Philanthropist Arnie Bellini helps launch $5M “Live Wildly” campaign

Politico Pro | Jul 19, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Environmental philanthropist Arnie Bellini of Tampa is donating $5 million towards a media campaign to support land conservation after quietly helping win $300 million in state funding in 2021.

The details: The Live Wildly Foundation, incorporated with the state in April by Bellini, announced it is launching the “Live Wildly” campaign in support of the Florida Wildlife Corridor initiative.

The corridor covers 18 million acres across the Florida, including at least 10 million acres already under state and federal ownership.

Bellini said in an announcement Tuesday that few state residents are aware of the Florida Wildlife Corridor and the need to protect the remaining acreage.