PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation has announced it will continue the work of two key programs of the The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades beginning in 2017.
The Summer Intern Program for undergraduate and post-graduate students and its Everglades Symposium will be added to the current Everglades Foundation education programs and named in honor of John Marshall, who passed away March 28, 2016. The programs will continue to be administered this year by the Marshall Foundation.
“We are honored to continue the work of John Marshall and the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation. John was a champion for Everglades education and restoration efforts of this national treasure,” said Eric Eikenberg, Chief Executive Officer of the Everglades Foundation. “Our goal is to create an opportunity for passionate students and advocates to unite in their common cause of fostering the next generation of environmental stewards.”
“We are thrilled that one of the most respected environmental organizations in the country has embraced the legacy of John (Marshall) and the importance of these programs,” said Nancy Marshall, president of ARMF. “This will ensure that John’s favorite two programs continue to serve his dream of Everglades education for the next generation and allow our friends and supporters an opportunity to continue being involved with these efforts.”
Both organizations have joined to form The John Marshall Everglades Legacy Fund to endow funding for these programs in the future. Nancy Marshall, co-founder and president of ARMF will lead the effort.
ARMF recently established a $50,000 Challenge Match that guarantees contributions made to The John Marshall Everglades Legacy Fund at the Everglades Foundation will be matched dollar for dollar. These donations will fund the continuation of the Student Intern Program and the Everglades Symposium in the future.
The two organizations are hosting a Meet the 2016 Summer Interns reception on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Colony Hotel Palm Beach. The event for friends and donors will introduce the new John Marshall Everglades Legacy and the Class of 2016 summer interns.
For details regarding this event, contact Nancy Marshall at 561.233.9004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding the John Marshall Everglades Legacy Fund, contact Deborah Johnson at (305) 251-0001 or email email@example.com.