Skyline Society: Fundamental to POST’s Success

As a Skyline donor, you join generous individuals who support POST with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Skyline donors contribute 70 percent of the annual funds to POST and help ensure the protection of thousands of acres of rolling hills, forests, coastal bluffs and fertile agricultural fields.

The Skyline Society takes its inspiration from Skyline Ridge along the Santa Cruz mountain range, which provides a sweeping panorama of our expansive mountains, bay lands and stunning coast. This common interest in and commitment to land conservation among Skyline donors has allowed POST to play a leadership role in preserving the treasured landscapes of our region.

With your annual gift at the Skyline level you:

  • Help POST complete the often complex process of acquiring open space for protection
  • Will meet other Skyline donors and be recognized at POST’s annual Skyline celebration
  • Receive invitations to join special outings and exclusive property tours
  • Are the first to know about newly protected properties
  • Inspire others to support the protection of our local lands

Become a Skyline donor today.



Meet Skyline Donor
David Swift

Atlanta transplant David Swift chose to build a life in San Francisco because of the city’s immediate access to open space. Says David, “I’m an active person — trail running, mountain biking and surfing. All my favorite activities require ample open land or water.”

David also travels frequently. “Few other places offer immediate access to wide open spaces and so many ways to get away from the city,” he says. Favorite haunts include the Pescadero area. “The town is quaintly beautiful. Organic farms like Pie Ranch anchor the landscape. The trail system goes from the Pacific into the Santa Cruz Mountains,” he says.

“Young professionals are city-centric,” says David. “They want to be involved, make a difference, but they are constantly distracted by white noise and pulled in lots of different directions. Even when they get outdoors, they’re not aware of the connections between open land and how it’s saved. I would like to help create that awareness and help my peers take ownership of protecting our communal backyard.”



For more information on becoming a member of the Skyline Society, please contact Director of Donor Engagement Linda Chin at (650) 854-7696 x338 or lchin [at] openspacetrust.org.