Support the Spring 2020 Fundraising Campaign

April 15, 2020 08:57

Dear ANPR family,

As we near almost a month of sheltering in our homes due to COVID-19, know that each of you is on our minds. We hope to meet again in happier and healthier times. During this crisis, your ANPR Board of Directors has been working to ensure that the support we provide to our ranger community doesn’t waver, not even during a pandemic. But we need your help!

In years past, ANPR has held an annual fall fundraising campaign as its primary fundraising event of the year outside of the Ranger Rendezvous. In 2019, the Board of Directors proposed holding a spring fundraising campaign, thinking that the springtime might find more rangers in a better situation to give rather than the fall, preceding the holiday season. Turns out, we were wrong! The situation we are all in now was never on our radar in 2019. Despite this, we are still having a fundraising drive, from April 15 – May 31. Many ANPR members are working both from home and in parks to ensure they remain protected. Rangers don’t stop, and neither should our support. Pandemics aren’t permanent.

In times like these, we want to do as much as we can to help with the current crisis, and being stuck at home can be a hindrance to this. But small actions can make a big difference! ANPR is 646 members strong. If each of you gives a small gift, it will help ANPR immensely in 2020. Here’s what your donation will accomplish:

  1. Helping us publish four issues of the professional Ranger magazine. At a time where the ranger community must support one another, Ranger can help bring us closer together.
  2. Funding the Bill Supernaugh memorial scholarship. How many of you attended your first rendezvous with the help of this scholarship? Help other rangers attend their first Rendezvous and make lasting connections.
  3. Reviving ANPR’s oral history project at the upcoming Ranger Rendezvous 43. On this 100th anniversary year of the passage of the 19th amendment, NPS Historians Lu Ann Jones and Brenna Lissoway will travel to rendezvous to resume this project where women’s stories will be collected and recorded, providing training and inspiration for young rangers.
  4. Boosting our membership numbers. Give a gift membership, either digital or full, and help expand our ranger community and make us stronger.

Go to anpr.org/fundraiser where you will have the opportunity to donate to a project of your choice. Then watch for weekly updates on Facebook to see which projects are getting the most support! Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law, and we will send you an acknowledgment letter for tax purposes. ANY amount you can give is appreciated!

Once again, we realize that these are worrying times, and again, you are in our thoughts. ANPR remains steadfast in its commitment to you and the important work you are doing for our parks. Please consider making a gift to ensure ANPR can come out of this stronger, like all of us. Thank you.

Paul Anderson
ANPR President