Each year, the list is reserved for the top 100 chapters that raise up to $100,000 in grassroots income for DU’s conservation mission. Chapters raising more than $100,000 are recognized by the President’s Elite award.
“I thank all our top 100 chapters and the volunteers who have made an extraordinary effort to raise a substantial amount of money for conservation this year,” DU President John Pope said.
The Burt/Washington County Chapter has earned a spot on the Top 100 list out of the more than 2,700 DU Chapters nationwide.
DU’s grassroots system has become a model for other conservation organizations worldwide and has helped conserve more than 12 million acres of waterfowl habitat since 1937.
“These top 100 chapters exemplify DU’s grassroots system,” said Jim West, DU’s chief fundraising officer. “Volunteers within these chapters are showing that the future of waterfowl populations and wetlands that filter our drinking water are important to them and their communities. Every volunteer’s passion for waterfowl conservation is the catalyst for DU’s perennial fundraising success.”