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SOURCE National Park Foundation
The Official Nonprofit Partner to the National Park Service Celebrates Five Decades of Enriching Natural, Cultural, and Historical Sites and Engaging Park Enthusiasts
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Countless individuals, beloved trails and landscapes, historic buildings, and treasured artifacts have benefited from the tireless efforts of the National Park Foundation since December 18, 1967.
Established by congressional charter, the National Park Foundation has invested more than $700 million in priority projects across the National Park System to date. As the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation brings together individuals, foundations, and companies in support of America's natural, cultural, and historical sites.
"At 50, proud to report that we're hitting our stride. Extending beyond one park, the National Park Foundation raises money and establishes innovative partnerships to benefit National Park Service sites and programs coast to coast and on the islands too," said Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation. "The community of national park supporters is stronger than ever and growing bigger every single day."
Throughout the upcoming year, the National Park Foundation and parks community will highlight the organization's impact using #WeAreParks on social media. Examples include:
For more information about the National Park Foundation's 50th anniversary, read the National Park Foundation's blog.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
Celebrating 50 years, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and ENGAGE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.
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