Make a Difference as a Major Sponsor

© Beth Savidge

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:

  • Receive a special DU Major Sponsor decal and membership card
  • Receive a hand-crafted lapel pin or pendant
  • Be listed in DU's Annual Report to recognize annual support
  • Receive a personalized plaque upon completion of your pledge
  • Receive access to the "Members Only" section of the DU website
  • Be invited to special Major Sponsor events
  • Receive a subscription to Ducks Unlimited magazine
  • Receive an annual Major Sponsor Calendar
  • Know you are helping to leave a legacy of wetland conservation for your children and grandchildren

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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