Lynn Chase Wildlife Foundation (LCWF)
In 1988 when I set up Lynn Chase Designs (LCD) I also wanted to create the Lynn Chase Wildlife Foundation (LCWF) to receive a portion of money from the sale of my products. My father, a lawyer was furious! "You cannot give money away when you haven't made any yet." Nevertheless in1988 we set up a 501 3(C) public charity and the Foundation was born. This year 2013 both the Company and the Foundation celebrates it's 25th anniversary! Having travelled extensively to see first hand the state of the environment, I had a vision for the Foundation. It's mandate was and is to stem habitat loss in areas of dense biodiversity around the world. That means LCWF concentrates on saving an environment whether on land, in the seas or in the air where there are many species in the food chain. Often this means concentrating on a "charismatic" species: spotted dolphins, jaguars, sea turtles, wolves and migratory shore birds to name a few of our over 40 projects. I am very proud to say that since our board of the Foundation is pro-bono all monies go directly to the field. I have made many friends in the conservation world and I serve on the board of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Kenya and was one of the first women in conservation to receive The Rachel Carson Award from the Audubon Society.