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50 & Forward
LAF Approaching Minimum Fundraising Goal


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The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) was founded 50 years ago (1966) on concerns of unchecked development and rampant pollution, and on the premise that landscape architects could help contribute to addressing those issues.


Fifty years on, LAF is marking its half-century of commitment to the environment with its 50 & Forward Campaign. This fundraising campaign has a minimum goal of $3.5 million to expand existing programs and support new initiatives that will position LAF to better meet its goals.

LAF has currently raised $3,306,200, and says that every dollar raised through the campaign, which runs through December 31, 2016, is being invested in the foundation.

Through the 50 & Forward Campaign, LAF hopes to:

  • Double its annual support for students to diversify the pool of talent and increase academic opportunity.

  • Lead a forum for practicing landscape architects to share innovative and entrepreneurial approaches and make the research ideas accessible to all.

  • Invest in new research that will benefit nonprofits, community leaders and advocates who make the case for more environmentally friendly policies and solutions.

  • Expand research grants and stipends for academics and landscape architecture programs.

  • Increase investment in the profession to broaden and deepen the pool of talent, drive innovation for improved practices and create new business opportunities for the landscape industry.



For more information, or to donate, visit https://lafoundation.org/support/50-and-forward







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