OUR START

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Beginning in 2014, Duckfest has provided waterfowl hunters from around the region a unique event catered to their passion for the outdoors and hunting. Steered by a committee made of passionate local business professionals and leaders, Duckfest has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity since its inception.

 

In 2017, Duckfest became a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit, further solidifying its place as an established, growing event.

 
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Meet the  Duckfest Board

Led by the Duckfest Board of Directors, the Duckfest Committee is comprised of community leaders and individuals who are committed to making a difference in their community. Working diligently to raise money for a great cause and to prepare our attendees for a party they won’t forget, putting together one of the best events in the Midwest!

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SHAWN SAALE

President

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KATIE HUGHES

Secretary

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BRIAN SCHEIDEGGER

Vice President

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LINCOLN GRAY

Treasurer

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FEATURED
CHARITIES

 

The Joshua Chamberlain Society

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The Joshua Chamberlain Society's mission is providing long-term support to veterans from the local area who have sustained permanent combat injuries fighting the long war on terror for our nation, and to also provide long-term support to the children of veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our service. Our unique mission is that we adopt, in the truest meaning of that word, these veterans or the family of these deceased veterans, and commit to provide support for the long term.

 

Emmaus Homes

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At Emmaus, we know that people with developmental disabilities want to be independent.


In order to do that, they need a community that embraces their unique abilities. 

For over 125 years, as a faith-based organization, we have provided quality services, caring for the whole person for their whole life.

The problem is that services for people with disabilities are underfunded and understaffed.

We believe everyone deserves the resources to live independently.

St. Charles Jaycees Charitable Foundation

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The St. Charles Jaycees Charitable Foundation is a community service organization that supports local charities as well as participates in local events to help better our community and give our members the chance to gain leadership experience. We love providing support to the community in any way we can. 

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Great Rivers Habitat Alliance

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Great Rivers Habitat Alliance (GRHA) was founded in 2000 to protect the 100-year Confluence floodplain for the benefit of wildlife, historic waterfowling, agriculture, clean water and people through policy, protection, conservation, public awareness and education.

 

GRHA collaborates with partners to restore floodplains and wetlands for their recreational, aesthetic, and agricultural benefits, and their values as flood storage and habitat for migratory birds and other species and teams up with farmers, duck clubs, and land stewards to protect land and land-use practices important to wildlife, waterfowl and people. To address flooding, we work with local leadership to tackle issue like TIFF, floodplain rise, and floodplain fill and look to partner on watershed projects up-river that restore the floodplain in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.