Aldo Leopold Foundation PO Box 77, Baraboo, WI 53913 Tel: 608-355-0279 www.aldoleopold.org Media Contact: Anna Reynolds [email protected] Aldo Leopold Foundation Announces $10,000 Challenge Grant Double the impact of your contribution in the month of September! BARABOO (September 18, 2014) – The Aldo Leopold Foundation, a non-profit conservation organization located in Baraboo, WI, is excited to announce that generous supporters Craig and Michelle Larson have graciously offered to match every contribution the foundation receives in the month of September up to $10,000! The challenge grant comes at a great time with a dollar for dollar match. And we need your help! “Supporting the Foundation is an opportunity to do my part toward building a more ecologically minded society. The role the Foundation plays in helping to weave a land ethic into the fabric of our society is something to be proud of, and I’m happy to support its mission,” said Craig Larson. Through this matching grant, people can double the impact of their contribution in the month of September! That means every $50 you give contributes $100 towards our programs that help to advance the understanding, stewardship, and restoration of land health and cultivate leadership for conservation. You can mail a donation in to the Aldo Leopold Foundation or donate online at www.aldoleopold.org. Please remember to do so by September 30, 2014! "The Aldo Leopold Foundation needs a broad base of support from the community in order to support vital projects such as our Land Ethic, our Land Ethic Leaders Program, Woodland School, Leopold Education Project, and Land Restoration to name a few," said Executive Director Buddy Huffaker. “Every gift, no matter what the size, will help support vital projects and enable the foundation, as well as the Land Ethic, to extend its reach throughout this country and beyond.” About the Aldo Leopold Foundation - The Aldo Leopold Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, donor-supported organization based at the Leopold Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The foundation’s mission is to inspire an ethical relationship between people and land through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Leopold regarded a land ethic as a product of social evolution. “Nothing so important as an ethic is ever ‘written,’” he explained. “It evolves ‘in the minds of a thinking community.’” The foundation's membership forms a modern day "thinking community," and the foundation's programs create opportunities for rich, diverse, and productive dialogue with members and others about humanity’s relationships to land, allowing the idea of a land ethic to unfold in myriad ways. For more information, please visit www.aldoleopold.org.