Wildlife Champions Circle

Protecting People, Wildlife, and the Planet


“I believe that we need to share this planet with fellow creatures and plants. And to be responsible guardians for the future.”
– Mary Ellen, Florida, WCC member since 2021

The Wildlife Champions Circle is the National Wildlife Federation’s premier group of donors, comprised of those who contribute outright, unrestricted gifts of $1,000 - $9,999 per year. As philanthropic leaders, Champions Circle members fuel our continued efforts protecting species, restoring habitats, and advancing scientific solutions to the nation’s most pressing conservation issues.

The impact of Champions Circle members’ support is felt across the nation. Because of these unrestricted gifts, the Federation can respond to threats against wildlife as they emerge. Contributions from the Champions Circle are critical for Federation experts and scientists, allowing them to continue defending critical habitats, restoring coastal areas, combatting climate change, and inspiring the next generation of conservationists.


Members of the Wildlife Champions Circle receive exclusive benefits in recognition of their generosity. Click below to see all of the benefits you will receive as a Wildlife Champion.



Champions Circle members make a difference for wildlife and wild places from coast to coast and support a variety of Federation programs that ensure wildlife will thrive now and in the future.

Ready to join the Wildlife Champions Circle?

Send your check, payable to the National Wildlife Federation, to:

National Wildlife Federation
Attention: Champions Circle
PO Box 7025
Merrifield, VA 22116-7025

Give us a call at 800.919.9151

Monday - Thursday:
9 am - 5 pm ET

9 am - 1 pm ET

Have questions or want to chat about the Champions Circle?

Your dedicated team is here to help!

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Melissa Gusdorf
Director of Donor Relations and Special Giving
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Caitlin McCarthy Schmid

Caitlin McCarthy Schmid
Donor Relations Officer
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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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