Wilburforce News and Updates

Congratulations to our founder and President, Rose Letwin, who received Woodland Park Zoo‘s Outstanding Philanthropic Leadership Award during a celebration thanking its Thrive 2019 Wildlife Heroes. Robert Long, PhD, the Zoo’s Senior Conservation Scientist and a Wilburforce Conservation Science Fellow, presented the award to honor Rose for providing seed funding for the Zoo’s wildlife conservation program, […]

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Last year, Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) surveyed foundation leaders to explore how the philanthropic community planned to respond to the political context that emerged after the 2016 U.S. elections. CEP invited our founder and President, Rose Letwin, to tell Wilburforce’s story. Here’s what she wrote: http://cep.org/deepening-commitment-in-a-moment-of-change/

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Wilburforce values feedback. Every few years, the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) surveys our grantees and issues a Grantee Perception Report (GPR). The results ensure that we perform well in areas of particular importance to our strategic approach, and help identify opportunities to improve. As we’ve done with each of our past reports, we’re sharing […]

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Today was Lisa’s first official day as our Science and Capacity Program Officer. We couldn’t be happier. Lisa’s science background, government/policy expertise, grantmaking experience, knowledge of the ecosystems in which we work, and passion for capacity building make her the perfect pick to fill this role. In addition to her relevant skills and experience, she […]

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Rose Letwin, our founder and president, was honored by the League of Conservation Voters with their 2017 National Environmental Visionary Award. Check out the video as Montana Senator Jon Tester introduces her, and she talks about the value of conserving our public lands. Congratulations, Rose!  

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Come Together: Here are a few of the things we learned from convening a subset of our grantees to talk about the new U.S. political context, with helpful suggestions to create your own Beatles playlist to guide future work. http://effectivephilanthropy.org/we-can-work-it-out/

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On June 13, 2011, Amanda Stanley joined Wilburforce Foundation as our Conservation Science Program Officer. Over the past 5.9166666667 years (we’re hoping Amanda appreciates our precision, because data), she has shared her passion, intelligence, and creativity with us, and the grantees with whom we work. In her new position as Executive Director of COMPASS, she […]

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We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Conservation Science Fellows! This is a stellar group of scientists from across the west who are motivated to be agents of change. We are excited to work with them over the coming year on leadership, communication, and building a mutually supportive network. Learn more about our Fellows here.

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Our Executive Director Tim Greyhavens is retiring at the end of this month after 25 years with Wilburforce Foundation. In his final message to our grantees, friends, and colleagues he talks about the most memorable aspects of his two dozen+ years in conservation philanthropy. http://bit.ly/2g7vUvp

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The Alaska Wilderness League recently presented our founder Rose Letwin with their coveted Voice of the Wild Award for her many years of being a champion for Alaska’s lands, waters and wildlife. Click here for further information.

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