Catawba Riverkeeper



The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation began operation in 1997. It covers 24 counties in North and South Carolina that are located in the Catawba-Wateree River watershed. Catawba Riverkeeper is a member of the Waterkeepers Carolina association.


Financials:  Source IRS 990s
Year Revenue Expenditures Net Assets
2012 $294,674.00 $269,904.00 $180,601.00
2013 $305,688.00 $262,864.00 $239,858.00
2014 $428,211.00 $381,319.00 $290,074.00
2015 $319,404.00 $332,316.00 $272,218.00
2016 $363,466.00 $398,889.00 $245,618.00


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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Bill Kopp Board Member Current
Bill White Board Chair Current
Diana Daniels Marketing Manager Current
Ellen Goff Board Member Current
Emilee Syrewicze Executive Director Current
Greg Johns Board Treasurer Current
H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler Advisory Board Member Current
H.W. “Will” Close Advisory Board Member Current
June Lambla Board Member Current
Katie Forster Board Member Current
Lauren Kim Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Current
Lisa Renstrom Advisory Board Member Current
Martha Whitfield Board Secretary Current
Michael Lindsey Board Member Current
Peter Fulton Board Member Current
Peter Phillips Water Quality Research Director Current
Peter Bell Board Vice Chair Current
Philip Blumenthal Advisory Board Member Current
Philip Otienoburu Board Member Current
Randy Miller Board Member Current
Rick Gaskins Immediate Past Executive Director Current
Robert Kennedy Advisory Board Member Current
Rolfe Neill Advisory Board Member Current
Ron Pfeffer Board Member Current
Sam Perkins Riverkeeper Program Director Current
Shirley Greene Board Member Current
T.L. “Fountain” Odom Advisory Board Member Current
Donna Lisenby Executive Director and Riverkeeper Former

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $15,000.00 Safe Urban Waters Project
Harris Upchurch Foundation, Inc. 2013 $190,000.00 For river protection and youth kayaking programs
Harris Upchurch Foundation, Inc. 2012 $20,000.00 For river protection and youth kayaking programs
Foundation For The Carolinas 2009 $10,000.00 To protect Catawba River from contamination from coal ash ponds
Carrie E. and Lena V. Glen Foundation, Inc. 2008 $5,000.00 Equipment; General support; Program development
John S and James L Knight Foundation 2005 $130,000.00 To expand education component of Riverkeeper program along Catawba River and to educate regional opinion leaders about value of preserving open space
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2005 $35,000.00 For general operating support to protect Catawba River



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