Major Sponsors Giving Levels & Benefits

By becoming a Major Sponsor, you're leading the charge to secure our continent's wetland and waterfowl habitat for future generations. Ducks Unlimited's vision is a world of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever. That's what DU's founders envisioned in 1937, and it's still our mission today.

You can join the ranks of DU's Major Sponsors by making a gift or pledge of at least $10,000. Your lifetime membership contributions may be counted when you make a new Major Sponsor commitment or upgrade to the next level. In general, pledges are paid within a five-year window. At higher pledge levels, payment schedules may be tailored to best fit your personal situation.

A Major Sponsor pledge may be designated to support DU's priorities and conservation initiatives. As a Major Sponsor you have the opportunity to designate your gifts to any of our priority areas – from the wooded wetlands of the Boreal Forest to the breeding grounds of the prairies, to the wintering habitat of the Gulf Coast.

When you become a Major Sponsor you will:

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.

Click here to download the Major Sponsor Brochure.

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