The Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation has received a $200,000 donation.

The James & Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation contributed $100,000 to the Ford Nature Center Campaign and their gift was matched by the Sand Hill Foundation.

The Ford Nature Center Campaign was launched in July 2018 to renovate the center.

According to the release, Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation has raised over $1 million since July and has received the challenge grant for every dollar up to $1 million from Sand Hill Foundation.

Planned upgrades to the Ford Nature Center aim to provide visitors with a more hands-on experience.

"This gift will have a tremendous impact on our continued effort to educate generations of children and adults about the wonders of the natural world through the Ford Nature Center" said Chris Litton, Director of Development for Mill Creek MetroParks.

The Board of Directors of The James & Coralie Cenofanti Foundation says, "The foundation is pleased to support The Campaign for the Ford Nature Center to future the mission of our Mill Creek MetroParks. James Centofanti, a recipient of the 2009 Volney Rogers Legacy Award for his support of the Park to preserve land, would be pleased to participate in this campaign."