The 1000

Join The 1,000!

As a TWS member, you now have the opportunity to participate in a pivotal effort that will have a significant impact on the future of TWS.

All members are invited to join an elite group of individuals who will be publicly known and recognized as The 1,000—a group that leads by example and is committed to ensuring that TWS will be universally recognized as the leaders in wildlife science, management and conservation.

The 1,000 was recently created by TWS Past President Bruce Leopold and new TWS Chief Operating Officer Ed Thompson with the goal of creating an additional annual revenue stream of at least $200,000 that will rapidly propel the Society’s strategic plan initiatives that are key to stimulating increased member satisfaction, membership growth and the ability to create new revenue streams from businesses and stakeholders that support wildlife science, management and conservation. Both Bruce and Ed launched the campaign with a donation of $1,000 each to show their commitment to leading by example.

Another 157 generous and committed TWS members from across North America have already answered their call, donating more than $70,000 towards this important effort. Click here to see the current list of charter members who are leading by example as members of The 1,000.

TWS members are already seeing the early signs that this type of support is providing through the significant improvements in The Wildlife Society’s website, e-newsletter communications and our Annual Conference. Over the next few weeks and months, you’ll see more improvements in the member portal, member directory, member benefits and support for sections, chapters, student chapters and working groups.

Members of The 1,000 will be publicly recognized by tier on the TWS website and in The Wildlife Professional. They’ll also be receiving an invitation for a very special event at the 2015 Annual Conference exclusively for The 1,000 and a ribbon for their conference badges recognizing their leadership. Additionally, they’ll receive quarterly updates from Ed Thompson through The 1,000 e-Newsletter that shares how their generosity is making a difference for TWS, our members, and the next generation of wildlife professionals.

You can become a member of this group today with a tax-deductible gift of $100 or more. You can even designate that the funds be used to support TWS initiatives in an area that is most important to you.

With at least 25 leaders in the top giving tier, another 75 in the second tier, 200 in the third tier, 300 in the fourth tier and 500 in the fifth tier, The 1,000 will reach the $200,000 goal.

Learn more about the giving tiers and how to join The 1,000 by clicking this link. You can join online or download a form that you can send by mail.