Help LBC Soar! The 2016 Giving Challenge

September 20, 2016

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2016 Giving Challenge

The 2016 Giving Challenge is now complete!  Thank you to each of the 110 donors who contributed to Lemon Bay Conservancy during the 24-hour online Challenge!  Preliminary estimates are that your donations combined with the very generous matching funds from The Patterson Foundation will bring in approximately $24,000 to LBC!


Beginning at noon on September 20th, Lemon Bay Conservancy will be participating in the 2016 Giving Challenge.  Each of you can be the one to make a difference for LBC during this exciting 24-hour donation event!

Each individual contributing to LBC during the 24-hour Giving Challenge will have your donation matched by The Patterson Foundation.  If you did not donate to LBC during last year’s Giving Challenge, your 2016 donation (up to $100) will be matched 2:1 by The Patterson Foundation!  So, your $25 donation will become $75.  Or, your $100 donation will become $300.

If you did donate to LBC during the Giving Challenge last year, your 2016 donation (up to $100) will still be matched 1:1!  So the value of your contribution will double!

Each individual’s donation will be matched.  So, if two or more family members each donate under separate names, using different credit cards, each donation will be matched.  This is a remarkable opportunity to leverage the value of your donation to provide the most benefit possible for Lemon Bay Conservancy!

The Giving Challenge donation window is only open for 24-hours, from noon on September 20th to noon on September 21stGo to  Search for Lemon Bay Conservancy and make your donation of $25 or more.  Only online donations made through the website qualify for matching funds.

If we have your email address or you’ve “liked” our Facebook page, you’ll see reminders from LBC about the Challenge as the date approaches.  Would you like us to call and remind you when the event starts?  We can do that too!  Just call the LBC office at 941-830-8922 or send us a note at with your name and the phone # you’d like us to call!

Please “be the one” to lend your support and help LBC soar by donating during the 2016 Giving Challenge.


The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

Lemon Bay Conservancy

About Lemon Bay Conservancy

Founded in 1971, Lemon Bay Conservancy is a not-for-profit land trust based in Englewood, Florida. Our long-range vision is: "To forever protect and preserve the natural features of Lemon Bay, Charlotte Harbor, their surrounding waters and uplands, and vital fish and wildlife habitat, through property preservation, environmental education and advocacy for sustainable land and water conservation policies and practices." To support that long-range vision, we focus our mission in three areas: Saving Land; Environmental education; and Advocacy for sustainable environmental policies.

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