We are writing today to ask for your support in the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s 2016 Annual Fund. Our goal is to raise $110,000 to support the research, education and outreach programs the Lloyd Center provides to our community. The Annual Fund is a critical piece of our operating budget. For the Center to continue to provide the full complement of programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island (see reverse side) we rely on your assistance and generosity.
The Lloyd Center today:
• Over 100,000 students taught in our education programs since 2006;
• Over 25,000 visitors annually from 40 states and 11 countries;
• Over 30 years of monitoring threatened and endangered species;
• Over five miles of hiking trails on our 82-acre property free and open to the public
365 days a year from dawn to dusk.
Examples of what your donation to the Lloyd Center Annual Fund can do:
• Feed our resident Screech owl, used in education programs, for one month ($100);
• Provide a week-long summer science program to a high-need student ($500);
• Provide four classrooms with an interactive field study ($1,000);
• Provide a year-long education program to an entire class ($10,000);
• Underwrite our highly regarded internship program for a year ($20,000).
There are many exciting things happening at the Lloyd Center with the ‘Transforming a Legacy’ capital campaign: we have raised $2.1M of the $3M goal; our new waterfront teaching pavilion was completed in the spring; planning and site work are underway in pursuit of Living Building ChallengeTM (living-future.org) certification on a new Welcome Center; and we have succeeded in achieving the second year of our Five-Year Financial Plan to assure sustainability and the Center’s critical environmental research, education and outreach. These accomplishments are separate from our annual operating needs for which we depend on annual support.
Through your tax-deductible Annual fund contribution, you will partner with the Lloyd Center in confronting the diversity of environmental issues existing today which will challenge us and generations to come. Together we will foster knowledgeable citizens locally and globally with the information and expertise to make informed decisions today and in the future.
Thank you for your participation.
George R. Nelson, M.D. Rachel L. Stronach
Chairman of the Board Executive Director
Lloyd Center Education and Research Programs reach towns and cities across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Although the Lloyd Center has a strong presence in the local community, our Educators work with schools and organizations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and beyond, to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. The Research department has worked in every county in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, surveying critical habitat and monitoring endangered species. The Lloyd Center has been involved in this work for over 30 years.