August 14, 2015 (Osprey, FL) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast launched its new campaign, “Make 24 Hours Equal Forever,” designed to generate pledges of support in advance of the upcoming community-wide Giving Challenge, Sept. 01-02 from noon to noon.
Donations made to Conservation Foundation and other local nonprofits for the duration of the Challenge will receive a dollar for dollar match of up to $250 for every new gift made to the organization. Funds raised for Conservation Foundation will help support their work protecting and preserving land for people and nature. With over 7,000 acres currently in the organization’s active projects, the funds are critically important to help ensure these exceptional natural lands are saved. The campaign design features Triangle Ranch, one of four Myakka River properties the organization is working to permanently conserve.
Conservation Foundation’s campaign, “Make 24 Hours Equal Forever,” encourages donors to visit www.conservationfoundation.com and make a pledge. Donors then receive a personal reminder call and email on September 1. To give online during the Challenge, visit www.givingpartnerchallenge.org.
“The Giving Challenge is an exciting opportunity for our community to work together and save our stunning natural vistas, ensure that we have opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and protect our exceptional water resources, so that we not only have clean drinking water but also a robust, thriving economy. The community’s donations and the matching funds will protect the special places that remain here on the Gulf Coast, safeguard already protected lands for future generations and connect children and adults to nature,” said Christine P. Johnson, president of Conservation Foundation.
The 2015 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation with support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Manatee Community Foundation.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, preserving those special natural lands that make our region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, they protect the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land preservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.