[Potential donors – read examples of how we turn your contributions into action!]

Conservation of species is often a labor of love. Long hours, difficult field work, small failures along the way, all under the shroud of uncertainty that our efforts will help bring species back from the brink of extinction.

At the Sutton Center we strive to turn every dollar into a maximum conservation, research, and education return. Our field biologists regularly (and happily) work on a shoe-string budget – camping instead of hotels, repurposing old supplies, involving dedicated volunteers on expeditions – because we realize that stretching our dollar means more tangible outcomes for the study, preservation, and sharing the wonder of bird life.

Our Development Division is dedicated to working with our Conservation, Research, and Education Divisions to determine critical needs for funding or in-kind supplies/services, and helps to seek out fundraising and outreach opportunities to answer these calls. This effort spans planning major fundraising events such as Wild Brew, organizing public outreach events such as our annual Member’s Picnic, or overseeing our dedicated groups of volunteers that form the Friends of Sutton.