The NWTF Foundation and its Board of Directors exist to secure funding for NWTF legacy and long-term capital projects. By creating and communicating the value, importance and reward of the donation experience, the NWTF Foundation works to secure a bright and stable future for the NWTF and its noble mission.
Your gift to the NWTF Foundation will help the NWTF secure the necessary funding to execute legacy and long-term capital projects. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible and include benefits associated with the corresponding NWTF membership level.
For more information, or to make a donation, contact the NWTF Development Department.
The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is an unprecedented undertaking. And so is the flagship of this effort, the NWTF Hunting Heritage Center.
NWTF Houston member Brandon Jacob will hike all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail to help raise funds for conservation. Fundraising dollars will impact Eastern wild turkey restoration efforts within the America’s Southern Piney Woods focal area in East Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has agreed to match every dollar Jacob raises by a 4-to-1 ratio.
Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. is the NWTF’s 10-year initiative to:
- Conserve or enhance 4 million acres of critical upland habitat
- Recruit 1.5 million hunters
- Open access to 500,000 additional acres for hunting
It is time we tackled this challenge together.
Jim Blome is the President & CEO for Bayer CropScience LP. He’s a graduate of Iowa State University and serves on numerous Industry, Foundation, Private Company and Education Boards. Jim is an avid outdoorsman and can be found in the woods, on the mountain or on the farm enjoying life.
NWTF Foundation Board
Marvin Hartley is a Patron life Sponsor of the NWTF. He has been a dedicated NWTF member for more than 30 years and has served on the national board for 12 years.
During his terms as national director, he attended 100 percent of the board meetings. Marvin serves on several committees and task forces and currently serves as chairman of the Super Fund Committee.
Marvin also has served on the Florida State Board of Directors and as the Jacksonville Chapter president and banquet chairman for several years. He was the first district director for north Florida. His wife, Edie, is vice president of the Florida State Chapter. They are members of several conservation organizations as well as local gun clubs in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Marvin and his family hunt, fish and enjoy outdoor activities together. he also serves as vice president of his local hunting club.
Vince Rosdahl, member of the NWTF National Board of Directors since 2006, currently serves on the Executive Committee as treasurer. He is a Patron Life Sponsor Member.
Rosdahl has been involved with the NWTF since 1997. He has served as California State Chapter President, California State Chapter Treasurer, local chapter president and founding member of his local chapter, Mount Diablo. He continues to be involved with the Mount Diablo Chapter banquet committee.
He is a CPA and partner with Deloitte Tax, LLP in San Francisco. Rosdahl has a Master of Accountancy from Southern Utah University. He brings more than 20 years of public accounting experience to the national board.
Rosdahl and his wife, Diana, have been married for 25 years and have nine children. Diana is a sponsor member of the Women in the Outdoors program and active in the local chapter. Both are active in their church working with youth. Rosdahl has been active in the Boy Scouts of America and is an Eagle Scout. Three of their five sons also have earned the rank of Eagle, and their other two sons are working toward the Eagle Rank.
Vernon Ross has been a dedicated member of the NWTF since 1983. He is a Diamond Life sponsor and president of the NWTF National Board. Ross also served as vice president and chairman of different committees.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years as a corporal in a recon unit. He's held several management positions, such as CEO of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, where he supervised a $72 million budget. He also served as senior sportsmen advisor for Gov. Tom Ridge.
He cofounded the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation and serves as executive director. The Foundation has raised more than $3 million to enhance wildlife habitat, research and education programs.
Ross has been married to Carolyn for 53 years. They have three children and six grandchildren. Three of the grandchildren are serving in the U.S. Army. Dusty is a 1st Lt. 82nd Airborne, Tyler is a 2nd Lt. and Collin is finishing basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Honorary Board Members
Sherry Crumley is a Diamond Life member and has attended every convention since 1985. She is a past chairman of the Roanoke Valley Chapter, organized its first Woman in the Outdoors event and has served as an advisor for the Virginia State Chapter for several years. She served two terms on the NWTF National Board from 1994 to 2000 and has since spoken at several Diamond life events.
Sherry has been a member of the Virginia Hunters for the Hungry advisory board since 1991. In 2000, she chaired the Virginia Heritage Foundation, which passed a constitutional amendment that guaranteed Virginians the right to hunt and fish. She is a past chairman of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, as well as an NRA life member who served on the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Committee at the request of three NRA presidents.
She is retired from Trebark Camouflage, the company founded by her husband, Jim. The Crumleys have two sons and daughters-in-law and five grandchildren to who they are passing along their love of hunting and the outdoors.
Brenda and her husband Larry own MidwayUSA. Brenda is a hunter and shooter who has served on the Missouri NWTF Board, NRA Foundation Board, and the Great Rivers Boy Scout Council Board. Their MidwayUSA Foundation helps communities and organizations raise funds to support their high school, college, and other youth shooting teams and activities.
Tennessee native, Brenda Valentine, aka the First Lady of Hunting®, is a pioneer in today's hunting and conservation industry as hunter, writer and TV personality. She is a national spokesperson for the NWTF, sharing the message of hunting and conservation around the country. Her list of honors and accomplishments are extensive but she remains grounded to her country roots. Visit her personal website at www.brendavalentine.com.
Peggy Anne Vallery is an accomplished hunter and conservationist who wants to use her experience to further the impact of the NWTF. More than 20 years into her membership, she is a past president and former chairman of the NWTF National Board.
One of the greatest accomplishments in her NWTF career is keeping past national board members involved in the organization.
This Guardian Life sponsor of the NWTF has spent many hours in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the NWTF, protecting our Second Amendment rights and preserving our nation's hunting heritage.
Her hunting career has taken her across the globe, including: Africa, Europe, China, Australia, Mexico and North America, but says wild turkey are her favorite. She's completed her wild turkey World Slam.
Vallery is involved in NWTF programs across the country, but her devotion to wildlife and hunting extends beyond our ranks, having served on numerous boards for wildlife and conservation groups. She was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2010.