It’s Your Nature
This year is different, in one signal way: you’re more yourself than ever before. And you come to the Park because you realize that it’s part of who you are. Again and again, literally and figuratively, it’s where you find yourself.
It’s the same thing that brought a few determined folk together in 1989 to form the Conservancy. We looked at what Piedmont Park had become and said “That is not what our Park should be; that is not who we want to be.”
Every year since, a dedicated and steadily expanding circle of donors have given to the Conservancy, to build and preserve the Park. You might say it’s because they see it as a way to give back to Atlanta, to their communities. You’d be right; yet there’s more to it.
We give to the Conservancy because that’s the kind of people we intend to be. Folk who feel the rightness of caring for greenspace and growing things in their bones. It’s what we’re made for.
As the year draws to a close, consider not just what you want to do, or where you want to go. Think of what the Park is, and is to you, and reflect on who you want to be to the Park. Consider a year-end gift, not because it’s a noble act, but because –perhaps –it’s who you are, and what people like you do.