Help me support the vision of Dr. Jane Goodall and the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute!
Welcome to my fundraiser. My name is Shawn Sweeney and I have been involved with the Jane Goodall Institute for nearly 15 years. First as a member of the Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots program, then a statewide volunteer coordinator and finally as a member of the staff since 2007. JGI's partnerships with local communities, emphasis on empowering women and girls, recognizing the importance of individual animal welfare as an individual as well as helping entire populations of wildlife and our work to help grow the next generation of compassionate citizens all inspire me.
Anyone who knows me is aware of my dedication to great apes from my childhood. I was always known as Shawn the monkey boy (even though apes aren't monkeys -- but that's besides the point). Every year since then, someone has givben me some kind of primate-related gift. Though I treasure each and every one of those gifts, this year, I am asking my friends and family to instead give a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute. This will mean the world to me and to the people, wildlife and wild places the Jane Goodall Institute works to help and protect.
From now through the end of the year all gifts are being matched up to $125,000. This means that everyone who donates to my page here has a chance to double their gift. If you give even $5, your gift will be matched and made into $10. Please join me this year in giving to the Jane Goodall Institute and helping us reach our match goal.
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