DU All-American

All-American University Chapters

The National Youth and Education Committee of Ducks Unlimited launched a new system to recognize top-producing university chapters throughout the country. Formally known as the Sweet 16 competition, the new All-American recognition program mirrors that of DU's local adult chapters and will be based on the 2018 calendar year fundraising results. With this new system, chapters now have a definitive baseline for which to qualify for the All-American program.

In 2018, university chapters raised $2.1 million dollars for the ducks. To qualify for the All-American program, university chapters had to raise more than $25,000 during the calendar year through the following revenue streams:

  • Event Income from all events (minimum $5,000 in event income to qualify)
  • Chapter Silent Bid Auction Income
  • Donor Directed Major Gifts

Through the All-American Program, chapters can qualify to for the specific recognition levels below:

  • $75,000+, Gold All-American
  • $50,000-$74,999, Silver All-American
  • $25,000-$49,999, Bronze All-American

The 2018 All-American qualifying chapters are:

GOLD

Aggieland Chapter; College Station, TX
Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO
University of Nebraska; Lincoln, NE
State College Chapter; Raleigh, NC
Tiger Chapter; Baton Rouge, LA-National Champion

SILVER

Auburn University; Auburn, AL
University of Georgia; Athens, GA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Lafayette, LA
Pirate Chapter; Greenville, NC

BRONZE

Arkansas State University; Jonesboro, AR
Bemidji State University; Bemidji, MN
Citadel College Ducks Unlimited Chapter; Charleston, SC
Georgia Southern University; Statesboro, GA
McNeese State University; Lake Charles, LA
Milwaukee School of Engineering; Milwaukee, WI
Ole Miss Chapter; Oxford, MS
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Syracuse, NY
Tech DU Chapter; Lubbock, TX
Texas A&M University-Commerce; Commerce, TX
USC Ducks Unlimited Chapter; Columbia, SC
University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Stevens Point, WI
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Whitewater, WI

"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 All-American 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!"

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