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Why I Give: One Donor's Story

Each contributor to The Nature Conservancy has a story about why they give back to nature—to leave a legacy, to support our mission, to help protect our world.  

For Ohio resident Todd Brainard, it's about passing on a love of wild nature to his daughter. 

Read his story below and then share your own story to inspire others as you have inspired us! 


Morgan Swamp Preserve in Northeast Ohio.  

A native of the area, Todd says he has supported the Conservancy’s Ohio program because he appreciates the work it has done to provide places for children to learn to love nature. “All parents should give their kids an opportunity to get outdoors.” 

“I appreciate the land around here so much,” he says. “I’ve hiked it. I’ve hunted it. I’ve shared it with my daughter.”

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