Marcy Miller was a 1994 graduate of
Boston College with a BA in museum studies/ fine art. She was working as a
research assistant to her fiance Allistair Torr, a wildlife zoologist in the Okavango Delta
region of northern Botswana, Africa. Marcy occupied her spare time drawing and
painting with watercolors. Marcy and Allistair wrote this book, which she
illustrated, with the idea of diminishing some of the mystery of chameleons that
exists in the minds of many African children.
Allistair Torr was a Ph. D. candidate studying the environmental impact of the elephant herds in the Okavango Delta.
He had just begun his second year of field research when he and Marcy perished
in a plane crash in August of 1996. The South African Television Company sent a
film crew to Botswana in June 1996 to record Allistair while he worked. The finished documentary has been seen on South African television.
Book launching: The book will roll off the
press by the end of this month.It is an eight by eight children's book with
twenty-two of Marcy's watercolor illustrations. Orders can be placed by making a
donation.Receive one copy of Kamunga for a $50 contribution to the Marcy
Miller Foundation of which $40 is tax deductibe. Receive a second copy or
allow us to provide a worthy child at ASBA with their own copy for an
additional $45 contribution, of which $35 is tax deductible. (In other words,
receive two books for a $95 contribution, $75 is tax deductible.)
Book orders will be fulfilled after July 4th. Please allow 2-3 weeks
from the time of order for mailing. (i.e. We have the book, but won't get to
sending them out until after the party on the third! )
Contributions of stock are much appreciated and can be made through:
Catherine A. Rafferty
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
222 S. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, Il. 60606
Please consider matching gift. Forms can be sent with your check to the Foundation.