Two Red Rock Audubon chapter members have donated $100,000 to the National Audubon Society to establish the Silver State Wings Conservation Fund. Douglas and Nancy Chang are determined to make a difference in Nevada. The Fund will help Nevada Audubon chapters' conservation efforts through youth education and chapter capacity building.
"We have been fortunate in our lives to make this kind of impact on an issue that means a lot to Douglas and me," said Nancy Chang, attributing the seed money to sound financial advice they received over many years. "The future depends on us, as individuals, to do what we can to conserve our environment."
Investment income generated by the gift to National Audubon will support local conservation projects. Chapters are encouraged to submit recommendations to a committee comprised of members of each Nevada chapter, a representative of Audubon's Pacific Flyway, and Nancy Chang. Projects shall contribute to advancing Audubon's mission and work in Nevada. Building chapter capacity brings more people to the table to do the work that needs to be done. Educating youth is a key component of investing in our future.
“Strong Audubon chapters can make a profound difference for birds and the places they need in our communities, and of course, we must all work together to develop the next generation of conservation leaders as well,” said David J. Ringer, Audubon’s Chief Network Officer. “Doug and Nancy Chang’s wonderful gift will support Audubon chapters in Nevada as they strengthen and expand their work in partnership with National Audubon Society and other partners. We can’t wait to see how much we will accomplish together!”
Nancy and Douglas hope that their donation will inspire others to make a difference. The Silver State Wings Conservation Fund will gladly accept donations.
Grant applications will be available this summer and may be submitted after September 1, 2019. For further information, please contact Nancy Chang by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.