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Orvis Announces Four Recipients of the 2013 Orvis Customer Matching Grants to Protect Nature
Manchester, VT (March 12, 2013) – The Orvis Company, Inc. of Manchester, Vermont announced the four recipients of its annual Orvis Customer Matching Grants, two of whom are continuations from 2012. The cornerstone of Orvis’ perennial commitment of 5% of its pre-tax profits to protecting nature, this year’s grants are targeted to raise $430,000 or more for these projects, and are part of a more than $1 million commitment to conservation and other philanthropic causes this year.
“I am always gratified, but never surprised by the willingness of our customers to contribute meaningfully to our conservation efforts,” said David Perkins, Vice Chairman of Orvis. “Together over the years we have achieved some remarkable results, and that’s why our commitment of 5% of pre-tax profits is not only a commitment to protect nature, but is a commitment to our customers. Each year, we carefully select partners whose programs meet our common goals, and we highly commend these four outstanding programs to our customers and to the general public, through these matching grants and the year-long, multi-channel promotional campaigns we have committed to them.”
In addition to the company’s matching grants, Orvis will donate over $500,000 this year in smaller grants to conservation organizations including The Nature Conservancy, American Rivers, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, The Conservation Fund, Atlantic Salmon Federation, Bonefish-Tarpon Trust, Ducks Unlimited, Ruffed Grouse Society, Rare Conservation, Project Healing Waters, Casting for Recovery, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and others.
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