Always an innovator, Tom’s earlier years were spent building a broadcasting company and then, the world’s largest cellular tower business. Yet it was his work with Nature Sacred that he considered his life’s most important, what drove him for over a quarter century.
Nearly three decades ago, in a London city park, Tom and Kitty, his wife of 50 years, experienced a shared transformative moment in nature. It was in that serene space, enveloped by a sudden profound sense of calm and healing—that the germ of an idea was formed.
Upon their return to the US, they set about founding the TKF Foundation, which would later become Nature Sacred. Through this work, he helped bridge gaps, brought solace, and instilled hope.
It was this work that Tom would ultimately consider his most important, that would become his greatest passion and legacy, profoundly impacting people and communities far and wide — from New York to Baltimore; Washington, D.C., to northeast Alabama; and Iowa to Oregon.
Tom was a magnetic force of nature, drawing individuals from diverse backgrounds—landscape architects to Wall Street investors, neuroscientists to prison wardens—into the world of Nature Sacred’s mission.
As we remember Tom and his work to better the lives of countless people, we also carry forward his legacy. The seeds he planted continue to grow, inspiring us to nurture the connection between nature and humanity and to create spaces where healing and unity happen.
We are better for Tom’s vision and the gratitude and joy he carried. On behalf of the Nature Sacred team and the Stoner Family, thank you for joining us to celebrate the beauty he created through the nationwide network of Sacred Places and the countless relationships he fostered.
If you prefer to mail your cards and memorial gifts, please direct them to the address below. Contact Megan Cooke, Director of Development, at email@example.com or 410.268.1376 ext. 3 with any questions or for additional information on ways to give.
Attn: Megan Cooke
105 Annapolis Street, Suite D
Annapolis, MD 21401