Rayonier awards “Community Fund Grants” totaling $189,000 to Nassau County organizations

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Press Release
Rayonier
November 9, 2018 2:00 p.m.

WILDLIGHT, FL – (November 8, 2018) – Rayonier announced the award of more than $189,000 to area organizations serving Nassau County. Recipients of the company’s Community Fund grants were recently recognized at a special awards breakfast hosted by Rayonier on Friday, November 2, 2018.

(left to right): Rayonier, Vice President, General Counsel – Mark Bridwell, Boys and Clubs Club of Nassau County Foundation, Board of Director – John Campbell Elwell, and Chris Martin, Executive Director.

The Rayonier Community Fund supports a variety of educational, civic, cultural, health and natural resources programs. “Rayonier is proud to call Nassau County home for our 160-based employees for over 80 years,” said Doug Long, Sr. Vice President Forest Resources, speaking to the Rayonier 2018 grant recipients. “Our community involvement has always been a source of great pride for our employees. We look forward to this gathering each year when we get to thank your organization by helping support your important work. It is your work that helps make Nassau County such a great place to live and work.”

(Family Support Services (L – R) , CEO – Bob Miller, Family Support Services, Director of Nassau Service Center – Jennifer Pendergraph, Rayonier, Director Public Affairs – Dan Roach, Rayonier, Vice President and General Counsel – Mark Bridwell.

Rayonier representatives, along with Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, Dr. Kathy Burns, Superintendent Nassau County School District, Donna Martin, District 1, and Gail Gook District 2 representing Nassau County School Board Officials, United Ways Mark Mitchell, and Jenn Hart, Florida Forest Service were present to congratulate and thank those receiving grants.

The following organizations received support from Rayonier as part of its 2018 Community Fund program:

ALL Pro Dads
Amelia Island Book Festival
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
Ark of Nassau
Baptist Health Foundation
Barnabas Center, Inc
Barnabas West Nassau
Big Brothers Big Sisters NEFL
Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County
Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida
Communities in Schools of Nassau
Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Family Support Services
Family Support Services – Tour de Trails
First Coast Healing Hands Inc
Florida Project Learning Tree
Institute for Enterprise, Inc.
Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival
McArthur Family YMCA
Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition
Nassau County 4_H
Nassau County Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Inc.
Nassau County Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Inc.
Nassau County Council on Aging, Inc.
Nassau County School District – Career Education
Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Charities, Inc
Nassau Education Foundation
Salvation Army NC Hope House
Take Stock in Children of Nassau County
The US Constitution Scholarship Foundation, Inc
Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation
UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension
West Nassau Historical Society

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About Rayonier

At Rayonier (NYSE:RYN), our company motto is More Than Trees because we recognize that our 90+ years of success in the timberland industry comes from our people, an empowering culture and the courage to constantly challenge “the way it’s always been done.”

Responsible for 2.6 million acres across the U.S. and New Zealand, our timber real estate investment trust (REIT) was founded in 1926 in Shelton, Washington. Now headquartered in Wildlight, Florida, we are the second-largest timber REIT, with holdings in some of the strongest timber markets and most productive softwood timber growing regions. Get to know us at www.rayonier.com.

PHOTOS:

(left to right): Family Support Services, CEO – Bob Miller, Family Support Services, Director of Nassau Service Center – Jennifer Pendergraph, Rayonier, Director Public Affairs – Dan Roach, Rayonier, Vice President and General Counsel – Mark Bridwell.

(left to right): Rayonier, Vice President, General Counsel – Mark Bridwell, Boys and Clubs Club of Nassau County Foundation, Board of Director – John Campbell Elwell, and Chris Martin, Executive Director.

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