OSPREY, FL (August 24, 2016) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast launched its new campaign, “Make 24 Hours Last Forever,” designed to generate pledges of support for conservation in advance of the community-wide Giving Challenge on September 20 and 21 from noon to noon.
Featuring wildlife images provided by notable local nature photographer, Mary Lundeberg, the campaign slogan, “Be the One + Two” highlights the generous 2 to 1 match all donors to Conservation Foundation will see when they make a gift online during the 24 hour challenge.
Gifts made to Conservation Foundation during the 2016 Giving Challenge support the organization’s current effort to protect an additional 10,000 acres of natural land throughout our region. Donations and matching funds also support stewardship of conserved land and preserves, as well as a wide array of conservation education and outreach.
“Each year The Giving Challenge provides a fun, spirited way for our community to work together and protect the lands that we love, forever. Our natural lands provide so much: outdoor fun on the trails, rivers and bays; clean water to drink; safe habitat for many animals; and are a key component of our robust economy,” said Christine P. Johnson, president of Conservation Foundation.
Conservation Foundation’s campaign, “Make 24 Hours Last Forever” encourages donors to visit www.conservationfoundation.com and make a pledge now. Donors will receive a personal reminder call and email on September 20. To give online during the Challenge, visit www.givingpartnerchallenge.org.
Conservation Foundation received generous matching support for its campaign from the Doris M Carter Foundation. The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.
About Conservation Foundation
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, preserving those special natural lands that make our region extraordinary. Working with you, 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.