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Faces of Conservation

Expanding our Impact

Donors to the New Jersey Chapter have an exceptional opportunity to reach beyond our borders and support Conservancy programs around the world through the Zugel Family Matching Gift Fund for Global Initiatives, established by Christian Zugel, Chair of the New Jersey Board of Trustees, and his family. Supporters who make a qualifying contribution to New Jersey conservation will be able to select the global program that receives their match.

“The Conservancy is having a tremendous impact—both here in New Jersey and across the globe,” shared Christian Zugel. “As parents, my wife Sonia and I care deeply about protecting the quality of natural resources in New Jersey where we’re raising our family. We also appreciate that as the Conservancy works to reverse deforestation in places like Indonesia and Brazil and protect coral reefs in the Caribbean and Micronesia, we’re making the world a better place for our children’s children.”

The Fund is designed to accelerate conservation achievements in New Jersey and strengthen support of the Conservancy’s global priorities. Gifts of $10,000 or more, which represent an increase of at least 50% in a donor’s annual giving, qualify for a match. In return, the Fund will match the increased gift amount dollar for dollar.

“Sonia and I hope that this inspires people to make that stretch gift and become as excited about the Conservancy’s global work as we are. We think that donors who have always focused their giving on New Jersey will be amazed by the impact that conservation dollars make in developing countries. We want to protect New Jersey and the world—and we trust in The Nature Conservancy.”

For information about the Fund, please contact Robyn McGuinness, Associate Director of Philanthropy, at or 908-955-0355.

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