NOVEMBER 2018: Bill Broadbent, a 1973 graduate of Williams College, understands the pressing need to protect land. Bill and his wife Camille have long seen the necessity of preserving unique natural areas, and support land trust work around the country, including the WRLF’s work in Williamstown. In recognition of the importance of this work and the need for long-term financial health, in 1999 they founded the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation Broadbent Endowment Fund for the 21st Century
We in Williamstown have a unique opportunity to use land conservation to mitigate the effects of a changing climate. By protecting land along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, we can store carbon and create wildlife corridors that buffer the impact of a warming world. WRLF is working with land trusts in four states to do just that.
But such large scale conservation efforts stretch the resources of small land trusts like the WRLF. Access to new capital will sustain our ability to engage new projects and conduct land stewardship.
To help the WRLF realize the goal of a robust endowment and in anticipation of his 50th reunion at Williams College in 2023, Bill has offered a challenge: he will donate a total of $50,000 to the existing Broadbent Endowment if the WRLF can raise an additional $50,000.
Your participation in this generous challenge is an investment in the Williamstown you love today and the Williamstown of the future, with its open spaces and special places intact. Thank you for giving!
Please send checks made payable to WRLF to: Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
Or, go to our Donate page here.
The WRLF is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) land conservation trust.