Your Chance to Make a Difference —

Marjory Stoneman Douglas was one of the most remarkable individuals in environmental history. Her seminal book “River of Grass” transformed the world’s view of the Everglades from swampy wasteland to national treasure, and she sounded the alarm to threats facing the Everglades long before they were widely understood. Marjory was a journalist and activist who devoted her life’s work to the idea that America’s Everglades were a litmus test for our planet, and she mobilized the public when she founded Friends of the Everglades in 1969.

Today, Friends of the Everglades stands as the single best hope for creating the change Marjory envisioned through advocacy, scientific research and litigation. With Florida’s water quality degraded by pollutants and harmful algal blooms – as we face added risks from sprawling development and climate change – we need bold supporters like you to continue the work Marjory started.

At this critical time, Friends of the Everglades invites you to follow Marjory’s lead. Help advance our mission to preserve, protect, and restore the only Everglades in the world by becoming a member of our alliance of donors: Marjory’s Circle. By contributing a minimum of $1,200 annually, you will help sustain Marjory’s legacy and ensure its continued role in preserving the future of our River of Grass and its connected waterways.

Get Involved —

Marjory’s Circle is composed of those exceptional Friends whose choice to support the work of Friends of the Everglades reflects their own commitment to environmental stewardship.

By contributing a minimum of $1,200 annually, you will help sustain Marjory’s legacy and ensure its continued role in preserving the future of our River of Grass and its connected waterways.

In addition to deepening your relationship with a healthy Everglades, you receive these exclusive benefits:

  • Invitations to exclusive Everglades experiences and Marjory’s Circle membership gatherings across the watershed
  • Discounts on signature event tickets, including the annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Legacy Celebration
  • Insider updates and impact reports showing how your dollars are making a difference
  • You will be recognized as members of Marjory’s Circle in our annual report.
  • You will receive our monthly newsletter, Voice of the Everglades, which includes Everglades stories, as well as information about upcoming policy briefings and educational programs
  • On April 7, which is Everglades Day and Marjory’s birthday, all current Marjory’s Circle donors will receive a special gift to commemorate their dedication to Marjory’s legacy
  • You may make your donation in honor or memory of a loved one, friend, or business associate. It makes a wonderful gift and meaningful tribute.
  • Virtual Update (Leadership update with Q&A session)
  • You will receive the satisfaction of knowing that your support enables Friends of the Everglades to make a lasting impact on the future of our Everglades through policy-driven advocacy and education dedicated to helping us preserve, protect, and restore the only Everglades in the world.

Marjory’s Circle members hail from all over, possessing different backgrounds and motivations, and are connected by a desire to see the Everglades protected and preserved. Find out the reasons and motivations of other members in our latest Featured Member Video: