Jim Marzuki and his wife Mary Lou Penzenstadler helped spearhead efforts to create the Thorn Creek Forest Preserve and its nature center. Jim served as president of Friends of Thorn Creek Woods for a number of years, created many nature center displays and published the quarterly newsletter Thorn Creek News.

The Jim Marzuki Memorial Fund was created in Jim’s name to provide monies needed to offer top-quality programming for children and adults alike at the Thorn Creek Woods Nature Center. Donate by mail, or online using the PayPal button below.