baystreetponds1Waterfowl Annual Fund

Support the Waterfowl Festival’s Conservation Mission and its partner organization, Waterfowl Chesapeake, when you make a contribution to the Waterfowl Annual Fund. While we may not be able to turn back time to when all waterfowl were legendary in abundance, we are committed to creating an environment to restore and conserve the presence of vibrant, stable and diverse populations, flourishing in clean and productive aquatic and wetland habitats. With your support, this is an achievable goal.

In addition to the Waterfowl Annual Fund, gifts may be directed to support specific conservation projects, providing greater impact on the work of Waterfowl Chesapeake.  This type of contribution may be either a one-time gift or multiple year pledge. Gifts may also be directed to the following funds:

William A. Perry Scholarship Fund

Invest in the education of the Festival’s youth volunteers

2018 Application process is closed.  Check back in the spring of 2019 for the 2019 application.   

A gift to the Perry Scholarship fund is an investment in the education of the Festival’s youth volunteers.  William A . Perry, one of the Festival’s founders, and his wife Betty were instrumental in the formation of the “Duck Sitter” youth volunteer program. Donations made directly to the scholarship fund provide support for annual awards made to student volunteers attending college and other institutions of higher learning. Funding for the scholarships also comes from the Waterfowl Festival’s Cocktail Decoy Auction at the annual Premiere Night party.

The 2017 recipients, pictured with Waterfowl Festival Vice-President Debbye Jackson and Waterfowl Festival President Albert Pritchett, are left to right: Tate Chambers, Connor Murray, Mallory Smith, Megan Beane, Conner Dorbin. Missing: Chase Browning

shriverandfriendSamuel H. Shriver, Jr. Sporting Heritage Fund

Established by the Shriver family in memory of Mr. Shriver, this fund promotes the Waterfowl Festival’s sporting heritage and commitment to conservation.  Contributions to the fund provide continuing support for aspects of the Waterfowl Festival related to sporting, hunting and the waterfowling heritage of the Chesapeake Bay region. Gifts to this fund are 100% tax-deductible.