I am very excited to share that because of your support during our 45 Days of Giving campaign we reached our $450,000 year-end goal! You made the Foundation’s 45th Anniversary one to remember.
As we enter a new year, I am so grateful for generous friends like you who believe as I do — that our national parks are places that must be preserved and protected for every generation.
From coast to coast, our nation is woven together by a mosaic of treasured places each with an undeniable story to tell. Places that speak of the world around us with names like Denali, Death Valley, Yosemite and Yellowstone. Places that share the legacy of our leaders such as Washington, Lincoln, King and Chavez. And places that honor our highest ideals, as well as commemorate our greatest sacrifices like the Statue of Liberty, Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor and Flight 93.
These places do not exist if not for you – the dedicated individuals throughout time that have gathered to safeguard and share the story of America. Thank you.
Because of your support, the National Park Foundation will be able to continue important work that will protect vital lands and safeguard historic sites, preserve cultural treasures that celebrate our diversity, improve trails, help teachers, and give thousands of young people the opportunity to experience these iconic places for the first time.
Our national parks will face many serious challenges in the year ahead. But your continued support will help us ensure our nation’s treasured places can remain safe and vibrant.
We look forward to the year ahead with you, the dedicated parks community, as we celebrate and support America’s best idea – the national parks.
Neil J. Mulholland
President & CEO