An endowment is a long-term investment tool that provides annual support to Athens Land Trust in perpetuity through a regular stream of support from the fund’s interest. The endowment is a dedicated source of funds that allows Athens Land Trust to cover the incidentals of each project, retain great staff, and enables us to take some risks on exciting new opportunities.
Athens Land Trust outlined the need to establish an endowment in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan in order to create financial sustainability and continue to support our mission. Our initial aim is to raise $5 million by the end of 2020. In 2017, we received our first gift of $75,000 from a generous, anonymous donor to launch the endowment fund. Please help Athens Land Trust continue to build long-term financial support through a donation! Both direct donations and planned gifts can be contributed towards the endowment.
If you are interested in contributing to our endowment, please contact our Development Coordinator, Erin O’Brien, at firstname.lastname@example.org.