The National Bighorn Sheep Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Tax ID #83-0301605.
CONSERVATION EDUCATION FUND
“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” — William James
What is the Conservation Education Fund?
To promote future generations of wild sheep conservationists, Gary Butler and the Butler Family Foundation seeded the Conservation Education Fund in 2018. This fund functions as an endowment for the National Bighorn Sheep Center’s mission to provide education and outreach for the national conservation of wild sheep, wildlife, and wild lands.
But we need ewe to help grow the fund!
What does the fund do?
With this fund, we build a sustainable future for wild sheep by providing programs that shape future generations of biologists, researchers, and educators.
How does it work?
Your donations are invested in the “Sheep Forever Fund.” Each year, proceeds are put to good use through our programs and national outreach. Your contributions are a gift that keeps on giving to the Center’s mission.
Gifts to the fund support national outreach that goes far and wide and grows each year. In 2019, The National Bighorn Sheep Center reached 13,000 youths through our education program and 7,000 visitors through our museum. We hosted a 4-day youth summer camp called “Camp Bighorn” at Whiskey Mountain (critical bighorn winter range). In 2022, we launched a webinar series in which we host sheep researchers and scientists each second Thursday of every month to focus on national sheep issues. Your gifts help keep us going and moving our message forward!
Why do you need me?
The National Bighorn Sheep Center has committed to raising this fund to $250,000 by 2028. Today, the fund has grown to $35,000. We need your help to meet our goal of $250,000! In fact, with your support, we aim to surpass it!
Without your help, we simply cannot continue our national outreach!
As we move forward with a 1,000-square-foot expansion to our existing facility, we seek to grow this fund to support the programs and technology key to our strategic plan.
We invite you to join us in surpassing this goal!
But I already gave to the Wyoming Wild Sheep Conservation Fund. Isn’t this the same fund?
No, these two funds are different. The “Conservation Education Fund” is for use on the national level. This fund focuses on educating the public about wild sheep, wildlife, and wildlands across all of the United States.
How can I give to the “Sheep Forever Fund?”
Ways to give:
Call us–we’d love to talk to ewe: 307.455.3429
Mail us check: P.O. Box 1435, Dubois, WY 82513
Interested in creating a lasting legacy?
The National Bighorn Sheep Center recognizes Legacy Society members each year at our Annual Banquet. Many of our supporters have included the Conservation Education Fund in their Estate Plans.
Additional information regarding the Conservation Education Fund:
- The Conservation Education Fund is held at Dodge & Cox
- The Conservation Education Fund seeks regular income, conservation of principal, and an opportunity for long-term growth
- Webinars are recorded and can be found here: bighorn.org/repository
- Join the National Bighorn Sheep Center at our events: bighorn.org/special-events