Leadership Giving Levels & Benefits

Donors who make new or upgrade Major Sponsor pledges are taking a leadership stand to ensure our continent's wetland and waterfowl habitat for future generations. A Major Sponsor pledge may be designated to a conservation initiative or project at the donor's request.

In addition to receiving the Ducks Unlimited Magazine, all Major Sponsors are recognized with:

  1.  a handsome lapel pin or pendant

  2. a decal signifying their Major Sponsor level

  3. a listing in DU's Annual Report

  4. an engraved plaque upon completion of the pledge.

Giving Levels

  • Life Sponsor: $10,000 – $19,999
  • Diamond Life Sponsor: $20,000 – $29,999
  • Sponsor in Perpetuity: $30,000 – $39,999
  • Diamond Sponsor in Perpetuity: $40,000 – $49,999
  • Heritage Sponsor: $50,000 – $74,999
  • Diamond Heritage Sponsor: $75,000 – $99,999
  • Benefactor Roll of Honor: $100,000 – $149,999
  • Gold Benefactor Roll of Honor: $150,000 – $199,999
  • Diamond Benefactor Roll of Honor: $200,000 – $249,999
  • Legacy Sponsor: $250,000 – $499,999
  • Gold Legacy Sponsor: $500,000 – $749,999
  • Platinum Legacy Sponsor: $750,000 – $999,999
  • Diamond Legacy Sponsor: $1,000,000 – $4,999,999
  • Conservation Pioneer: $5,000,000 – $9,999,999
  • Waterfowl Patron: $10,000,000 – $19,999,999
  • Wetlands Guardian: $20,000,000+

Conservation Reserve Allocation

A conservation reserve allocation of up to twenty percent is applied to all Major Sponsor gift commitments to enable Ducks Unlimited to take advantage of unanticipated conservation opportunities and support general operations. 

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