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Indeed this is the season of giving, particularly for Esri CEO and founder, Jack Dangermond and wife Laura. The pair has made an incredible donation to the Nature Conservancy that Preserves a Pristine Stretch of the California Coast
This from Forbes Magazine:
The gift to The Nature Conservancy is the largest the organization has ever received and was earmarked for the purchase the 25,000-acre Bixby Ranch, which straddles Point Conception in Santa Barbara County.
The donation by the Dangermonds, the billionaire founders of Esri, the privately-held software company that essentially invented the digital map, is also the ninth largest philanthropic gift of 2017, according to a database compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Oh, and naturally, there are some great online maps of the area! See HERE