At Ducks Unlimited's 75th Anniversary National Convention, three generous philanthropists stepped up and committed a combined sum of $75 million to the DU permanent endowment to ensure that DU will still be celebrating waterfowl conservation in another 75 years. These three gentlemen also presented Ducks Unlimited with this tremendous challenge: Build DU's permanent endowment by securing an additional $75 million! This is no easy feat, but with your dedication and support, we know we can reach that goal.
The importance of DU's endowment lies in its permanence. Your endowment gift keeps on giving, year after year, generation after generation. Directing your legacy gift to the endowment is a great way to guarantee that your annual support continues in perpetuity. Gifts toward the endowment work just like your own investments. The principal remains untouched, and with good stewardship, the returns on these investments continue to grow, allowing Ducks Unlimited to put even more money toward our continental conservation programs.
Making a commitment to help this challenge succeed is easy. By directing your estate gift to this endowment, you will help us provide a more secure financial future for DU. Our gift and estate planning staff stands ready to help you leave a conservation legacy that will ensure the future of wetlands and waterfowl for your children's children. Should you or your advisors have any questions, please contact one of the following members from our gift planning team: