Nearly 100 supporters and foundations are Major Benefactors to California Waterfowl—people whose generosity funds major programs and initiatives.

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Major Benefactors are listed below and in the annual Honor Roll published in the Fall issue of California Waterfowl Magazine. (Listings reflect contributors’ status as of July 15.)

Major Benefactors have:

  • Given California Waterfowl duck clubs. CWA uses these properties to provide high-quality habitat, offer public hunting, and host camps and field trips for children.
  • Made significant cash gifts to fund specific programs.
  • Included California Waterfowl in their estate planning.

For information about how to become a Major Benefactor, please call 916-648-1406.



The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Ken Hofmann*
The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation
The Packard Foundation
Saveri & Saveri, Inc.
John M. Simmons♦
Ellis M. Stephens


Gary H. Bechtel
Paul and Sandi Bonderson
Paul L. Davies, Jr.*
Anthony Marnell II
Dwight L. Merriman, Jr.*
Victor M. Parachini, Jr.
Morgan Read


CJ Berry Foundation—William Berry and Derek Berry
Dino Cortopassi
Edmund W. Littlefield, Sr.*
Thomas A. Seeno
Henry F. Trione*


Benjamin F. Biaggini*
Ray L. Burmaster
John Chambers
Chambers Family Foundation
Conaway Preservation Group
Claudia Cummings
Paul L. “Lew” Davies III
Dean Witter Foundation
Daniel Duckhorn
Larry R. Gury
The Harvey L. & Maud C. Sorensen Foundation
W. Kurt Hauser
William D. Lafayette and Family
Ron Leineke
Raymond E. Lewis*
G. Willard Miller, Jr.
Joe Murphy
Mzuri Wildlife Foundation
Mark and Rebecca Pine
Johnny A. Ribeiro, Jr.
Onslow H. Rudolph, Jr.*
Albert D. Seeno, Jr.
Wilbur H. Smith III
Ned Spieker
Richard T. Thieriot
Thomas J. Long Foundation
Mark Trione
Victor Trione
Angelo K. Tsakopoulos
Tulare Basin Wetlands Association
Fritz C. Weidig*
Bill Wright


Harold “Babe” Balzer
Riley P. Bechtel
James R. Burroughs
James Codding*
John W. DeDominic
Pacific States Environmental Contractors, Inc.
Jim Ghielmetti
Victor O. Gonella
Steven A. Gonsalves
Claude Grillo
Clifford Howe
Kenneth Lester
Edmund W. Littlefield, Jr.
Cheryl Loring
Michael W. Marshall, DDS
Rocque E. Merlo
Marvin A. Meyers
Al Montna
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Mark R. Otenwalter
Jeff F. Phelan
Robert S. Plath
Pro Line Manufacturing
Resources Legacy Fund
Dave B. Sanson
Charles Schwab Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Peter D. Stent
Allen E. and Donna J. Thomas
George A. Tillotson
Richard C. Timmer
John F. Wilhelm


A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation
Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC
William W. Brinton
Cabela’s Outdoor Fund
John Carlson, Jr.
John D. Carter
Paul David Christman
Ken R. Coit
Michael Dachs
Christopher M. Dobson, CFP
Douglass M. Eberhardt, Sr.
Austin & Kaycie Edwards
Tim and Donna Egan*
Silvio A. Garaventa, Jr.
James D. Goble*
Jay A. Goble, DDS
John W. Goddard
Jay Greenwell
Craig P. Grilione
The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation
Cory E. Higgins
Tyler W. Higgins
Byron Hisey
Terry H. Holberton III
Anthony Iaccarino
E. Greg Kent
Tom J. Louderback, Jr.
Pat and Leigh Mastrantonio
McBean Family Foundation
M. Robert McLandress, PhD
Emery Mitchell
John Neerhout, Jr.
Neal J. Nelson
The Once A Month Club
Judy A. Oswald
Peter J. Ottesen
Michael G. Parker
Christopher Peatross
William T. Philpott
Gary Rasche, Sr.*
Greg Reyes
Dennis Rippey
Mike J. Sanders
George W. Saul*
Gary W. Sitton
Stanley A. Steindorf, Jr.*
Yoshio Yamada*
James A. Yost

♦ Denotes member of California Waterfowl Legacy Society
* Denotes deceased