We do not inherit the
earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from
our children.
- Native American Wisdom

New 10-Year Philanthropic Partnership Agreement

Friends of Saguaro National Park (FOSNP) and Saguaro National Park have signed a new long-term Philanthropic Partnership Agreement for ten years with the option to add an additional five years. FOSNP has been the official nonprofit fundraising partner since 1997 and has raised over $8 million to help preserve, protect, and enhance the fragile environment and unique cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert at Saguaro National Park.

“On behalf of the National Park Service and Saguaro National Park, I want to express my sincere appreciation to FOSNP for agreeing to a new long-term partnership agreement. Our partnership is remarkable and demonstrates the significant accomplishments that can be achieved through a successful public-private collaboration. We are a nationally recognized model for programs and best practices for National Parks and Friends groups. Our mutual success and long-term strategic partnership plans would not be possible without generous donor and volunteer support of FOSNP,” said Leah McGinnis, Superintendent of Saguaro National Park.

Fred Stula, Executive Director of FOSNP said, “Most partnership agreements with the National Park Service are for five years. This ten-to-fifteen-year agreement demonstrates the importance of our present and future mutually beneficial and collaborative work. This trust from the National Park Service is a direct result from the work of our Board of Directors and support from our donors and volunteers. Thank you for your passion and commitment to support Saguaro National Park!”