The Nature Foundation announces a very generous gift.

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen Receives $1 Million Donation to its Endowment Fund

WINTERGREEN, JANUARY 7, 2020 – The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen is delighted to announce a $1 million donation to our endowment fund, $500,000 of which is a challenge match. We wish to extend our deep gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Mary Beth Smyth and the Smyth Foundation for their generous donation. Mary Beth and her late husband, Gordon, have been longstanding supporters of the Nature Foundation’s mission, helping us preserve the natural heritage of the Wintergreen community as well as that of Nelson County and the central Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a significant gift that will help insure the protection of unique and rare ecosystems and will promote education of both adults and students from the surrounding region. The gift celebrates the Foundation’s 25-year legacy of environmental stewardship and nationally recognized work to better understand nature by research, and to protect nature by education, thereby challenging those who follow us to implement and enhance that vision.

We urge Wintergreen residents, guests, and all those who benefit from the Foundation’s work to help us meet the challenge grant portion of this generous donation.

For more information about how to help us meet this challenge, please telephone 434-325-8169 or view the Endowment Fund Case Statement.