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Sangreal Foundation Makes $10 Million Matching Gift to Global Wildlife Conservation

Funds Raised Through Challenge Grant Will Help Bolster Conservation of Endangered Wildlife and Wildlands

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April 3, 2017

AUSTIN, TX — In a tremendous show of support for the world’s wildlife and wildlands, the Sangreal Foundation this week made a $10 million matching gift to Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC). The 2017 challenge grant will match donations to GWC dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of contributions to GWC’s critical mission of conserving the diversity of life on Earth.

“With this incredibly generous matching gift, Global Wildlife Conservation has an unprecedented opportunity to vastly increase our important work around the planet, safeguarding the species and ecosystems that are critical to a healthy, thriving Earth upon which we all depend,” said Wes Sechrest, GWC chief scientist and CEO. “Brian Sheth and his Sangreal Foundation have demonstrated time and again a genuine long-term commitment to lead in environmental philanthropic giving. This support directly translates to important conservation wins on the ground.”

The Sangreal Foundation was founded by GWC board chairman Brian Sheth and his wife, Adria, to support educational and environmental initiatives. Sheth is the Co-Founder and President of Vista Equity Partners. Conservationists this year named a newly discovered species of lemur in Madagascar, Sheth’s lemur (Cheirogaleus shethi), in honor of his steadfast support for the protection of the planet’s biodiversity.

“Saving the planet, our ecosystem, and all species—no matter how small—is an imperative for our children and their future,” Sheth said. “I am thrilled to challenge other donors to give to Global Wildlife Conservation and double the impact of our gift, which will directly support the work of GWC’s scientists and partner organizations, who work together on the frontlines of biodiversity preservation.”

Businesses and individuals can take advantage of the challenge grant by making a tax-deductible contribution in support of Global Wildlife Conservation’s mission by visiting https://www.globalwildlife.org/sangreal/.

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Photo: Haiti cloud forest photo by Robin Moore

Global Wildlife Conservation
Global Wildlife Conservation protects endangered species and habitats through science-based field action. GWC envisions a world with diverse and abundant wildlife and is dedicated to ensuring that the species on the verge of extinction are not lost. The global organization brings together scientists, conservationists, policymakers and industry leaders to ensure a truly collaborative approach to species conservation. Learn more at www.globalwildlife.org

Lindsay Renick Mayer
Global Wildlife Conservation

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Lindsay Renick Mayer

Lindsay Renick Mayer

Lindsay is the associate director of communications for Global Wildlife Conservation and has a particular interest in leveraging communications to inspire conservation action. Lindsay is passionate about species-based conservation and finding compelling ways to tell stories that demonstrate the value of all of the planet’s critters, big and microscopic.