Wolf Conservation Center Foundation Entering Final Stretch to Win Major Grant from Chase

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After 10 days of competing with 1000s of small nonprofits across the country for votes on Facebook, the Wolf Conservation Center Foundation remains in the top 40, and is in line to win $50K! Animal lovers and conservationists have only 3 more days to vote and help them achieve that goal.

Vote for the Wolf Conservation Center Foundation in the Chase Community Giving Competition

We are all so very excited about the chance the WCCF has to win a Chase Community Giving grant because that money will help the WCCF establish a permanent "Den of Our Own".
- Hélène Grimaud, WCCF President and WCC Founder

In August, Chase announced that close to 7000 small (budgets under $10MM) charities had been nominated by Chase customers or employees for the Fall 2012 round of the Chase Community Giving program, which is designed to benefit those charities by offering Facebook users and Chase account holders the chance to vote for which of those charities will receive donations from the $5 million pool Chase has committed to this Fall's competition. The Top 196 eligible charities with the most votes will receive between $10,000 and $250,000 (for a total of $5 million in grants).

The Wolf Conservation Center Foundation, located in Westchester County just 30 miles north of New York City, supports the education and conservation efforts of the Wolf Conservation Center – which 25 wolves presently call home (22 are endangered wolves sheltered and bred as part of the Species Survival Plan; 3 are part of the 1000s of education programs the WCC runs every year). With a portion of Chase grant, the Foundation will continue to fund the WCC mission of wolf conservation and environmental education – and, if the grant is substantial enough, it will help the WCCF fund the WCC's acquisition of the Westchester property on which the Center resides, so that the wolves and the staff at the WCC will, at last, have a permanent home and a “Den of Our Own.”

The WCC Foundation must stay in the top 46 to win the $50K grant. Voting began September 6 and ends this Wednesday, September 19, so now is the time to cast your vote and spread the word if you care about endangered species and a healthy, balanced environment.

To vote for the Wolf Conservation Center Foundation and help them make it through the final stretch, visit the Chase Community Giving site on Facebook – or just enter http://bit.ly/vote4wccf in your browser to be taken directly to the WCCF voting page.

For more information contact:
Deborah Heineman, Executive Director, Wolf Conservation Center, debbie(at)nywolf(dot)org or 914-715-8581.

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