MEMPHIS, Tenn. - August 26, 2015 - Ducks Unlimited (DU) regional director Scott Anderson was awarded the 2014-15 Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as a staff member of Region 3, an area that encompasses Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
"I was very grateful to be recognized with this award, but it is something I can't take all credit for," Anderson said. "The volunteers in my region deserve the honor of this award as well. All of their hard work and efforts played a big role in our success; it's a whole team effort."
Anderson, a resident of Bemidji, Minn., covers northern Minnesota and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraisers for the 78-year-old conservation organization. The events in his region raised more than $910,000 for DU's conservation mission in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
"All of DU's regional directors spend countless hours on the road coordinating events across the nation, and there's no doubt they help drive the success of the organization," said David Schuessler, DU's national director of event fundraising. "Volunteers are the cornerstone of DU's fundraising success, and it takes some very special people to help guide those volunteers. My hat's off to each and every one of our regional directors for their tireless efforts over the past year."
Ducks Unlimited is the leader in wetlands conservation, and volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Coordinating more than 4,000 local fund-raising events each year, the volunteers help raise more than $53 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.