In Honoring the life of Diana Lee Coles, we are creating a Memorial on a portion of Bat World Sanctuary’s 13-acres, so that others may know about her generous and beautiful spirit. Diana was a longtime supporter of Bat World Sanctuary. She passed away on April 27, 2019. We later learned that she had left an astounding bequest to Bat World Sanctuary.
Though we never met Diana personally, we have learned much about her inspiring life, which is portrayed on the bronze Memorial shown below. The Memorial will be placed in a spot by our tiny house for interns so that others who come to learn about bats will also learn about the life and legacy of Diana Lee Coles. The Memorial area includes a protected area for deer to feed—all of which sits in view of our bat castle.
This significant bequest has allowed us to invest in high-yield CDs and a high-yield saving account. The interest derived will help Bat World Sanctuary survive during unforeseen financial hardships while grants and donations from the public continue to support our rescue operations each year.