Aloha HILT Supporters,
As we near the end of this year and reflect back, it is clear that the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust has been going through incredible growth these last two years so we have much to be merry and thankful for this holiday season.
Please consider some of the following examples of this terrific growth:
Figure 1: Number of Land Acquisition Projects Completed in a Year (Conservation Easements and Fee Simple Projects)
Figure 2: Donor Base Size Per Year
Figure 3: Largest Individual Private Cash Gift Received Per Year (*In 2013, two private $100,000 gifts received)
Figure 4: Private Annual Revenue on Cash Basis
There are many other examples of HILT’s immense growth these last couple of years such as the following: achieving National Accreditation, something achieved by less than 20% of the nation’s land trusts; launching creative and well received public education and outreach programs such as our Talk Story on the Land environmental education series and our Conservation Collaboration Agreements with local schools; and starting HILT’s new membership program on Earth Day 2013 which has attracted numerous HILT supporters (families, students, realtors and their clients, etc.).
These reflections give us a lot of holiday cheer, especially when we think of you, our supporters, as your growing private individual support has helped HILT grow immensely and significantly further our land conservation mission as demonstrated above. Together, we are truly making a lasting green difference for the benefit of current and future generations in Hawaiʻi. Thank you! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and New Year!
Edward Sortwell Clement, Jr., Executive Director
You can make a lasting green difference today by donating to Hawaiian Islands Land Trust’s 2014 Year End Appeal.
Click HERE to donate today.
Your gift today will be a gift to current and future generations!
Photo: Courtesy of Tina Aiu