Saint Paul, MN – Pheasants Forever announced Lincoln Financial Network has put forth a $25,000 grant to the nonprofit Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign. Lincoln Financial Network (LFN) will match, dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000, individual contributions to Pheasants Forever’s year-end fundraising effort, all of which will directly support the conservation mission.

The $25,000 matching grant donation from Lincoln Financial is intended to inspire individuals to make a year-end, tax-deductible gift to Pheasants Forever. Through the Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign, Pheasants Forever accepts contributions placed in support of 45 different breeds of bird dogs. Each $1 donated is equal to one vote for that bird dog breed so a $100 donation is equal to 100 votes for a particular bird dog breed. LFN, a new partner, will distribute its contribution evenly amongst all breeds.

“Lincoln Financial has a 100-year-old heritage of helping people find solutions for their financial challenges. We are extremely excited about our new partnership with the nation’s most highly respected upland conservation organization and the impact it will have on Pheasants Forever’s mission” said Tom Eusebio, Vice President of ABGA Operations – Lincoln Financial Network. “There’s no better way to kick off our partnership with Pheasants Forever than to support a habitat initiative designed around man’s best friend.”

With support from LFN, Pheasants Forever is well on its way to exceeding the $48,000 raised during the first Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign last year. “Lincoln Financial has given members and supporters a reason to be proud, as well as a challenge to exceed,” said David Bue, Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Development. “They are committed to helping our members and landowners with their estate planning needs. That’s serious business, second only to what hunters are most serious about: their dogs.”

To vote/donate, visit Bird Dogs for Habitat. On the webpage, visitors can make their own tax-deductible gift in honor of their favorite breed of bird dog.

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