The A.V. Stout Fund is Being Discontinued
The A.V. Stout Fund, administered by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, will be discontinued on March 31, 2016. The Fund was formed by an agreement between Andrew V. Stout and Richard Reagan, long-standing friends with strong commitments to the ecology of New England, to administer the assets of the New England Salmon Association (“NESA”) which had ceased its activities. At the time of the agreement, Mr. Stout was the retiring president of NESA and Mr. Reagan was the president of the Norcross Wildlife Foundation (“Norcross”).
The goal of the A.V. Stout Fund was to assist students and organizations studying and working to document, improve, restore and save wildlife in New England. Since the first grant was issued in 1998, the Fund has distributed over $100,000 in support of activities covering a wide range of topics, from the study of bat population declines due to white nose syndrome to the effects of sea level rise on salt marshes.
The Board of Directors of Norcross thanks Mr. Stout for his generosity in time, spirit and funding. It has been an honor to have had his and Mr. Reagan’s commitment to the Fund and its program for these past 20 years. Their collaboration and the efforts of the fund’s grantees have resulted in substantial positive contributions to the understanding and improvement of wildlife in New England.
As the A.V. Stout Fund has achieved its goals, it is with both pride and sorrow that we announce the discontinuance of the Fund, effective, March 31, 2016. Applications that have been submitted by that date will be reviewed and no new applications will be accepted.
Norcross Wildlife Foundation