by Christina Faulk

This summer, in our 50th year, The Wetlands Institute introduced our first ever endowment campaign. An organization with a great history as strong as ours surely also has a promising future. Thanks to you, the 50th Anniversary Endowment Campaign is close to reaching its goal of raising $3.5 million to secure that future.

To date, The Wetlands Institute has received donations and pledges to the endowment totaling $3.26 million, which is 95% of the $3.5 million goal! We are not slowing down, though. The campaign runs through the fall of next year, and we will continue to raise funds to support the long-term future of The Wetlands Institute and the wetlands themselves.

Every dollar we raise over the $3.5 million goal increases our ability to secure the future of the marshes and the wildlife that call them home. Additional support will enable The Wetlands Institute to enhance our programs in research, conservation, and education faster than planned. We will be able to accelerate the launch of new research and conservation programs designed to conserve the wetlands and the animals and plants that depend on them, to train more undergraduate and graduate students in the field, and to share the wonders of these majestic wetlands with more school children. We also will be able to set aside funds to help maintain our building and the infrastructure that makes all of our work possible well into the future. Our 50-year history and the work we have accomplished has already proven that the support for our wetlands is strong. Will you help us secure the future?

For more information regarding The Wetlands Institute’s 50th Anniversary Endowment Campaign, please contact Dr. Lenore Tedesco at 609-368-1211 or

The Director’s Circle: A Higher Level Of Support

All donors contributing to the 50th Anniversary Endowment Campaign at $50,000 and higher will be recognized with membership in the Director’s Circle.

Director’s Circle benefits include:

  • Invitation to Annual “Insider” Presentation with Environmental Guest Speaker
  • Invitation to Annual Conservation-themed Wine Pairing Dinner
  • Observation/Hands-on Participation in Program Supported or Program of Your Choice
  • Back Bay Skimmer Boat Tour Hosted by Dr. Lenore Tedesco
  • Recognition on the 50th Anniversary Endowment Donor Recognition Wall

These benefits are in addition to donor recognition afforded to the Institute’s major donors and other annual donation recognition opportunities.

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