Annual Report

We wish to thank all of you whose contributions, financial and volunteer time, helped to protect America’s outdoors. Due to space limitations, we could not list everyone whose generosity and commitment helped us meet our goals.

Individual Philanthropy

Scott Meyer

The Bryant Crane Charitable Fund
Jerry Pausch
Dr. Howard and Brenda Sheridan
Charles Stoneback
Joan Strimple

Richard Rawley±
Charles± and Leila Wiles

Estate of Allan Ciglers±
Michael and Karen Crane
Jeff Deschamps
Judy Danish and Miles Greenbaum
Walter Lynn
Paul Sitz
Marjorie Swann

Bill and Vicki Arnold
Bill Briney
Jim Burkhardt
William deCamp
Craig Enneking
Donald Janes
Dave Klinner
Leah Miller
Erin Morris
Jim Piateski
John Snyder

± Deceased

Partners in Outdoor America’s Future

(Members who make a five-year commitment to support the League’s national programs with an annual gift at either the $100, $250 or $500 level.)

$500-$999 Conservator
Jodi Arndt Labs
Donald Cahoon
Bob & Glenda Chapman
Marsha L. Johnson
Scott & Susan Kovarovics
Dawn Olson
Brenda Lee Smith
IWLA Frank Anetsberger Chapter
IWLA Sioux Falls Chapter
Jim Sweeney
Marj Striegel

$250-$499 Advocate
Shawn & Donna Gallagher
William & Eve Gordon
George & Irene Jones
Larry Kieft
Walter Lynn
Jim Madsen
Steven Martin
Gary R. & Marion Meade
James O’Connell
Tom Perazella
Jim Piateski
Marion Striegel
Charles & Leila Wiles

$100-$249 Steward
Anonymous (2)
Harold Branch
Charlotte Brooker
Edwin DeVilbiss
David Fulford
George Guyant
Thomas Holm
Charles & Nancy Huber
IWLA Beadle County Chapter
IWLA Elgin Chapter
IWLA Grand Island Chapter
IWLA Lake Keuka Chapter
IWLA Lebanon County Chapter
IWLA Maryland Division
IWLA Martin L. Davey Chapter
IWLA Medina Chapter
IWLA Mountaineer Chapter
IWLA Rice Lake Chapter
IWLA Rockville Chapter
Bill Kelly
Tom Krejcie
Jim Lopinski
Paul Lukens
Les Monostory
William E. Panco
Robert Pavlick
Admiral John Poindexter
Bruce Philipson
Liz Roy
James Shinners
Colonel Tyrone L. Steen
Thomas Stonesifer
Marjorie Swann
Elisabeth Wells
Benjamin Williams

Friends of IWLA

(Members who make a monthly commitment to support the League’s national programs with a pledge of $10 or more paid automatically each month.)

Wayne Berkebile
Sharon Betts
Gale Brothers
Curtis Harrenstein
Jeffrey Johnston
Dennis L. Kellogg
Marc Lewis
Walter Newkirk
Liz Roy
Thomas Stonesifer
Michael Wagner

Waltonian Heritage Society

(* indicates continuing support of the IWL Trust by an WHS member)

IWLA Maryland Division*
Joan Strimple*
Charles and Leila Wiles*

New Life Members

A special thanks to those who made a commitment in 2016 to the League as Life Members.

Family Life Benefactor
Jim and Janet Storer

Family Life
Patricia and Stanley Jarosz
Steve and Linda Roe

Janelle Allen
Michael Batza
Mike Delaney
Andryc Demski
Eleonora Florance
George Jacklin
Jack Johnson
Michael Kang
Lee Meyer
Benjamin Miller
Benjamin Tucker
Emily Williams

Institutional Supporters

(*Indicates a multiyear commitment, grant spanning between two fiscal years, or pledge from the donor, which is listed in the category representing the total amount pledged or contributed.)

Gifts of $100,000 or more
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Gifts of $25,000 or more
IWLA Endowment
Waterkeeper Alliance

Gifts of $10,000 or more
Chesapeake Bay Trust
Commonwealth of Virginia

Gifts of $5,000 or more
Devon Creek Foundation
The White Pine Fund

Gifts of $1,000 or more
Dave’s Markets
DNO Produce
IWLA Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter
IWLA Central New York Chapter
IWLA Iowa Division
IWLA Lincoln Chapter
IWLA Maryland Division
IWLA Nebraska Division
IWLA West Virginia Division
IWLA Wildlife Achievement Chapter

Gifts of $500 or more
Community Foundation of New Jersey
IWLA Bill Cook Chapter
IWLA Izaak Walton Chapter
IWLA New York Division
IWLA Orange Chapter
IWLA Pennsylvania Division
IWLA Rockville Chapter
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
RKI Group Plans

In-Kind Contributions
Archery Trade Association
Outdoor News
Voss Signs


As a member of EarthShare, a federation of the nation’s leading environmental and conservation organizations, the League is listed in a variety of workplace fund drives including the Combined Federal Campaign, many state and local government campaigns, several United Way campaigns, and a growing number of corporate and foundation campaign drives.

We wish to thank the hundreds of individuals who provided vital support for our conservation work in 2017through these campaigns. For more information about adding a conservation giving option to your company’s workplace giving campaign, call the Development Department at (301) 548-0150 x213 or visit our Workplace Giving web page.

The Value of Volunteerism

The League is a shining example of the very American concept of volunteerism – the dedicated tradition of commitment to community and nation. League members spend countless hours working to protect America’s great outdoors. To get a snapshot of their activity, we ask our national directors and officers to estimate the number of hours they volunteered during the year.

Sixty-one directors responded to our survey. Together they volunteered 30,707 hours to League activities. Imagine what that number would be if we surveyed all of our chapter leaders and members. According to Independent Sector, a coalition of nonprofits, corporations and foundations, a volunteer hour has a value of $24.14. That means their volunteer hours were worth $741,267. That is a generous donation on behalf of the League toward the stewardship of America’s natural resources.