Major Sponsor Longtime Community Leader and DU Member Supports DU’s Soil Health Programs Protect Your Loved Ones While Leaving a Legacy A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to Ducks Unlimited Apex Clean Energy Powers Illinois Conservation Effort A new partnership between Apex Clean Energy and Ducks Unlimited will restore wildlife habitat in the lower Illinois River Valley John E. Walker Left a Mark on North American Conservation The late John E. Walker III had a groundbreaking passion for Ducks Unlimited de México (DUMAC) and wetlands conservation Youthful Experiences Lead to a Lifetime of Giving Back Major Sponsor Spotlight: Kay Church Busch and DU Renew Partnership The collaboration began in 2019, when Busch and Busch Light became the official beers of Ducks Unlimited Futch Foundation Continues Support for Gulf Coast Through its decade-long support of the Texas Prairie Wetlands Project, the foundation has facilitated the conservation of more than 35,000 acres on private lands along the Texas Coast Make Your DU Donation Go Further Through A Matching Gift Program Charlotte Fall Gala Surpasses Goal Despite Pandemic Axalta Mexico President Shares Passions for Environmental Stewardship and the Outdoors A Lifetime of Conservation Work Major Sponsor Spotlight: William K. duPont Retirement Plans Can Provide Security for You and DU Retirement plans can also be a simple, tax-efficient way to support Ducks Unlimited, helping to secure the future of wetlands and waterfowl New Program Gives Youth Shooting Sports Teams an Assist Ducks Unlimited has created a new fundraising program called DU T.R.A.P. (Team Resource Assistance Program) Bill and Joan Matthaei Support DU in Retirement Outdoor Traditions Inspire a Conservation Legacy For Bill and Zoe Hopkins, hunting and fishing go hand in hand with the importance of caring for our natural resources TETRA Donation Boosts Online Fundraising DUMAC Vice President Embraces Continental Conservation Mission Major Sponsor Spotlight: Jack Hole Development Directors of the Year Honored Each year, Ducks Unlimited recognizes top-performing staff for their work to secure major donor commitments and cash support for DU’s conservation mission Shell Supports Conservation in Washington and across America DU Supporters Come Together to Help Hurricane Victims For the Taylors, Commitment to DUMAC Is a Family Affair Montana Event Defies the Odds Donating Stock Is an Easy Way to Support DU Leaving a Stamp on Wetlands Conservation Maine Chapter Enjoys Success Despite Pandemic The pandemic that has gripped the world has yet to deter Ducks Unlimited’s proud volunteer base from ensuring that the DU mission lives on A Lasting Commitment to Wetlands and Waterfowl Major Sponsor Spotlight: John Tautin DU and Filson Launch Limited Edition Collection New cobranded products from Filson and Ducks Unlimited will help raise money for wetlands and waterfowl conservation A Gift of Life Insurance Can Leave a Conservation Legacy Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation Teams with DU to Protect Iowa Habitat The Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation has committed $750,000 to Ducks Unlimited to help protect valuable land in Dickinson County, Iowa, for wildlife habitat, water quality, and public recreation Costa Rica Fishing Trips Available at Local DU Events Dynamic Ducks Unlimited Duo Major Sponsors Spotlight: Mike Ptaschinski and Karl Duex Legacy for Landowners Conservation easements are a cost-effective and popular way to permanently protect crucial waterfowl habitat on private lands Wisconsin Leads the Way for State Campaigns Wisconsin was at the top of the 2019 State Campaign effort through teamwork by volunteers and staff SUNY Cobleskill Student Chapter Hosts Record-Breaking Crowd Donor-Advised Funds Make Giving Easy Functioning much like a personal charitable savings account, a donor-advised fund (DAF) is a simple and tax-efficient way to contribute to important causes Missouri Family Supports Conservation in Mexico While Ducks Unlimited de México conserves and restores wetland habitats south of the border, many of the organization’s strongest supporters live and work in the United States Major Sponsor Spotlight: Hod Kosman Hod Kosman’s love for natural landscapes has made him a driving force for protecting and restoring habitat in the North Platte River Basin of Nebraska and Wyoming How Do You Like Your Muskrat? Ducks Unlimited is known for hosting efficient and unique fundraising events across the country DU Awards College Scholarships DU supporter Mack Nichols is in it for the dogs Volunteer Couple at the Heart of Popular Arkansas Calendar Program Michigan Foundation Helps DU Map Future of Conservation Ducks Unlimited Recognizes Top Youth Fundraising Chapters of 2019 Congratulations to all our University, Varsity, and Greenwing chapters for an outstanding year in 2019 Family Honor The Marsellus family plays an important role in developing on-the-ground partnerships for projects and programs that benefit a crown jewel of New York wetlands, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge DU Honors Life of Legendary Wildlife Artist Maynard Reece Duck stamp legend and 1973 DU Artist of the Year, Maynard Reece, passes away at 100 Critical Conservation Club Event Supports Rainwater Basin Habitat A new kind of group is helping to get Ducks Unlimited’s Rainwater Basin Water Development Fund campaign off to a great start DU and Mossy Oak Continue to Partner for Conservation Mossy Oak is continuing its multiyear conservation partnership with Ducks Unlimited by improving waterfowl habitats across North America A Commitment to Youth and Education Major Sponsor Spotlight: Dick Corbett Ducks Unlimited, supporters celebrate rebirth of Freeborn Lake Denver Event Remains One of the Nation’s Top DU Fundraisers Chapter exceeds $4 million raised for wetlands and waterfowl Dale and Linda Doubler Live and Work for Conservation Wisconsin Volunteers Share a Heart for Continental Conservation Bob and Kim Spoerl are shining examples of the spirit of conservation Waterfowlers Take to the Links The Ducks Unlimited Pebble Beach Experience was born in 2015 as part of the DU Approved Outfitter Program Shining a Light on the Future RESERVA Program Hits 30-Year Milestone The Ducks Unlimited de México RESERVA program is a two-month-long intensive training course that educates conservation professionals from Mexico, the rest of Latin America, and the Caribbean DUMAC Celebrates Life of Diamond Heritage Sponsor Conservation for Generations: Shining a Light on the Future Support Wetlands Conservation on Your Next Upland Hunt You can plan your next pheasant hunting adventure with waterfowl in mind thanks to Gage Outdoor Expeditions Big Moves, Bigger Rewards for Pennsylvania Chapter Willits Family Leaves Lasting Conservation Legacy in Washington Production and Preservation Go Hand in Hand Tiny Alaska Town Hosts Successful DU Event Cold Bay is home to a group of dedicated Ducks Unlimited volunteers who are passionate about raising money for conservation Doublers live, act for conservation BMO Harris Bank Supports Conservation in Wisconsin BMO Harris Bank has generously contributed nearly 900 prints by legendary Wisconsin artist Owen Gromme Feathering DU's Nest Born the same year that Ducks Unlimited was founded, Ed Montague has been a force for good for 83 years, and his work has had a continental impact on waterfowl populations and habitats Bass Pro to Host Fishing Village at DUX in May Bass Pro Shops is excited to deliver unforgettable experiences inside the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Village at the Ducks Unlimited Expo A Unique Fundraising Challenge in Montana Would you shave your head for a million dollars? Students Create Historical Punt Boat Replica to Benefit DU Michigan high school students blended history and conservation when they created a 1960s-era punt boat replica and donated it to Ducks Unlimited Enthusiastic Ohio Volunteers Receive Rookie of the Year Award DU Senior Regional Director Aaron Dynes recognized the volunteers at the Ohio DU state convention, naming Holmes County the state’s Rookie Chapter of the Year An Appetite for Conservation The Larsons are two of DU’s most ardent advocates, investing their time and financial support in advancing the organization’s conservation mission DU Events Feature Trips to Premier Vacation Destinations With the help of DU’s Approved Outfitters, Sporting Adventures International and Primus Villas, your vacation dream can become a reality at your local DU banquet Inaugural Eastern Continental Shoot a Huge Success Ducks Unlimited’s inaugural Eastern Continental Shoot drew a large crowd of competitive sporting clays shooters to the world-class Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy in October to support wetlands conservation Erb Family Foundation and DU Improve Great Lakes Wetlands Policy Conservation organizations now face fewer permitting obstacles when it comes to putting wetlands back on the landscape in Michigan and improving water quality in Lake Erie DU Corporate Partner Reaches Million-Dollar Milestone The McGee Group, a family-owned manufacturer of prescription eyewear and sunglasses based in Marietta, Georgia, recently achieved a significant milestone in DU’s Corporate Partner Program DUMAC Conservation Efforts Crucial to Waterfowl Breeding Success Thanks to the support of our Major Sponsors and other partners, Ducks Unlimited de México (DUMAC) is fighting to protect and enhance crucial wintering habitats Walmart Foundation Supports Water Conservation and Farmers More farmers can now reduce groundwater use thanks to a grant from the Walmart Foundation Lucille Vanderbilt Pate: A Life of Stewardship Her commitment to the land, her family, and her community will inspire many generations to come DU Honors Directors of the Year Another successful fundraising year for Ducks Unlimited in 2018–19 made the selection of the Regional Director and Director of Development of the Year a real challenge Giving Life to the Ducks This past spring, Hunt Gunter of Richmond, Virginia, became a member of Ducks Unlimited’s Feather Society in an innovative way Alaska Chapter Overcomes Obstacles to Support Waterfowl and Wetlands The Bethel chapter raised more than $68,000 for DU’s conservation mission at its most successful event to date Cargill and DU Improve New York Landscape A partnership between Ducks Unlimited and Cargill has helped to conserve more than 5,500 acres of vital wetland habitat throughout the state of New York Dale Family Supports Cutting-Edge Prairie Conservation Programs As Diamond Legacy Sponsors, the Dales are some of DU’s most ardent supporters, particularly in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States and Canada, where the fall migration begins Silberline President Supports Conservation in Mexico Lisa Scheller is an entrepreneur with a mission where the bottom line is measured not only in dollars but also in lives bettered, communities improved, and environmental resources preserved Montana Couple Leaves Conservation Legacy Kevin Krieg was always on the lookout for new wetland restoration opportunities near his home in Montana’s Madison River Valley Third Time’s a Charm Wisconsin chapter breaks records at its third annual event DU Collegiate Leadership Summit Continues to Grow More than 200 volunteers from 54 different university chapters attended Family Traditions: Bruce and Gerry Lauritzen The Lauritzen family has a strong history with Ducks Unlimited and wetlands conservation that began in the early 1950s BMO Harris Bank donates 900 Owen Gromme prints Bank donates nearly $500,000 in prints to Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Honor Roll Chapters Shine in 2018 Delaware’s State Committee chapter hosted more than 800 attendees and raised $50,000 for wetlands conservation during the event Ducks Unlimited de Mexico Celebrates 45 Years of Conservation This valuable part of Team DU celebrates 45 years as the leading conservation organization in Mexico DU celebrates conservation, supporters in Minnesota Major supporters recognized at Anderson Waterfowl Production Area Presbyterian College Hosts Inaugural Event All-Girls Chapter Shines in DU’s Varsity Program Energy Transfer and DU Make National Impact Energy Transfer’s $5 million contribution to Ducks Unlimited in 2018 has directly conserved thousands of acres of waterfowl habitat across the country Virginia Couple Raises the Bar for Conservation Rich and Joyce Johnson challenge volunteers to commit themselves fully to the cause of conservation One Billion Liters and Counting: Coca-Cola Conserves Wetlands and Water If one drop of water is precious, then keeping more than a billion liters of water cycling through wetland systems calls for celebration Nebraska Volunteers Stand Together after Disaster When natural disasters strike, we often see communities come together to fight to restore and push forward Go-Devil Founder Works, Plays, and Invests in Wetlands Warren Coco's greatest contributions to waterfowl and those who enjoy them have come through his steadfast support of wetlands conservation DU's Rescue Our Wetlands Campaign The remarkable story of how Team DU banded together to make conservation history 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. 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.