New York

Nature's Champions

As a member of Nature’s Champions, your annual gift will help conserve the forests, fresh water, and oceans across our state and contribute to a legacy of conservation with global significance. The Nature Conservancy in New York has always been an incubator of innovation, establishing replicable models and partnerships that impact conservation worldwide. New York Conservancy supporters have:

  • Conserved nearly one million ecologically important acres across the state;
  • Pioneered nature-based approaches, such as shellfish restoration, to conserve coastlines against storm surges and sea level rise;
  • Safeguarded the water supply of 12 million people in a three-state region through science-based water flow management in the Delaware River Basin.

Become a member of Nature’s Champions, and you will have an in-depth opportunity to learn about this work, meet our conservation leaders and see the impact of your commitment. To learn more contact Anita Baumann at or (212) 381-2188

Did You Know The Nature Conservancy...
  • Launched its first state chapter in New York in 1954
  • Has conserved 120 million acres of land, 5,000 miles of rivers and 100 marine areas around the world
  • Works in 34 countries on five continents and all 50 states in the U.S.
  • Has 3,600+ staff including more than 500 scientists working around the globe
  • Owns & manages the largest non-governmental network of preserves in the U.S.
  • Founded in New York, LEAF is a nationally recognized youth leadership program that exposes urban high school students to conservation careers through summer internships on nature preserves nationwide
  • Created nine water funds in Latin America to conserve the drinking water of millions in rural and urban areas across the region
Become a Nature's Champion
$25,000 and above | Benefactor

Opportunity to join special Conservancy-led trips to see our work firsthand both in the U.S. and at international project sites; and an opportunity to have a Conservancy senior staff member speak at your private event (educational, corporate, or special program) in addition to all benefits listed below.

$10,000–$24,999 | Patron

Attend a private event hosted by a Conservancy Trustee; have an opportunity to schedule a unique birding experience in Central Park, one of the most magnificent bird migration stopovers in the country; and receive recognition in the Global Nature Conservancy’s Annual Report, in addition to all benefits listed below.

$5,000–$9,999 | Fellow

Visit a Nature Conservancy preserve or project led by a Conservancy expert, in addition to all benefits listed below.

$2,500–$4,999 | Sustainer

Invitations to Conversations in Conservation events exploring global and local conservation issues with senior Conservancy leaders, in addition to all benefits listed below.

$1,000–$2,499 | Conservation Partner

Personal point of contact in your regional Conservancy office who will be available to meet with you annually to provide an update on the Conservancy’s work; and an invitation to our annual Conservation Partners celebration in New York City.


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