CROW Receives Challenge Grant for Endowment Fund

SANIBEL, Fla. (January 10, 2018) - The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is honored to announce the receipt of a $50,000 challenge contribution with the gift dedicated to CROW’s Endowment Fund. 

The couple making the donation, who wish to remain anonymous, are longtime supporters of CROW. They have decided to mark the 50th Anniversary of service to Southwest Florida wildlife with this gift of $1,000 for each year in operation since 1968.  By giving to the endowment, this gift looks forward to CROW’s next 50 years.

The donation challenges all those who value and respect the role wildlife plays in keeping our environment healthy to give their version of 50 within the next 50 weeks (through December 14, 2018).  The donation matches each dollar raised, up to a total of $50,000, with the goal of growing the endowment by $100,000.  Join the Board of Directors in meeting this challenge.  Click here to make a donation to the 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund Challenge!

Executive Director Linda E. Estep was elated by the news:  “This challenge enables CROW to double the gift and raise ever important endowment dollars to continue the mission.  CROW’s work to save wildlife happens several ways:  through state-of-the-art veterinary care for injured and ill native and migratory animals; by training the next generation of wildlife medicine specialists; and, through educational offerings that demonstrate the benefits of our wild neighbors.”

CROW’s Endowment Fund was established in 2016 with an initial gift from Roberta and Philip Puschel.  Endowments are strategic, long-term views which enable our continued support of programs that are making a lasting impact.  Income from this endowment will supplement funds that are raised annually to ensure continuous service delivery of environmental education and patient care. 

CROW's Board of Directors, Staff and Animal Ambassadors ask for your help in meeting the challenge to raise $50,000 to match the contribution.


Click here to make a donation to the 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund Challenge!