Thank you for helping us reach our $5,000 match challenge!

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the incredible response from our members, along with a generous gift from Foundation board member Michael Williamson and his wife Mary Ann Doll, the $5,000 Campaign challenge issued by Foundation member Robin Buerki and Foundation co-founder Ron Semmann and his wife Ann Semmann, has been met!

Foundation member Robin Buerki (left).
Foundation co-founder, Ron Semmann and his wife Ann Semmann (right). Photo by Mark LaBarbera

A NEW $5,000 match challenge! Last opportunity to double your impact

Now, we are deeply grateful to share that Michael Williamson and Mary Ann Doll have issued an new $5,000 challenge gift to encourage final gifts to the Campaign and help bring us to our goal.

We have already received a generous gift toward this challenge from Foundation member, Richard Hansen, and hope you will consider making a gift to support the heart of our mission today. 

Your donation made before October 31 will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 thanks to the generous challenge gift!

“Donating to Foundation’s Bluffs to Great Lakes Campaign was an easy choice for us.  Some of our best memories have been on the banks of an improved trout stream, or on a hike through restored prairie, or on an NRF Field Trip in the black of night howling with wolves.  The Foundation makes that possible for us and for scores of others through its work.  Please join us in supporting the Foundation’s efforts to protect and enhance the wondrous landscape we have, and the species who live there, by making a gift that will have a lasting impact on Wisconsin.”

Michael Williamson, Foundation Board Member, and his wife Mary Ann Doll.

Your gift to the Bluffs to Great Lake Shores Campaign will sustain nature’s gifts for generation to come

Wisconsin is home to natural communities of regional, national, and even global importance.

Your gift to the Bluffs to Great Lake Shores Campaign will allow us to continue supporting the lands and waters you cherish though our Field Trips, grant programs, and outreach.

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Over 2,884 Opportunities to Connect with the Natural World

For the past 25 years the Foundation has connected with over 60,000 people on 2,884 Field Trips to some of Wisconsin’s most unique and beautiful places. With a gift today, you can assure that citizens, children, parents and grandparents with share in the joy and wonder of Wisconsin’s natural wonders.

Photo by Eric Preston

Because of you . . . 

The Foundation has invested nearly $7 million in conservation efforts across Wisconsin, from building trails at state parks, to wildlife recovery efforts, to environmental education.

Photo by Eagle School of Madison 

Sustainable support for our most imperiled species and ecosystems

Your support allows us to continue caring for beloved places and species in Wisconsin through our endowment funds that provide ongoing support, from protecting pollinators, to preserving rare plants, to caring for our State Natural Areas and State Parks.

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These are just a few examples of the many ways your gift will help us continue to support the lands, waters, and wildlife you love. 

We know you care for Wisconsin as much as we do. Please consider making a donation today and help the Foundation continue to be here—and stay here—for Wisconsin.

NRF, Bluffs to Great Lake Shores Campaign
211 S Paterson St. Ste 100
Madison, WI 53703
Call our office toll free at 
1-866-734-1485 to learn more.

It is an absolute pleasure to be back at the Foundation working with folks like you. Your support and partnership – and the impact you have had on Wisconsin’s wild places over the years – is truly inspirational.  

Because of your partnership, we’re able to protect and sustain Wisconsin’s natural lands, waters and wildlife for generations to come. Thank you for helping build a more beautiful, diverse, and hopeful future.

For Wisconsin,

David Clutter
(608) 692-2153