Legendary Musician to “Rock Greenville” for Special Places

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities in honor of its hometown, Greenville, SC, announced a special benefit concert featuring legendary rocker Chuck Leavell fresh off the highly successful Rolling Stones “A Bigger Bang Tour” of Europe. All monies raised will go to benefit Upstate Forever, Spartanburg Area Conservancy, The Conestee Foundation, Friends of the […]

Endowment Calls for Input on Focal Initiatives and Priorities

“If there is one thing the Endowment’s Board of Directors has been clear about it is the importance of focusing our work on a few truly important areas where, over the long-haul, we can make a difference in sustainable forestry and forest-reliant communities,” says Carlton Owen, President & CEO of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry […]

Fall Internship Announced

Matthew Rutledge, a 2006 graduate of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia joins the U.S. Endowment staff on August 27th for our fall 2007 Internship. Matt graduated with a B.A. in History receiving a 3.26 GPA. Returning to his hometown of Greenville, he is now working to complete his second major in […]

Endowment Formalizes Internship Program

The U.S. Endowment today announced procedures that formalize a college internship program that began as a trial in the spring of 2007. “We have just identified our fourth intern who will be joining us for the fall 2007 semester,” said Carlton Owen. “The program has been so successful for us and our university interns that […]

Workshop Set to Solicit Input on Strategic Direction

The due diligence process is on-going as the Endowment seeks to review potential strategic focal initiatives. As part of this continuing process, the Endowment will convene a diverse group of sustainable forestry and rural community “thinkers and practitioners” in Greenville, South Carolina in early November. “Our biggest challenge has been to maintain an intimate group […]

Endowment Work Supported by Interns

We are delighted to have two talented interns joining the U.S. Endowment in recent weeks. Sally Stephenson joined our Greenville staff on July 2. Her two-month assignment will be spent focusing on sustainable forestry aspects of our potential focal initiative work. Sally, a Greenville native, is a Spanish major at Davidson College, NC carrying a […]

Treasurer Posts First Financial Overview

In an effort to be meet our own high standards and commitments to transparency and openness, U.S. Endowment Treasurer Duane McDougall has developed a financial overview that summarizes the organization’s financial results from inception through the end of the second quarter (June 30, 2007). This “layman’s summary” provides a thumbnail of all major financial transactions, […]

Board adds Canadian and President to Ranks

In a unanimous action designed to ensure seamless and transparent functioning, the Endowment’s Board of Directors voted to expand its membership from 11 to 13. “The Endowment took an important step toward achieving the full spirit of the Softwood Lumber Agreement in its decision to elect the current Canadian liaison, John Weaver, to full board […]

Actions from June Board Meeting

The Endowment’s Board of Directors convened for its second in-person meeting June 17-19, 2007 — the site, Issaquah, Washington. In addition to taking a number of actions (summarized below), the Board and staff gained valuable insights into conservation issues in the Pacific Northwest. Outside presenters were: Court Stanley and Judd Kirk, Port Blakely Tree Farms/Communities; […]

Endowment Making Move to New Offices

Effective May 1st the Endowment will begin operations from its new corporate office at 200 Whitsett Street, Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601. The space in a beautifully-rehabbed home in the Pettigru Historic District is a short 8-10 blocks from the center of Main Street. The general phone number and P.O. Box will remain the same. […]

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