Endowed Funds

An endowment is an investment to the mission of the conservation efforts of protecting land and wildlife at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Your gift of $10,000 or more can establish an endowment that will leave your legacy and make future sustainability possible. Investing in establishing an endowment shows that you are dedicated to the long term support of the Refuge. The following is a list of current endowed funds supporting conservation efforts at the Refuge:

The Betty Bishop Education Fund

John E. Carney Education Fund

The Ann Darling & Lee Williams, Jr., Family Education Fund

Dr. H. Randall Deming Scholarship for Conservation & Environmental Studies Fund 

Dr. David A. Drachman Education Fund

Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Gazda-Smith Fund 

Christine Glancy Education Fund

Margaret Godsea Conservation Fund

Harkey Family Fund

Elaine Jacobson Education Fund

Frank & Joanne Hicks Memorial Fund

Win and Marilyn Kloosterman Scholarship Fund

Marilyn Kloosterman Education Fund

Dr. Robert G. Meeker Conservation Fund

Dr. Louise Merrimon Perry Conservation Fund for Girls (LMP Fund for Girls)

Jane Werner Environmental Scholarship Fund

Wild for “Ding” Conservation Fund