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SOURCE The Orvis Company, Inc.
MANCHESTER, Vt., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orvis Company, Inc. of Manchester, VT announced the four recipients of its annual Customer Matching Grant program. Targeted to raise $360,000 or more, these grants are the cornerstone of Orvis's annual commitment of 5% of its pre-tax profits to protecting nature. In total, Orvis will raise and contribute more than $1 million to conservation initiatives in 2014.
Orvis has awarded cash grants -- to match its customers' contributions up to equal amounts -- to the following organizations:
"Protecting the natural world and a love of the outdoors is not just a corporate commitment, but a way of life that resonates with our customers and all of us here at Orvis," says CEO Perk Perkins. "That's why we contribute 5% of pre-tax profits to protect nature. With our matching grants, we invite customers to participate with their own donations, and we match their contributions dollar for dollar."
In addition to its Customer Matching Grants, Orvis donates smaller, non-matching grants to organizations that protect nature, support communities, and advance canine health and well-being. Over the past 20 years, Orvis has generated in excess of $15 million for a wide variety of conservation programs. Details of this and past year's Orvis Customer Matching Grant projects can be seen at www.orvis.com/commitment.
About The Orvis Company
Founded in 1856, Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States and currently offers the world's finest fly-fishing gear, quality men's and women's apparel, gifts, home furnishings, luggage, pet accessories, and wingshooting gear, as well as sporting schools and travel adventure services. From headquarters in Manchester, Vermont, Orvis operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S. and the U.K. and serves a network of over 400 independent dealers worldwide. Learn more at www.orvis.com.
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