Support the North Carolina Wildlife Federation


With the vital support of NCWF members at the grassroots level, NCWF leads the way to conserve wildlife and wild places in North Carolina. Your membership matters and your contribution goes to work right away to make a difference for wildlife.

Join our efforts and speak up for wildlife by supporting NCWF, attending a local chapter meeting and getting involved with one of our wildlife programs. Together, we can make an important difference for wildlife conservation in North Carolina.

Membership Benefits:

  • NCWF’s quarterly Wildlife Journal
  • Membership in your local NCWF Chapter
  • NCWF membership decal and bumper sticker
  • Wildlife Wire e-newsletter and Action Alerts
  • Networking opportunities with other wildlife enthusiasts
  • Representation about issues you care about most at the state and local level

Monthly or Matching Gifts

Monthly Donations

Monthly giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support NCWF and protect the wildlife and wild places we love. You can easily start, change or stop your gift at any time online or by calling us.

Matching Gifts

If your employer participates in a matching gift program, your NCWF contribution may go twice as far for wildlife. Check with your employer’s human resources department or go to your company’s website for information. Simply fill out a matching gift form from your employer and send it to us. Once we receive your form, we will verify your gift and submit the form to your employer for a match.

Memorial or Honorary Gifts

Honor the life and legacy of a loved one by making a lasting difference for wildlife in their memory or by paying tribute to an event or a special day (graduation, birthday, anniversary, holiday).

“If we are to succeed as a conservation movement and as a society, it will take us all.”

Tim Gestwicki, CEO, North Carolina Wildlife Federation

Your Contribution Gets Maximum Results for Wildlife

Conservation and Education Programs

Charlie Shaw Society Membership

Society members are our most dedicated supporters – generous members who have made a commitment to the work and programs of NCWF through an annual contribution of $1,000 or more. Thank you!

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation established the Charlie Shaw Society in tribute to Charlie Shaw’s dedication to wildlife conservation and his never ending contributions to North Carolina’s environment.

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 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.

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 to 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 the NC Wildlife Federation 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 NC Conservation Hall of Fame in 1988.

During his tenure with the NC Wildlife Federation, Charlie led the effort to involve fishermen 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 the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s efforts against the destructive practice of stream “channelization” and helped to initiate a lawsuit that resulted in a landmark decision against channelization.


Support the North Carolina Wildlife Federation

Gather your family and friends and plan your next outdoor adventure for one of North Carolina’s many unforgettable natural destinations. Help NCWF preserve wildlife and wild places for our children and future generations to come.