The 1000 Reception celebrates our members who are leading by example to preserve the heritage of TWS and create a brighter future that ensures that TWS is the voice of wildlife science, management and conservation for generations to come.
Past President Bruce Thompson is sporting his The 1000 hat for the 1000 Reception this evening. The effort was launched in 2014, with the goal of generating at least $200,000 from 1,000 members who make an annual donation of at least $100.
“I think it’s important to give back to the organization that is giving so much to us,” said Selma Glasscock with the Welder Wildlife Foundation.
“Personally and professionally, The Wildlife Society is my favorite organization,” said Lynn Braband, with Cornell University.
“The 1000 enables The Wildlife Society to do special programs that are very important to members that wouldn’t have money to do otherwise,” said Wini Kessler, TWS Past President and Aldo Leopold Memorial Award winner. “Women of Wildlife, for example, it gives us that extra cushion to do extra things as well as essential things.”
“The 1000 meeting helps me network with wildlife professionals,” said Emily Thoroski from the University of Manitoba. Thoroski spent the 1000 reception networking with wildlife professionals she admires including Wini Kessler.