SANIBEL, Fla. - The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) received a $50,000 challenge contribution dedicated to CROW’s Endowment Fund.
The couple making the donation decided to mark the 50th anniversary of service to Southwest Florida wildlife with this gift of $1,000 for each year in operation since 1968. The couple wishes to remain anonymous, a news release from CROW said.
The donation also offers to make each dollar raised through Dec. 14, 2018 up to $50,000. The goal is a $100,000 donation.
“This challenge enables CROW to double the gift and raise ever important endowment dollars to continue the mission," Executive Director Linda E. Estep said in a news release. "CROW’s work to save wildlife happens several ways: through state-of-the-art veterinary care for injured and ill native and migratory animals; by training the next generation of wildlife medicine specialists; and, through educational offerings that demonstrate the benefits of our wild neighbors.”