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The Nature Conservancy Announces Matching Gift Challenge

Funds to Support Climate Action Toward Emissions Reductions

Gifts to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Michigan can now be doubled through June 30, 2023, thanks to a new matching gift.

Leaders from TNC announced the new matching gift challenge to support activities that build awareness about climate change, as well as support actions toward the reduction of emissions. Each gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $150,000.

This challenge has been made possible by a generous gift of $150,000 from Tony and Sarah Earley.

“We believe that addressing climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time.  We are committed to protecting and preserving our natural environment and mitigating the effects of climate change on Michiganders,” Tony Earley said. “Having spent my career in the utility sector, I am acutely aware of the need to tackle these issues now.” 

Earley said this compelled them to share this matching opportunity with others. 

We believe that addressing climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time. We are committed to protecting and preserving our natural environment and mitigating the effects of climate change on Michiganders.

In Michigan, TNC is seeking to build momentum behind carbon technologies and practices that reduce carbon emissions in the industrial sector. TNC is also enlisting this sector’s representatives in promoting low carbon solutions and technological investment through state, regional and federal policy incentives. Finally, TNC is promoting public and private investment in research and commercialization of low carbon technologies.

“We are very appreciative of Tony and Sarah Earley’s gift, and excited by the matching challenge,” said Helen Taylor, state director for TNC in Michigan. “We can’t address this critical area of work without the generous support of donors like them and our members who support us.”

Join TNC in this work by contributing to this matching challenge today! Visit https://bit.ly/EarleyCampaign to give online or contact TNC’s Development Department at (517)316-0300.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. Learn more online at nature.org/michigan

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 76 countries and territories: 37 by direct conservation impact and 39 through partners, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.