she has penned more than 40 short stories. The whole family enjoys water sports, the cultural arts, and the great outdoors.
“The Conservation Foundation gives me the opportunity to be active in programs for children, ones that get kids outside, that will make a difference in the future. I also love the partnerships and collaborations. We can do so much more if we work together.”