Mr. Leeds and his wife, Anne Kroeker are co-presidents of the Wildlife Forever Fund and the Educational Legacy Fund. The Educational Legacy Fund supports organizations involving in public and STEM education, experiential environmental education and sustainable business degrees. The Wildlife Forever Fund supports wildlife preservation and coastal conservation work, with partners include Forterra, Ducks Unlimited, Audubon, Columbia Land Trust, Eco-Viva, the Nature Conservancy of Washington, New York and Alaska, and of course the LTA.
Mr. Leeds’ childhood roots trace back to Long Island, New York, where he fished for flounder, crab and shellfish on Long Island Sound and the Great South Bay. Since 1999, Mr. Leeds has been active in coastal conservation on the east end of Long Island working in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, including the restoration of nature corridors and the reintroduction of shellfish.more » « less