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Ducks Unlimited honors Texas staff member, volunteer leader

Tim Soderquist of Magnolia named national regional director of the year
  • DU Senior Regional Director Tim Soderquist (center) receives his 2012-13 National Regional Director of the Year award from National Director of Grassroots Fundraising David Schuessler (left) and Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations Jeff Lawrence.
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HOUSTON – Aug. 20, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Senior Regional Director Tim Soderquist a 2012-13 National Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as the top staff fundraiser for the organization. It was his second time winning this award in three years.

"It is truly an honor to be recognized for my accomplishments among such an incredible group of RDs," Soderquist said. "They all deserve recognition for what they sacrifice and give to the ducks."

Soderquist, a resident of Magnolia, covers southeast Texas and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraising events for the wetlands conservation organization. The events in Soderquist's region raised more than $2.4 million for DU's conservation mission during the fiscal year ending June 30. This was the single largest regional fundraising total in DU's 76-year history.

In addition, Soderquist was inducted into the Elite Performance Roundtable and received nine other Top 10 category achievements. Highlighting his year, Soderquist's Houston Chapter broke DU's all-time single-event fundraising record in October 2012.  

"Tim and his volunteers keep breaking records," said David Schuessler, DU national director of grassroots fundraising. "Each year, they set the bar higher and higher. That, combined with the overall growth of all regions in Texas, has the entire country chasing the Lone Star State."

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Ducks Unlimited, coordinating more than 4,000 local fundraising events that generate more than 400,000 memberships and more than $50 million annually.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.

Media Contact:
Will Johnson
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