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Would you consider including a gift to CoCoRaHS in your estate plan?

Over the years we have been slightly hesitant to address this delicate subject, as deciding how to allocate your estate is a very personal decision. After learning that a volunteer observer directed a gift to CoCoRaHS through a gift in their will, we realized our reluctance to explore this topic may be detrimental to all parties. 

You are already leaving your mark on the world and CoCoRaHS through your precipitation data. Through your diligence and commitment, your effort creates a climate record for your location and provides a valuable record of what has fallen from the sky where you live during the period that you have observed. We are remiss not to invite you to enhance your legacy with CoCoRaHS by considering including a gift to our program in your estate plan.  A recent conversation with a close member of the CoCoRaHS family inspired us to step out of our comfort zone and introduce this discussion. Our friend recently lost his sister to cancer. She was not only an enthusiastic observer, but a generous donor to the network.  He said, had we thought to ask, she surely would have written CoCoRaHS into her estate plan providing a lasting legacy and investment in the program after she was gone. 

Like you, we are passionate about CoCoRaHS and our global impact. Nearly one third of our funding is provided through annual gifts. We are keenly aware of our reliance on this support and are driven to create a more sustainable future.  So when it's time to start thinking about leaving your mark, we hope you will consider directing a gift to CoCoRaHS in through your estate plan. We have a designated professional team who specialize in estate gifts and gifts of appreciated assets through our hosting university. Please be assured your donations will go directly to CoCoRaHS, not university needs and can help you create a charitable legacy within our precipitation network that will leave an impact for years to come.  

To learn more, please contact Megan Price at (970) 491-7862 or and mention CoCoRaHS. She can help you explore your options and answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your consideration.




CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar 
Thursday, November 11, 2021
CoCoRaHS WxTalk: 
"Ice Ice Baby - Predicting Freezing Rain Icing and Impacts"

Ice Accretion will be the focus of our November CoCoRaHS "WxTalk Webinar”. It will take place on Thursday, November 11th. Join us for this presentation by Jay Shafer, from Northern Vermont University in Lyndonville, Vermont.

Space is limited to 500 attendees, so register today! Those who aren’t able to attend will be able to watch this episode on-line the following day.


Title: Webinar #79 - CoCoRaHS WxTalk: "Ice Ice Baby - Predicting Freezing Rain Icing and Impacts"
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern, Noon Central, 11:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Pacific

This presentation will provide an overview of winter storm systems and the processes that produce wet snowfall and freezing rain. Current methods used to predict ice accretion from freezing rain will be discussed. Impacts from wet snowfall and freezing rain icing on the electric grid will be examined using over a decade of power outage data across Vermont. The current limitations of predicting and observing both wet snow and freezing rain along with opportunities for improved citizen-science observations will be described..

Reserve your seat now by registering here:ICE

Stay tuned for our next CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar during January 2022.  It will be Special Webinar entitled ""A Review of Significant Weather Events Occurring in 2021" given by Greg Carbin of NOAA/Weather Prediction Center.  Please check the CoCoRaHS website for more details.