In August 2013, the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn Sheep Endowment was founded by a unanimous vote of the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn Board of Directors. The Endowment shares the same mission as the Fraternity: “A membership unselfishly dedicated to the welfare and conservation of Desert Bighorn and Nevada’s wildlife.”
The Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn (FDB) was founded in 1964. The accomplishments of the FDB are a testament to the hard work and dedication of its founding members. Thousands of volunteer hours, over a 50 plus year span, have propagated the endangered Desert Bighorn in Nevada and surrounding states. The FDB has built and maintained 115 water projects to date. As documented by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, there are more than 68 different species of Nevada wildlife utilizing this water resource. With 800,000 gallons of water storage on the Nevada mountain ranges for wildlife use, Nevada now boasts over 10,000 wild sheep, up from 2,500 when the FDBS first started.
The FDB Endowment was formed for the purpose of building a reserve to create a financial bedrock for the organization and to ensure the long-term continuity and sustainability of the organization’s mission and of all Nevada’s wildlife. The Endowment’s goal is to raise $2.5 million. Once the Endowment is fully funded, it is estimated that through sound investment management, approximately $100,000 in investment interest earnings will be available each year to be used for the continuation of the work of the FDB.
Please consider a tax free investment to the FDB Endowment today. We have a few members who are making the Endowment a beneficiary of their estate or a portion of their estate. Donations to the Water Development Endowment Fund can be made by clicking the “Donate” button below. During the checkout process, please be sure to note that you would like the money to go toward the “Water Development Endowment Fund”. You can also print and send in a donor form by clicking the image below. Thank you for your consideration!
The Board of Trustees of the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn Sheep Endowment are:
Jelindo Tiberti, President
John Wasserburger, VP/Secretary
Shane Rogers, Treasurer
Or you can write the FDB Endowment at:
P.O. Box 27494
Las Vegas, NV 89126-1494
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