Young Birder's Fund

Bill Thompson, III, was passionate about many things—music, family, birds, writing, and people. But by far, his greatest passion was introducing young people to bird watching. Before he died in March 2019, he, wanted to establish a nonprofit birding fund that would benefit young birders across the United States. We’re raising $20,000 to fulfill that dream. We’re at $16,000. Will you consider sharing a gift of any amount to help us reach our goal before the end of 2019?
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