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EarthLab announces John and Gail Eyler 2019 matching gift challenge

EarthLab has announced a new matching gift challenge through the end of 2019. College of the Environment Advisory Board Member John Eyler and his wife, Gail, have established a generous 1:1 challenge match for EarthLab supporters. They will match gifts of $5,000 or more, up to a total of $100,000, in support of the EarthLab Innovation Fund.

John and Gail Eyler
John and Gail Eyler

“We are so pleased to offer our support to the EarthLab Innovation Fund because of EarthLab’s deep commitment to environmental justice and actionable science,” said John Eyler. “We challenge anyone who is serious about solving our climate problems to join us in supporting EarthLab this year.”

EarthLab catalyzes new partnerships between the University of Washington and civic and community organizations to co-produce meaningful, science-based solutions to our greatest environmental challenges. Already this year, EarthLab welcomed a new Advisory Council, led by former Interior Secretary and REI CEO Sally Jewell, and funded its first round of Innovation Grants to six new community research projects that showed high potential for real impact and change. The 2019 matching gift challenge will help EarthLab continue its momentum into 2020 and beyond. 

“We couldn’t be more grateful to the Eylers for their generous matching challenge. We’ve made significant headway this year, and we have big plans for the future of this program,” said EarthLab Executive Director Ben Packard. “The complex environmental challenges we face require unprecedented urgency and collaborative action. This support to catalyze additional collaborations is crucial.”

Interested in doubling your impact to EarthLab? Contact Kathleen Phan at katphan@uw.edu or make a gift below.

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