Fall 2016 Issue

by Lynne Haley, senior director of development

As you read in our feature story, to be able to care for more birds, we have made extensive renovations to the raptor facility thanks to the support of the Potlatch Corporation, Avista Utilities, the WSU Raptor Club, and countless other generous donors.

WSU has a long history of caring for raptors. Emeritus Professor Erik Stauber devoted four decades to caring for these birds and other wildlife. The WSU Raptor Club, which was founded in 1981, is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose members educate the public about raptor conservation. Club members not only visit schools, fairs, and other community events, they also spend countless hours raising money for these extraordinary birds. Now, because of the generosity of an anonymous foundation, we will be completing the third and final phase of the mews renovation.

The Raptor Rehabilitation Program relies entirely on the support of private individuals, public agencies, and businesses to provide raptor care, so we couldn’t do what we do without you. From the individual donations made by people who drop off an injured raptor at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, to those who “Sponsor-A-Raptor,” and those who have established endowments to support the program and the facility, we thank you!

Learn more about the program or how you can sponsor a raptor.