Memphis, Tenn. - September 7, 2017 - Ben Vaughn was named Ducks Unlimited's (DU) New Regional Director of the Year for his outstanding efforts as a staff member this past fundraising season. This award is given to a new regional director who shows exceptional growth in their first year as a staff member.


"Ben assumed the responsibilities of Delaware DU over a year ago and has continued to build on the great community of supporters and volunteers in the First State," said Joe Rowan, DU director of fundraising and volunteer relations. "We are proud to have Ben on the Delaware team. He hit the ground running and has not looked back."


Vaughn, a resident of Smyma, Del., covers Delaware, and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraisers for the 80-year-old conservation organization. Vaughn also received the Grand Slam Award - an award that highlights increase in total revenue, total attendance and volunteers at events.


DU is the leader in wetlands conservation and volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Through 4,000 local fund-raising events DU volunteers generate more than 500,000 memberships and more than $53 million annually.


Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 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

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