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 L. Davies, Jr.*
Anthony Marnell II
Dwight L. Merriman, Jr.*
Victor M. Parachini, Jr.
Morgan Read


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


Derek W. Berry
Benjamin F. Biaggini*
Ray L. Burmaster
John Chambers
Claudia Cummings
Paul L. “Lew” Davies III
Dean Witter Foundation
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.*
Wilbur H. Smith III
Ned Spieker
Richard T. Thieriot
Thomas J. Long Foundation
Mark Trione
Victor Trione
Angelo K. Tsakopoulos
Fritz C. Weidig*
Bill Wright


Harold “Babe” Balzer
Riley P. Bechtel
William F. Berry
John W. DeDominic
Daniel Duckhorn
Victor O. Gonella
Claude Grillo
Larry R. Gury
Clifford Howe
Cheryl Loring
Rocque E. Merlo
Marvin A. Meyers
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Jeff F. Phelan
Charles Schwab Foundation
Albert D. Seeno, Jr.
Allen E. and Donna J. Thomas
George A. Tillotson


A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation
William W. Brinton
James R. Burroughs
Cabela’s Outdoor Fund
John D. Carter
Paul David Christman
Christopher M. Dobson, CFP
Douglass M. Eberhardt, Sr.
Austin & Kaycie Edwards
Tim and Donna Egan*
Silvio A. Garaventa, Jr.
Jim Ghielmetti
James D. Goble*
Jay A. Goble, DDS
John W. Goddard
Jay Greenwell
Craig P. Grilione
Cory E. Higgins
Tyler W. Higgins
Byron Hisey
Terry H. Holberton III
Anthony Iaccarino
E. Greg Kent
M. Robert McLandress, PhD
Al Montna
John Neerhout, Jr.
Neal J. Nelson
Judy A. Oswald
Peter J. Ottesen
Michael G. Parker
Christopher Peatross
Robert S. Plath
Gary Rasche, Sr.*
Greg Reyes
Dennis Rippey
George W. Saul*
Gary W. Sitton
Stanley A. Steindorf, Jr.*
Richard C. Timmer
John F. Wilhelm
Yoshio Yamada*
James A. Yost

♦ Denotes member of California Waterfowl Legacy Society
* Denotes deceased