“It’s the right thing to do.”

Fountain Hills philanthropist, Nancy Wulff, loves butterflies so much her backyard is landscaped exclusively with plants which are butterfly and hummingbird friendly. It’s the perfect showcase for Flutter at the Fountain butterflies, of which she has accumulated ten since the Fountain Hills Community Foundation fundraiser began in 2020.

“I don’t need ten butterflies, but I have them,” she said with a laugh. “The Flutter butterflies just fit into my theme. They are beautiful and look nice in my yard, but I buy them to support a good cause.”

Nancy purchased four butterflies during the 2022 auction, including Amethyst Amy’s twin sister, the only butterfly allowed to live inside her home.

A retired executive for the last 24 years, Nancy moved to Fountain Hills in 1997 after purchasing a condo from a friend “with a 25-cent deposit and a promise written on a napkin.” Although her childhood dreams of being a veterinarian were never realized, Nancy expresses her love for animals by supporting organizations such as Sky Sanctuary and Rescue Pals in Fountain Hills, and Pride Rock Wildlife Refuge in Dallas, a 10-acre refuge for unwanted and mistreated wildlife, where she is a board member.

In addition to Flutter at the Fountain, Nancy also supports the Foundation’s One Meal at a Time Program. “The main reason I give is because I can – and it’s the right thing to do,” she explained. “When you are blessed with having plenty, it’s up to you to help support things. Shame on us if we don’t.”