Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hawk Mountain receives $5,000 grant from PPL

Friday, October 13, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

A $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will contribute to educational events, workshops, and lectures that are provided for members and the public, as well as continued support for ongoing conservation research.

“This type of grant supports everything we do at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, from global training and research to leading school groups to welcoming hikers,” said Director of Development Mary Linkevich.

“We at PPL believe in environmental stewardship,” said Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL Electric Utilities’ regional affairs director.

“We commend Hawk Mountain for working towards creating lasting change through their educational programs and conservation research, which is why we are pleased to support their efforts. They are also contributing positively to the region by making it a great destination to visit.”

Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations that are doing innovative and groundbreaking work to create vital, sustainable communities and empowering each citizen to fulfill their potential.

The PPL Foundation contributes more than $2 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. Information: pplcares.com

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s daily operations, from global training and research to welcoming school groups, has received continued support from the PPL Foundation.

General operating grants are the Sanctuary’s most important form of support, underwriting all Hawk Mountain conservation science and education programs, visitor services, and Sanctuary operations and maintenance.

The 2,500-acre Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and is open to the public year-round by trail-fee or membership, which in turn supports the non-profit organization’s raptor conservation mission and local-to-global research, training, and education programs.

Information: hawkmountain.org; 610-756-6961