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  • President Obama And First Family To Light The National Christmas Tree December 6 From President’s Park | National Park Foundation
    nearly 400 national parks The ceremony will be streamed LIVE online at www thenationaltree org beginning at 4 30pm ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre show Hosted by acclaimed actor Neil Patrick Harris this year s National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony features a talented lineup of performers including double platinum band The Fray multiple Grammy winning singer songwriter Jason Mraz and Grammy nominated singer songwriter producer Ledisi will join singer James Taylor 10 time Grammy winner singer songwriter producer Kenny Babyface Edmonds two time Grammy winner Colbie Caillat and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips along with a special guest appearance by Modern Family actor Rico Rodriguez This year s pre show features a performance by The Midtown Men four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys Throughout the month of December the event will be rebroadcast on public television Broadcast times can be found by checking local listings or visiting www thenationaltree org The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is the first event in a four week holiday celebration in President s Park presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks and produced by Bounce This year s ceremony marks the 90 th National Christmas Tree Lighting an American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923 More information about the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting can be found at www thenationaltree org The premier sponsor of this year s National Christmas Tree Lighting is UL Underwriters Laboratories a global safety organization UL s premier sponsorship of the National Christmas Tree Lighting now in its fourth year is part of its national safety campaign to educate consumers on how they can make their homes safer during the holidays More information can be found at www SafetyAtHome com Other event supporters include GE Lighting Nicolas Holiday Inc Amtrak Guest Services Inc Hargrove Inc Hudler Carolina Tree Farms The Madison United Airlines and the Willard InterContinental Washington D C ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System and its 398 National Park sites for the enjoyment education and inspiration of this and future generations The National Park Service works with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world For more information visit www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us in supporting your national parks this

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  • National Park Service & National Park Foundation Announce Neil Patrick Harris As Host Of The 90th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting | National Park Foundation
    nominated singer songwriter producer Ledisi will join singer James Taylor ten time Grammy winner singer songwriter producer Kenny Babyface Edmonds two time Grammy winner Colbie Caillat and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips to perform a collection of holiday favorites along with a special guest appearance by Modern Family actor Rico Rodriguez The 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on the Ellipse at President s Park in Washington D C The ceremony will kick off the holiday season in our nation s capital and can be viewed online LIVE at www thenationaltree org beginning at 4 30pm ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre show This year The Midtown Men four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys will headline the pre show The event also can be seen on public television throughout the month of December Broadcast times can be found by checking local listings or visiting www thenationaltree org The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is the first event in a four week holiday celebration in President s Park presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks and produced by Bounce This year s ceremony marks the 90 th National Christmas Tree Lighting an American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923 More information about the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting can be found at www thenationaltree org The premier sponsor of this year s National Christmas Tree Lighting is UL Underwriters Laboratories a global safety organization Now in its fourth year UL s premier sponsorship of the National Christmas Tree Lighting is part of its national safety campaign to educate consumers on how they can make their homes safer during the holidays More information can be found at www SafetyAtHome com Other event supporters include GE Lighting Nicolas Holiday Inc Amtrak Guest Services Inc Hargrove Inc Hudler Carolina Tree Farms The Madison United Airlines and the Willard InterContinental Washington D C ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System and its 398 National Park sites for the enjoyment education and inspiration of this and future generations The National Park Service works with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world For more information visit www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us in supporting your national parks this is your

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  • The National Park Foundation Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary With “45 Days Of Giving” At www.nationalparks.org/give45 | National Park Foundation
    million acres of iconic landscapes historic treasures and cultural shrines From the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg for 45 years the National Park Foundation has proudly worked to support our country s national parks said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Today we continue to honor that great legacy while recognizing that funding for these American treasures has never been more important as the national parks face daunting new challenges from a changing climate to shrinking budgets The work of the National Park Foundation has a broad history including acquiring new park lands recovering valuable artifacts pioneering programs that create the next generation of scientists and scholars building and advancing local park charities restoring America s iconic symbols such as the Washington Monument and raising vital funds for parks devastated by fires floods and even oil spills The Foundation has a longstanding history of helping our national parks in the times and the ways they need it most Today the National Park Foundation is Raising more than 30M to build the Flight 93 National Memorial Bringing more than 30 000 students to national parks this year through its Ticket to Ride program Honoring this nation s multicultural history and engaging all Americans through the American Latino Heritage Fund and the African American Experience Fund Restoring and improving 250 miles of waterways and trails connecting parks to communities and promoting healthy lifestyles through the Active Trails program On this 45 th anniversary the National Park Foundation invites you to be a part of a great American legacy Join the dedicated group of individuals who work to protect support and safeguard these treasured places and the story of this nation Support the 45 Days of Giving campaign today by visiting www nationalparks org Give45 ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION

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  • National Park Foundation Appoints Four New Directors To Board | National Park Foundation
    experience to the National Park Foundation s distinguished Board of Directors said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of National Park Foundation Our work to support and protect America s national parks will greatly benefit from their unique perspective and insights Kathleen Brown is chairman of Investment Banking for the Midwest Region for Goldman Sachs where she heads the Midwest Public Sector and Infrastructure Group Prior to joining Goldman Sachs she served as president of the Private Bank for Bank of America from 1995 to 2000 In her public service career Brown was first elected to the Los Angeles Board of Education in 1975 and reelected in 1979 She was elected California State Treasurer in 1990 Brown earned a B A from Stanford University and J D from Fordham University School of Law Tom Goss is chairman of GOSS LLC and a principal in The Goss Group Inc a commercial insurance brokerage firm Goss also served as the University of Michigan Director of Intercollegiate Athletics AD where he had earned a B S in Education and achieved All Big Ten honors playing for the football team Committed to community and civic leadership he serves as Vice Chair of Barbara Ann Karmanos Institute the Executive Committee of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan and was the former Board Chair of the Detroit Workforce Development Board Goss was the 2001 recipient of the University of Michigan s Distinguished Alumni Service Award Steve Hightower is founder and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum Co HPC Since its start in 1984 HPC and Hightower himself have been recognized for excellence in energy and leadership with numerous awards and citations Hightowers Petroleum Co is a national distributor of gasoline and diesel fuels to commercial fleets Additionally he owns and manages a commercial construction and sustainability company Hightower represents HPC on the National Petroleum Council an appointment by the Department of Energy Hightower also serves on several local and national boards focusing on energy philanthropy and higher education Joseph P Landy is co president of Warburg Pincus LLC He is a former trustee of the Clark Art Institute and of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center Landy currently serves on the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America chairing its Corporate Sponsorship Group in addition to sitting on the boards of several private and publicly held companies Landy received a B S in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M B A from the Leonard N Stern School of Business at New York University ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historical sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to help connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they

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  • National Park Service & National Park Foundation Announce James Taylor, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Colbie Caillat And Phillip Phillips Will Perform At The 90th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting | National Park Foundation
    The event also can be seen on public television throughout the month of December Broadcast times can be found by checking local listings or visiting www thenationaltree org The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is the first event in a four week holiday celebration in President s Park presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks and produced by Bounce This year s ceremony marks the 90 th National Christmas Tree Lighting an American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923 More information about the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting can be found at www thenationaltree org The premier sponsor of this year s National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is UL Underwriters Laboratories a global safety organization Now in its fourth year UL s premier sponsorship of the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is part of its national safety campaign to educate consumers on how they can make their homes safer during the holidays More information can be found at www SafetyAtHome com Other event supporters include GE Lighting Amtrak Guest Services Inc Hargrove Inc Hudler Carolina Tree Farms United Airlines and the Willard InterContinental Washington D C ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System and its 398 National Park sites for the enjoyment education and inspiration of this and future generations The National Park Service works with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world For more information visit www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all

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  • Musco Lighting And National Park Foundation Join With The National Park Service To Relight The Statue Of Liberty In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy Damage | National Park Foundation
    open the Statue and every other national park damaged by the hurricane we are grateful to Musco and the National Park Foundation for turning the lights on Lady Liberty another step forward in the recovery of this region It is the generosity and support of private citizens and organizations that can help our national parks when they need it most said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Through the years Musco Lighting has demonstrated a continuous commitment to our country s symbolic and special places In a time of wide spread rebuilding their work to relight the Statue of Liberty will restore one of our nation s most iconic monuments to its place of prominence Working in cooperation with the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service Musco developed a system of LED light fixtures powered by small generators and mounted on moveable structures that can be easily relocated as needed during the restoration work The state of the art LED lighting system will provide a more than 65percent reduction in energy During our visit to the Statue of Liberty on Monday Superintendent David Luchsinger and National Park Service staff provided tremendous information and assistance to us that enabled our team to move this project forward so quickly said Joe Crookham President Musco Lighting This is not Musco s first time supporting America s national parks Musco has provided in kind services through the National Park Foundation to light the White House the Washington Monument the Flight 93 National Memorial and Big Bend National Park among others Nearly 70 national parks sustained damage when Hurricane Sandy roared up the East Coast before making landfall on October 29 in southern New Jersey Among those hardest hit were 15 parks located in the metropolitan New York area where a response team comprised of more than 320 National Park Service employees from 101 national parks across the country are assisting in recovery efforts including providing assistance to National Park Service employees and their families impacted by the storm damage assessments emergency stabilization where needed and beginning the clean up of affected areas For the latest on NPS recovery efforts go visit the our Hurricane Sandy Response Facebook Page at www facebook com HurricaneResponseNPS For more information on how to support the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in national parks go to www nationalparks org About the National Park Service More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 398 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities Learn more at www nps gov About Musco Lighting For more than 30 years Musco Lighting has specialized in lighting systems for sports and large areas Musco pioneered dramatic improvements in energy efficiency and affordable ways to control spill light and glare www musco com About the National Park Foundation You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials

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  • L.L. Bean Contributes $1 Million To The National Park Foundation Thanks To The Sharing Of One Million Moments By People Who Love The Outdoors | National Park Foundation
    to inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts We are proud to partner with the National Park Foundation on this vital initiative to get more kids into healthy outdoor activities said Chris McCormick CEO of L L Bean Grants from the National Park Foundation funded by L L Bean have already helped kids and teens across the country get outdoors and work with mentors They ve hiked in national parks kayaked along national seashores and worked an archaeological dig We are inspired by L L Bean s commitment to connect America s youth to their national parks said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Through their generous support we will continue to nurture the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and instill in them a sense of stewardship ensuring that these special places will be protected and enjoyed today and always Examples of programs made possible through L L Bean funding to the 2012 America s Best Idea grants include The Assateague Adventure Academy at Assateague Island National Seashore which encourages students to participate in recreational activities along the seashore like kayaking and digging for clams The Native American Conservation Corps at Canyon de Chelly National Monument who for the first time hired an all Native American crew giving local youth valuable job experience and a connection to the outdoors Women on the Water Leaders of Tomorrow a program developed for high school girls from cities and towns surrounding the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area which teaches the girls to become environmental stewards as they learn key kayaking canoeing and rafting techniques Archaeological work in Great Smoky Mountains National Park through which Cherokee youth and the local high schools engage in a two week dig supervised by professional archaeologists Voyageurs National Parks Teen Ambassadors Program which brings kids from rural areas on outdoor adventures For more information on L L Bean s commitment to the outdoors please visit llbean com To learn more about the National Park Foundation and its programs please visit www nationalparks org About L L Bean Inc L L Bean Inc is a leading multichannel merchant of quality outdoor gear and apparel Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean the company began as a one room operation selling a single product the Maine Hunting Shoe While its business has grown over the years L L Bean still upholds the values of its founder including his dedication to quality customer service and a love of the outdoors L L Bean products are rigorously tested guaranteed to last and always shipped free In the past five years L L Bean has donated over 6 million toward conservation and land stewardship The 200 000 sq ft L L Bean retail store campus in Freeport ME is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year and welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year L L Bean can be found worldwide at www llbean com L L Bean Facebook L L Bean Twitter and L

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  • 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony To Be Held On December 6 | National Park Foundation
    access may call 877 444 6777 TDD 877 833 6777 to enter the lottery There are 3 000 seated tickets and 14 000 standing room tickets available through the lottery Winners will be notified by email by November 1 In addition lottery entrants can check the status of their requests starting on November 1 by signing in to www recreation gov The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks with support from the event s premier sponsor UL Other supporters include GE Lighting Amtrak Guest Services Inc and Hudler Carolina Tree Farms ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System and its 398 National Park sites for the enjoyment education and inspiration of this and future generations The National Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world For more information visit www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historical sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to help connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us This is Your Land www nationalparks org FACEBOOK www facebook com npspresidentspark TWITTER http twitter com goparks Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks

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