Tom and Jean Yawkey had an enduring appreciation for nature and a desire to protect our natural resources. The Yawkeys' gift of more than 20,000 acres of shorefront land to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is their most enduring legacy in conservation. The Yawkey Foundations concentrate their work in conservation at the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center located in Georgetown, South Carolina. This includes land management, sponsored research projects, internships and training programs, educational programs and tours. The foundations support a limited number of conservation organizations that are engaged in projects with the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center.

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