April 22, 2021|By Claire Robinette Cooney| Support our Efforts

To Celebrate Earth Day, Your Gift Will Be Matched!

Earth Day is a day to celebrate nature—and if you are reading this, you’re probably a fellow nature lover! Spending time in nature has always been respite for me—it’s when I feel most at peace. From bustling cities, small towns to rural homesteads, today is an opportunity for all of us to come together and appreciate and respect the natural world.

It is also a time when we need to think about our hopes for the future of America’s lands, natural resources and people. There are many challenges ahead, but at The Conservation Fund we are making progress every day toward creating solutions that make both environmental and economic sense. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we’ve worked in all 50 states to protect over 8.5 million acres of land with the help of our amazing supporters, donors, staff and partners.

One of these dedicated individuals is Jay Winthrop, the Chair of our Board. I’m thrilled to announce that he has volunteered to match all online donations in honor of Earth Day. That means your online gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar today and through midnight tomorrow, 4/23!*

“I’m fortunate to be involved with The Conservation Fund. The staff are dedicated to their work and are leaders in the field of conservation. I feel it is vitally important to support the work of the Fund every day, especially on Earth Day. The organization plays a key role in protecting special places across America, from working farms and forests to national and city parks. I’m thankful to play a role in ensuring future generations like my kids will benefit from places to explore outside!”

- Jay Winthrop, Board Chair


Jay Winthrop PhotoJay Winthrop with his family on a fly-fishing trip in Montana.

Today, on the 51st annual Earth Day, I hope you can get outdoors and remember what inspires you about nature. Please consider a gift today because your unrestricted online donation will be matched!

Give today and double your impact for nature!


click here to double your donation


*up to $5,000

Written By

Claire Cooney

Claire Cooney is Director of Development at The Conservation Fund, where she enjoys meeting with donors and exploring their passion for conservation through visits and tours of the Fund’s projects. She also drives the Fund’s integrated messaging outreach to current and prospective donors by sharing the compelling personal stories of our work. Claire grew up in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee and now lives in North Carolina, where she enjoys spending time in nature.