The Everglades Foundation’s success is the result of the generosity of people who believe in our mission of protecting and restoring one of the world’s unique natural ecosystems.
Our donors ensure that our scientists continue leading major initiatives to save the Everglades. Our capacity to preserve and protect the Everglades as a natural source of drinking water for 7 million Floridians is a direct result of your financial support.
Meet Our Donors
We are pleased to share stories about a few of the generous friends who support the Everglades Foundation. To view a complete list of our donors, please download our
Florida Power & Light
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has made a major commitment to the Everglades Foundation’s projects for restoration and preservation of Florida’s unique Everglades. Through their philanthropic investment, FPL is helping to ensure the future health of Florida's water supply for over 7 million people. As one of the largest electric utilities in Florida, FPL serves approximately 4.5 million customers and is a leading employer in the state with over 10,000 employees. As a clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). To learn more, visit: www.fpl.com
“Darden is proud to partner with the Everglades Foundation to restore this critical ecosystem and help provide clean water for all Floridians.” Said Angela Woods, Director of the Darden Foundation. Darden and the Everglades Foundation are proud of this unique partnership which will improve the quality of Florida’s water and ensure that fresh water will be drinkable, fishable and swimmable for all. The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation is committed to philanthropic support of projects that have an enduring and positive impact on communities they serve. With over 1,900 restaurants and 180,000 employees, Darden’s family of restaurants represents the world’s largest full-service restaurant company including Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse,The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and Yard House. Since 2009, the Everglades Foundation has annually received grant support from the Darden Foundation for “preservation of natural resources.” Their support demonstrates their commitment to communities and their philanthropic investments are focused on key areas including access to postsecondary education, preservation of natural resources—by protecting wildlife, restoring and preserving ecosystems and teaching environmental sustainability, and Good Neighbor Grants which are dedicated to vital organizations serving regional communities. To learn more visit: www.dardenfoundation.com
Crawford Taylor Foundation
The Crawford Taylor Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri has provided a major investment in the restoration of America’s Everglades National Headwaters Wildlife Refuge. The Crawford Taylor Foundation’s mission is to enable and enhance programs that create long-lasting legacies within communities. The Foundation, which has a proud family tradition in St. Louis and beyond, was founded by entrepreneur, Jack Taylor, who was the founder of Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent a Car. Today, the Crawford Taylor Foundation is guided by a Board of Directors that includes three generations of the Taylor family. A primary focus of the Board of the Crawford Taylor Foundation is to support the environment through the preservation of parks and places of natural beauty, along with education and development of long-term environmental solutions. Click through to www.crawfordtaylorfoundation.org
Growing up in Czechoslovakia. Surviving the war. Coming to America in 1949. Marrying Rose in 1969. And Everglades National Park. “I know every trail and rock in that park,” he says. “Every winter for 10 years, my wife and I rented a room at the Flamingo Lodge & Resort. It was 42 miles west of Homestead, facing the ocean. Every year from 1974 to 1984, sometime between January and March, we went for a week.” He pauses for a moment, and when he speaks, you can hear 41 years of married love in his voice. At 82, Alexander Doska has a lifetime of memories. “Room 124 was our favorite.” When they retired in 1984, the Doskas moved from Brooklyn to Stuart, and Jonathan Dickinson State Park became their beauty spot. In 1996, they relocated to Orange City, and the Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge won their affection. “Growing up in Czechoslovakia, my dad and I used to hike the Alps, so all my life we were interested in natural beauty,” he says. “Both my parents were interested, and that is where I learned it.” Rose Doska died on Sept. 14, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. She was 79, and when Mr. Doska looked for a way to remember his wife, he thought of the Everglades Foundation. He sent a gift in her name. “I leave it up to the Foundation, what to do with the money,” he says. “They know best.” Room 124 is gone now. The Flamingo Lodge was leveled by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. But Alexander Doska still has fond memories of the park’s natural beauty and the time he spent there with Rose. “We went on boat rides back then,” he recalls. “Rose loved the resort, the pool and the ocean nearby, and I did a lot of hiking; Bear Lake Trail, Snake Bight Trail.” “Oh, I’m telling you, we loved that place, and it’s made me passionate for preserving the Everglades.”
- Millennium Society $1 million
- Chairman’s Council $500,000-$999,999
- Gold Founder $250,000-$499,999
- Silver Founder $100,000-$249,999
- Everglades Society $50,000-$99,999
- Everglades Fellow $25,000-$49,999
- Everglades Partners $10,000-$24,999
- Steward of the Everglades $5,000-$9,999
- Gold Circle $2,500-$4,999
- Silver Circle $1,000-$2,499
- Friends $500-$999
- Sustaining Donors $50-$499
- Donors $1-$49
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The Everglades Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible.