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$85 for 85: Celebrating the past, funding the future

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In case you haven’t yet heard, OWAA turned 85 in April 2012. I hope you will consider adding to the investment of OWAA to ensure the organization’s success in the next 85 years. Your monetary gift will do more than just help OWAA’s bottom line. Your support boltsters fellowships and programs for members, helps mentor the next generation of outdoor communicators, and more: Your support helps OWAA help you.

Please contribute what you can, whether it’s $85 or $850. Every little bit can make a difference. And remember, your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

It doesn’t take much to build a fund that can go a long way to making the difference for OWAA. Please join others and me in making OWAA a strong association.”

— Mike Walker, OWAA President

Learn more about OWAA’s
85th anniversary:
Memories and photos from members compiled online and in a print commemorative edition of Outdoors Unlimited.

PIC: commemorative edition of Outdoors Unlimited

Donations will be split equally between the Operating Fund for current needs and the Restricted Endowment for future needs.


  • The first 85 donations, Columnist level or above, will receive OWAA logo wear of your choice.
  • All donations at Author level or above ($850+) are automatically entered in a drawing for a private, customized pre- or post-conference trip in the Adirondacks in conjunction with the 2013 conference in Lake Placid. Up to 3 days/2 nights lodging at waterfront vacation home on Chateaugay Lake. Choose from fishing, canoeing, camping, hiking, birding, photography, general sightseeing, tour the Olympic venues, etc. Hosted by Lisa Densmore and Jack Ballard. Valued at $350.
  • All donations at the Pulitzer level ($8,500+) include a life membership to OWAA. Valued at $1,500.


A. Donate online now by credit/debit card
B. Set up recurring monthly donation
C.Send a personal check or money order, made out to OWAA, to:  OWAA, 615 Oak Street, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59801.

OWAA is a 501(c)3 organization, and contributions to it are tax-deductible under the United States Internal Revenue Code. For this fundraising campaign, the amount of a donor’s contribution that exceeds the fair market value of any goods or services received from OWAA is the amount that may be deducted. OWAA estimates the fair market value of the clothing and gear bearing OWAA logos as being within what the IRS considers “inconsequential,” and therefore donors receiving such may fully deduct their donations. OWAA estimates the fair market value of the sweepstakes chance for the customized vacation at the lake cabin in the Adirondacks as $350, and the value of a Life Membership in OWAA as $1,500. Donors may opt-out of any incentive in order to make a donation fully tax-deductible by so indicating when making a donation.

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