Major Sponsor Steffens make conservation their job Johnsons reach far with local volunteering From Florida to Montana, Feather Society Member Puts Conservation First Feather Society member David Schwarzmeier thought long and hard about making Ducks Unlimited a part of his estate planning Purina Celebrates 125th Anniversary Purina, the country’s leading food and litter manufacturer for dogs and cats, is celebrating a landmark 125 years in business Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi Refinery Flint Hills Resources, Corpus Christi, Texas, has supported the Gulf Coast Initiative since 2015 Rockport-Fulton Chapter Rises Again in Wake of Hurricane Harvey In the Gulf Coast community of Rockport, Texas, the local DU banquet has been an annual staple since its inception in 1978 Donnelley Foundation Leverages Millions for Conservation through Advocacy Gift For more than 30 years, the Donnelley Foundation, based in Chicago, has partnered with DU to restore imperiled waterfowl habitats and preserve the rural heritage of South Carolina Flint Hills Resources Caps Rescue Our Wetlands Campaign by Exceeding $1M in Giving When science suggested that DU begin delivering conservation projects south of the Canadian border, Flint Hills Resources was one of the first companies to engage with the organization’s mission A Lifetime of Giving The Jacksons not only volunteered for local chapters but also served on DU’s National Youth and Education and Youth Waterfowl Recruitment Committees Arkansas Volunteer Boasts Unique Nickname, Lifelong Passion for the Ducks Anyone who has been involved with Arkansas Ducks Unlimited has probably heard the name “Mongo” Clean Water, Future Generations Drive Arkansas State Chair These Diamond Life Sponsors are committed to leaving a conservation legacy for their children and grandchildren Feather Society Member Leads by Example Grand Slam Life Sponsor made a planned gift to DU through his estate, which earned him Gold Feather Society status Trull Foundation Supports DU’s Conservation Efforts in Texas The foundation’s gifts support DU’s Gulf Coast Initiative Yamaha Continues Support of DU State Raffle Program Just as DU does, Yamaha puts incredible value on wildlife and their habitats Longtime Supporters Make a Lasting Gift on the Prairies Major sponsors include South Dakota land gift in estate plan University Chapter Experience Builds Confidence and Leadership Collegiate volunteer goes on to chair one of DU’s most successful fundraising events North Dakota Bank and Its Owners Recognized for Prairie Conservation Work Craig and Shelley Larson and their company, Starion Bank, were recently honored for being strong community leaders and champions of conservation Driven for the Ducks Truck raffle raises funds for Delaware DU DU Honors Washington Volunteer, Major Sponsor Ducks Unlimited recognized a longtime volunteer and Major Sponsor at a special tribute event at the historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane, Washington Sixty-Year DU Member Makes Lasting Commitment to Conservation Allan Reishus decided to include Ducks Unlimited in his estate plan, thus earning him a spot in the organization’s Feather Society Focus on Efficiency Drives Denhams Denny and Midge Denham are longtime DU supporters in Maine Denver Sponsor Gala Delivers for the Ducks Ducks Unlimited’s strength in converting dollars to conserved wetlands is unrivaled Fifth-Annual Collegiate Leadership Summit Largest to Date The Ducks University program has experienced phenomenal growth over the past five years Mississippi Valley Duck Hunters Association Supports Wetlands Conservation in Missouri The MVDHA was formed to promote conservation and ethics among duck hunters and safety and order on the Mississippi River Capstone Gala Celebrates Rescue Our Wetlands Campaign Event attracted 300 people, generated more than $3 million in commitments. Natchez Teen’s Art Selected as MSDU Sponsor Print CeCe McKinney is contributing to the wildlife conservation efforts of Mississippi Ducks Unlimited Scheels Supports Prairie Waterfowl Scheels attains DU Legacy Sponsor status through gifts and event support Entergy Boosts Wetlands Conservation Efforts in Arkansas Habitat enhancements will benefit water quality, waterfowl along the White River in Arkansas A 50-Year Legacy of Leadership and Support Major Sponsor Spotlight: Gene Henry Nation’s leaders attend 2018 Capitol Hill Dinner New Indiana wildlife area dedicated by DU supporters More than 100 celebrate Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area near Terre Haute DU National Convention draws volunteers, leaders 81st annual gathering was held May 30-June 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana Robert Patterson: Sticky Fingers for DU Dominion Energy, DU partner for Virginia wetlands Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge will be enhanced River Rest Youth Hunt Annual hunt is a testament to the mark that a few committed people can have on generations to come. Mitchell Foundation Backs Playa Lakes Conservation Austin-based Mitchell Foundation commits $100,000 to DU’s Southern Prairies and Playas Initiative. DU celebrates conservation, supporters in Minnesota Major supporters recognized at Anderson Waterfowl Production Area Betsy Grubbs Houston Chapter’s 2017 Wetlands Sponsor of the Year Mississippi Sponsors - Gary and Johanna Blair From corporate engagement to personal commitment War Eagle Boats Celebrates Two Milestones in 2017 Creole Marsh Project dedicated to Richard Lipsey The coastal restoration project was dedicated to Richard Lipsey on April 19, to honor Lipsey’s life-long commitment to conservation. Phillips 66 Gulf Coast Initiative support Phillips 66 continues their tremendous support of DU’s conservation work through their most recent gift of $400,000 to the Gulf Coast Initiative. Tom Disharoon Tom Disharoon of Richmond, VA becomes a Benefactor Sponsor Conservation easement protects missing link The donated conservation easement on Kirkfield contributes to the long-term conservation efforts in the ACE Basin and connects other protected habitats in South Carolina.