I hope this message finds you enjoying the bounties of a holiday season filled with family, friends and loved ones—the individuals we rely on most for strength, inspiration and encouragement. We can all think of someone in our lives who supported us at just the right moment to be courageous, to do the thing we didn’t think we could do, or to take that difficult first step. Those leaders in our past are part of who we are today, and in the very same way our lives are intertwined with the leaders of tomorrow.
Rarely do we have such a momentous opportunity to make an impact as significant as the National Conservation Foundation (NCF)’s Next Generation Leadership Campaign. Through this initiative, our actions can help build a meaningful future for the next generation of conservation leaders and further advance the locally-led conservation mission.
Through your charitable gift of any size, whether $10, $100, $1,000 or more, you are making a difference. You are providing critical resources to equip our next generation of conservation leaders with the opportunities, the skills, the training and, most importantly, the encouragement to take the next big step in their journey.
You still have until December 31, 2018, to have your contribution matched dollar for dollar to make your impact go even further. We are looking forward to launching this remarkable program at the 2019 NACD Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, and getting program activities underway throughout 2019 and beyond.
To those who have already given to the campaign, I extend my sincere appreciation. And to those who have not yet given, I encourage you during this season of giving to make your gift to the NCF Next Generation Leadership Fund. I thank you in advance for your support. Our future conservation leaders thank you, too!
My best wishes and happy holidays,
NACD Chief Executive Officer
NCF Executive Director