Charlie Shaw Society Membership

The Charlie Shaw Society continues his legacy in raising funds for what Charlie always believed in: conservation of our unique natural resources. Society members are our most dedicated supporters – generous members who have made a commitment to the work and programs of NCWF through an annual contributing gift of $1,000 or more. Gifts can be made in one lump sum or in any number of smaller contributions within a calendar year, and can be directed to any NCWF program that is of interest to the donor upon request. Any Shaw Society gift is appreciated but most people give $1,500. View a full list of Shaw Society benefits at different levels.

About Charlie Shaw

Charles Raymond Shaw was born July 15, 1932. He was raised at Overhills, the Harnett County estate of the Rockefeller family, where he developed an early and abiding love for wildlife and the environment.

Charlie helped found the Wake County Wildlife Club in 1964 and remained a charter member. He served as the club’s president in 1968. He was elected president of NCWF in 1973 and assumed the post of executive vice president later that same year. In 1981, he became southeastern Regional Executive of the National Wildlife Federation. He was inducted into the North Carolina Conservation Hall of Fame in 1988.

During his tenure with NCWF, Charlie led the effort to involve anglers and boaters in cleaning up North Carolina lakes and rivers by establishing a series of “environmental” fishing tournaments – where a bag of trash picked up from along the shoreline was as important as hooking a big bass.

He also led NCWF’s efforts against the destructive practice of stream “channelization” and helped to initiate a lawsuit that resulted in a landmark decision against channelization.