Our Supporters

Our Supporters

Program Sponsors – Provide a financial contribution to support the operating costs of the program.

Platinum Sponsor ( >$10,000 contribution)

Foundation + Business Support

The following foundations and Businesses have invested in the Institute and the Academy’s mission.

Richard King Mellon Foundation

Colcom Foundation

Grable Foundation

PA Department of Environmental Protection

Friends of the NRA

Laurel Foundation

Schuylkill Area Community Foundation

Amaranth Foundation

Reidler Foundation

PPL Corp and Affiliates

Organizations who have contributed towards Academy youth scholarship.

The following organizations/foundations support our efforts to continue to offer Academy tuition scholarships as well as college scholarships to youth who excel in their outreach activities.

Clinton County Counservation District
Federated Sportsmen of Lancaster County
Lancaster County Conservation District
Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy
Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association 
Quality Deer Management Association, PA State Advisory Council
Quality Deer Management Association, Susquehann Branch
Quality Deer Management Association, Southeast PA Branch
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Safari Club International, Pittsburgh Chapter
The Wildlife Society, PA Chapter
Trout Unlimited, Pennsylvania Council

 Partnering Agencies and Organizations

Provide support in the form of staff time as instructors/mentors and/or Advisory Team members, facility use, equipment or materials.

Advanced Telemetry Systems, Inc.
Bass Pro
Cedar Crest College – School of Adult and Graduate Education
Cedar Springs Trout Hatchery
Clearwater Conservancy
Clinton County Conservation District
Hunters Sharing the Harvest
Department of Environmental Protection
Isaac Walton League of America, Red Rose Chapter
Kutztown University
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association 
Pennsylvania State University
Penn State Extension
Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Quality Deer Management Association, PA Council and Chapters
Ruffed Grouse Society
The Wildlife Society, PA Chapter
Temple Fork Outfitters
Texas Brigades
Trout Unlimited, Pennsylvania Council
Trout Unlimited, Lloyd Wilson Chapter
Trout Unlimited, Spring Creek Chapter
Tylersville State Fish Hatchery, Clinton County
USFWS, Northeast Fishery Center
U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers

Advisory Team

Provide support and input on program development, implementation, and long-term sustainability.

General Advisors

Mark Banker, Appalachian Forest Consultants
Dr. Gary San Julian, Pennsylvania State University – retired
Mike Watson, Richard King Mellon Foundation – retired

PA Bucktails Advisory Team

Dr. Chris Sacchi, Kutztown University
Wayne Sierer, Wilson High School Faculty – retired
Lisa Smith, private consultant and ecologist
Tim Smail, Quality Deer Management Association, PA Council
Kim VanFleet, Dickinson College

PA Brookies Advisory Team

Amidea Daniels, PA Fish and Boat Commission
Bob Carline, Penn State – retired
Greg Hoover, Penn State Extension
Mike Klimkos, Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp
Scott Koser, Clinton County Conservation District
Samantha Kutskel, Pennsylvania Council of TU
Ken Undercoffer, Pennsylvania Council of TU
Katie Ombalski, Clearwater Conservancy