More than $2 million raised for Redwood Parks Fund

Generous League donors help unlock two anonymous gifts for redwood parks

man, woman and kid hiking in the redwoods
Photo by Paolo Vescia

2020 has shown us that even in the most difficult of times, supporters like you put great value in the beauty and inspiration of our coast redwood and giant sequoia parks. The final days of the year were no exception.

I’m excited to report that more than 5,600 supporters came together to give more than $2 million to our Redwood Parks Fund, exceeding our goal of $1.5 million by December 31, 2020. Gifts were matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by a generous anonymous donor, and our generous challenge donor contributed $250,000 to the Redwood Parks Fund in recognition of our success!

These funds are critical for our work in 2021 to make our redwood parks ready for visitors. From work on fire recovery and resilience at redwood parks to improvements at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, a new visitor gateway at Redwood National and State Parks, and new visitor facilities at our Alder Creek and Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve properties, the Redwood Parks Fund will create inspirational redwoods experiences for all.

The Redwood Parks Fund is a cornerstone of Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods, supporting the League’s vision to connect all people with the beauty and power of the redwoods through transformational park experiences. 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Redwood Parks Fund and helped us achieve this ambitious goal. Wishing you a healthy 2021 and looking forward to the day when we can once again safely gather under the redwoods.

About the author

Tim Whalen serves as the Chief Development Officer and has over 20 years of fundraising leadership experience in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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