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Make a gift to the Aldo Leopold Foundation. With your help, we can continue to advance the future of conservation through Leopold’s legacy.

There are two main ways to give:

  • Donate to our annual fund and help support our exhibits, programs, and community outreach, including care of the Leopold Shack and surrounding landscape.
  • Support a specific campaign. Past campaigns helped produce the Leopold documentary film, Green Fire, and construct the Leopold Center – a cultural center where people of all ages learn about Leopold’s contributions to conservation.

Our latest initiative is the Future Leaders Campaign.

However you choose to contribute, know that it will ensure a future of teaching, learning, inspiring, and changing lives through the legacy of Leopold.

The Impact of Your Donation

A $50 gift buys a pair of brush chaps for a member of our land stewardship team. The Leopold Foundation works year-round to restore ecological health and integrity to our land and the larger Leopold-Pine Island Important Bird Area (IBA), a critical zone of habitat for rare and declining bird species that surrounds the historic Leopold Shack.

A donation of $100 subsidizes the cost of providing tour guides for one visit to the Leopold Shack and Farm by a school or community group. Each year, the Leopold Foundation hosts visitors ranging from kindergartners to senior citizens.

A gift of $250 covers the cost of materials for one Land Ethic Leaders workshop. More than 20 such workshops are held each year to provide teachers, conservation leaders, and community advocates with the tools they need to connect wider audiences to Leopold’s land ethic and deepen their own engagement with this idea.

A $500 contribution purchases the art supplies needed to provide hands-on art projects for both children and adults during our annual Family Day and Art Day.

Please contact our development department at 608.355.0279 if you have questions about contributing to our annual fund or one of our campaigns.

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