TPL Receives Software Donation from Novell

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 4/9/2007: Productivity is on the rise at The Trust for Public Land thanks to a $69,913 donation of software from Novell, Inc.

“The Trust for Public Land is proud to be the recipient of this generous donation from Novell,” said Will Rogers, president of The Trust for Public Land. “This software is vital to keeping our staff connected and working with communities across the country to conserve land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. With nearly 50 offices nationwide and more than 400 employees fulfilling our mission, we need cutting edge systems to increase our efficiency.”

Novell’s software donations are part of its Community Relations program, which seeks to enable nonprofit organizations to develop and realize their visions through the power of technology. Novell’s corporate giving program focuses on the areas of education, critical community needs and cultural development. Gifts In Kind International, the seventh largest charity in the United States, manages Novell’s software donation program coordinating distribution of Novell software to charities across the country.

“Novell’s generosity sets an outstanding example for the software industry,” said Barbara Florence, Vice President of Gifts In Kind International. “Novell’s products enable charities to take advantage of all the benefits technology has to offer and allows them to do a more effective job of helping those who need it most.”

“Novell takes an active role in the communities and organizations in which our employees live and work,” said Phil Juliano, Vice President, Global Brand Management & Corporate Communications. “We applaud The Trust for Public Land for their dedicated commitment to our community and hope our contribution will facilitate this important work.”

Gifts In Kind International (, is the world’s largest charity that focuses on new product donations from corporations. Gifts In Kind links thousands of corporate partners, including nearly half of the Fortune 100 consumer & retail product companies, with more than 200,000 community charities in America and throughout the world. The organization is the seventh-largest charity in America according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy and is acknowledged as one of the most cost-efficient charities by Forbes Magazine. Charity Navigator, a leading independent charity evaluator, gave Gifts In Kind a Four-Star Rating (the highest grade possible) for the fifth-consecutive year.

The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving land for people to enjoy as parks and open space. Since 1972, TPL has conserved more than two million acres of land nationwide. For more information about TPL, visit