$75,000 Challenge Grant Awarded by Hyde Family Foundations Launches Sustaining the Wolf Campaign

Keith Cole, Executive Director of the Wolf River Conservancy, announced a $75,000 challenge grant from the Hyde Family Foundations at the Conservancy’s Leadership Luncheon on September 22.  The grant allows the Conservancy to benefit twofold from certain gifts made to its “Sustaining the Wolf” Campaign, which has a goal of reaching $150,000 in unrestricted, annual giving by December 31.

Any new, additional, or increased gifts from individuals will be doubled – thanks to our friends at the Hyde Family Foundations! 

 “We are truly fortunate to have the leadership of the Hyde Family Foundations help the Conservancy elevate the level of individual giving in numbers of donors and increased financial support,” said Cole.  “As we continue to make tremendous strides in protecting woods, water and wildlife, while completing the signature Wolf River Greenway project, the need to have adequate funding to deliver on our mission is essential.”

“By supporting the ‘Sustaining the Wolf’ Campaign, the challenge grant underscores the importance of the overall mission of the Wolf River Conservancy to Protect and Preserve the Wonder of the Wolf,” added Barbara Kabakoff, the Conservancy’s Chief Development Officer.  “Whether you participate in the Fund a Need portion of the Greenway Soirée’s live auction, increase your 2016 giving from previous years, make an additional year-end gift, or encourage others to join in and become a WRC “contributary” – all will be matched dollar for dollar up to $75,000.”

Please join us in “Sustaining the Wolf” by making a generous gift today.  Visit  If you have any questions on how to maximize your contribution, please contact Barbara Kabakoff,, 901-452-6500, ext. 110.

Posted by Cathy Justis at 8:56 PM