White-tailed deer fawn. Photo courtesty of Rolf Nussbaumer and Bill Draker, 2005 Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest.

How You Can Support the Foundation's Mission


The Welder Wildlife Conservation Foundation accepts and appreciates charitable donations. Your gift enables the Foundation to provide exemplary, science-based, conservation education to people of all ages, or to fund graduate student research if you so choose. Gifts of stock and securities are welcome.

The Foundation has an array of special programs and projects to which you may dedicate your contributions. Please visit our Options for Giving page to learn more about the the various activities the Foundation carries out to support its mission.

For additional information, including information about donating stocks and securities, please contact Dr. Terry Blankenship or Dr. Selma Glasscock, or call 361-364-2643.

The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, depends on invested funds and charitable donations from outside sources for its special projects, including construction of new facilities, its Conservation Across BoundariesĀ® teacher education program, and major maintenance projects. You will assist us in accomplishing our mission of research and education in wildlife conservation and management by making a contribution. The Welder Wildlife Foundation has a history of excellence in conducting science-based research and in providing teachers and students hands-on, state-of-the-art information on wildlife management in a natural setting.

The Welder Wildlife Foundation has an excellent record of fiscal responsibility. Foundation Trustees approve our annual budgets, which are prepared and followed closely by the Directors. Annual audits are conducted by Harrison, Waldrop, Uherek, LLP of Victoria, Texas.


Gifts to Honor Special Individuals

Gifts in honor of an individual, family, company, or foundation are welcome. Please specify your desires so we may properly acknowledge and inform all parties.


Planned Giving

Consider making a gift of lasting significance by remembering the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation in your will and estate planning. The Foundation welcomes gifts and bequests from donors who indicate in their wills that a specific dollar amount or percentage of their estate be set aside for the Foundation, or that the Foundation receives a residual estate after heirs and friends have received specific bequests. Unless otherwise specified, the Foundation prefers to create endowed funds (permanently invested funds from which regular annual income is accrued) with bequests of $100,000 or more.



Pledges can be made over an extended period. Each gift is tailored to the donor and gifts of $100,000 or more may be named. For contributions made over time, invoices will be provided upon request. All gifts are tax deductible.

Donor Communications

Donors will receive Foundation reports and annual newsletters. Donor names will appear periodically in Foundation publications and news releases if approved by the donor. Please indicate on your donor form if you wish this information to appear in our publications, or whether you prefer to remain anonymous.

Please contact Selma Glasscock sglasscock@welderwildlife.org to request additional information. A list of donors may be viewed on our donor page.

Thank you for your gift to the Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Your support will contribute to the lasting legacy set forth by Robert H. Welder of providing excellence in wildlife research and education.