Each spring, Ducks Unlimited announces its Sweet 16 list of top-producing volunteer university chapters throughout the nation. This elite group is considered the best of the best when it comes to fundraising and overall chapter strength.
To qualify for the 2015 Sweet 16 competition, chapters had to raise more than $25,000 during the calendar year. In 2015, university chapters raised $1.5 million dollars for the ducks; this was the single largest fundraising year in university chapter program history. The sweet 16 chapters were responsible for raising $925,000 alone.
"Ducks Unlimited's university program continues to be a vital part of our organization's mission. It is a valued revenue generator for our conservation efforts, as well as an important source of organizational awareness and leadership," said David Schuessler, DU's National Director of Event Fundraising. "I congratulate not only the Sweet 16 chapter volunteers but all college students who have chosen to support DU through university chapters, and I encourage those who have not attended an event to come share in the excitement and fun!"
This year's Sweet 16 college chapters are:
- Texas A&M University
- Louisiana State University
- Colorado State University
- North Carolina State University
- East Carolina University
- The University of Mississippi
- University of Georgia
- University of Tennessee
- Milwaukee School of Engineering
- University of South Carolina
- Mississippi State University
- Bemidji State University (MN)
- Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)
- Missouri State University
- Georgia Southern University
- Lamar University (TX)
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