Help TRC reach new heights through Give to the Max Day on November 17
October 19, 2022
Brandi Rupard
"give to the max day 17 november 2022. help us match our max"

Each year, Give to the Max Day represents the largest fundraising event of the year for many nonprofit organizations around Minnesota, and this year is no different. For The Raptor Center (TRC), the support it receives on this day is more vital than ever.

TRC found itself on the frontlines of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak earlier this year. That meant adapting its protocols and procedures to keep this deadly virus from spreading among the hundreds of patients it admitted throughout spring and fall as well as preserving the health of its education ambassadors and staff members. Staff also made a global impact by putting together resources and offering support in educating people working with wildlife and the general public about the impact of HPAI.

Responding to this outbreak and protecting the health of its ambassadors prevented TRC from appearing in outdoor programming at events such as fairs and festivals. This resulted in a loss of income for the center. More than 60 percent of TRC’s budget and nearly 100 percent of its clinic work are funded through donations from public support. On November 17, your support is more important than ever. Help TRC continue to ensure the health of raptors and the world we share by participating in Give to the Max Day. The first $60,000 in gifts to TRC will be generously matched by:

  • Robert & Susan Wilder
  • Rachel Hollstadt
  • Acorn Charitable Trust
  • Sarah J. Andersen Fund of the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
A great horned owl undergoing an eye exam in the TRC's clinic. | Photo by Lori Arent


Contact Ellen Orndorf, development officer
for TRC, at [email protected] or
612-624-8457 with questions or to make a gift.