November 22, 2023

North Florida Land Trust is offering supporters a way to double their gifts as they work to raise $600,000 in the end-of-year campaign. Two family foundations have offered to give $100 partner memberships to each donor who joins at the $250 protector level to allow them to gift the additional membership to someone else. It is a chance for supporters to join the organization and bring along a friend or family member.

In addition to the buy-one-gift-one offer, the Marco Family Foundation has also pledged to match every Giving Tuesday gift up to $10,000. Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, Nov. 28, and is a global initiative designed to encourage people to give back to their communities.

“This is a chance to extend your donor dollars and support the preservation of natural spaces throughout Northeast Florida because it is now or never,” said Allison DeFoor, president of NFLT. “We are thankful that these family foundations have stepped forward to help encourage others to join us in our mission to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all by becoming a member and helping us protect North Florida’s irreplaceable natural environment.”

NFLT depends 100 percent on community contributions for its operating costs. Becoming a member will help fund conservation, restoration, land stewardship and maintenance. Members can join at six levels from the $1,000 and more Champion level to the $45 Friend level. Each level has different benefits that include exclusive member events, early access to NFLT news and publications, and discounts on NFLT merchandise. To join, visit  nflt.org/membership/ or contact NFLT at development@nflt.org or (904) 479-1967.

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life by protecting North Florida’s irreplaceable natural environment. Founded in 1999, NFLT has preserved tens of thousands of acres of land through the donation or purchase of land and conservation easements as well as facilitating government acquisition of important projects.  NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with willing landowners and public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations.