After Dan died in 1993, his friends and family sought a way to keep his memory and his legacy alive, and created The Dan Culver Follow Your Dream Foundation. This private foundation carries on Dan’s interests in nature, youth, community and the environment. Soon after the Foundation came into being it was called into action to help save Jedediah Island, and was given tremendous support by the many friends and associates of Dan who believed in the same ideals he did. The current project the Foundation is undertaking is to raise money to support youth leadership programs on Jedediah Island.
One of the many things Dan was passionate about was encouraging young people to realize their dreams. He mentored individuals, took groups out on his sail boat to let them experience and learn from nature, and at every opportunity encouraged young people to reach for the stars and fulfil their dreams.
The Foundation will continue his work by enabling educators and youth organizations to bring young people to Jedediah Island to experience the special magic the island holds, to learn about the environment and sustainability, and to develop their leadership skills.We intend to create an endowment fund that can be drawn on to provide funding for outdoor programs based on Jedediah. We want to support programs where youth can work “hands on” with scientists and educators as they explore the ecosystem of the island and any threats to its integrity, learning about the environment and themselves.