Chattahoochee Nature Center nears fundraising goal as economy shudders

March 23, 2020- Saporta Report
By: David Pendered

The Wetlands Boardwalk is closed to visitors when it floods during times of large water releases from Buford Dam. The boardwalk is to be raised with proceeds of the current fundraising campaign. Credit: David Pendered

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is conducting a capital campaign that is to be one of many gauges of the region’s philanthropic capacity as the economy responds to the pandemic of the coronavirus.


Across the state, non-profits such as the Madison-Morgan Conservancy are deferring fundraising events – including the conservancy’s only fundraiser of the year, a Kentucky Derby party. These non-profit managers are rethinking their balance sheets as contributions pledged in a better economy may not arrive.

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