For the past two decades, dedicated individuals have served the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers by providing countless hours patrolling and maintaining trails, educating users of the backcountry and wilderness areas of Northern Colorado, thus creating and preserving a legacy of these cherished areas for future generations.

By making an unrestricted gift to the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers Endowment Fund, you can help preserve the legacy of Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, providing a reliable financial structure for the organization to enable it to continue to recruit, train and outfit those dedicated volunteers for years to come.



Read more: PWV Endowment

The purpose of the Fund is to provide a stable, predictable, and ongoing funding basis for supporting: a) new PWV programs and initiatives and b) a portion of PWV’s annual operating costs via earnings (not principle) of the fund.

The Poudre Wilderness Volunteers Endowment Fund Committee ("Committee") is constituted to recognize and administer gifts to the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers Endowment Fund ("Fund").

Generally, the principle of the gifts and contributions made to the Endowment Fund remain in the Fund and distributions of income are made to support PWV, primarily by enhancing or improving on the activities already performed by PWV.

Read more: PWV Endowment Fund Details

A “Wilderness Wall” has been created to recognize those who have graciously donated to the PWV Endowment Fund. Donations have been divided into levels of giving. The donations are cumulative and contributors can move up levels over time. Many thanks to those who choose to support a continuing legacy.

Read more: Endowment Wilderness Wall

  • Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
  • Time: 4-7 pm
  • Location: Judy & Rhys Christensen’s backyard 3248 Nite Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80525
The 3rd annual BackYard Party, hosted by the Endowment Committee, will be another lively, social event you won’t want to miss!  Visit with old and new PWV members and friends on a Sunday afternoon with yummy food and drinks.  The Silent and Live Auction is sure to provide entertainment of all sorts.
Most of the auction items are donated by PWV members, however we also have donations from local Fort Collins businesses. Please click on this Auction Donation Form to donate an item, service or a financial donation to support the BYP.
We will be sending out an Evite mid-May to PWV members and friends - so SAVE THE DATE!  Please respond to the Evite with an RSVP by June 12.
Have fun looking at the catalog!  Come to the BYP on Sunday, June 26. Relax, visit, eat, drink and perhaps donate to the Endowment Fund in the process. Questions? Call Judy Chritensen 970-229-0387.

The BYP Auction items are in two catalogs: Live Auction Items and Silent Auction Items. The catalogs are periodically updated - so keep checking!

Live Auction Catalog

Silent Auction Catalog

LAST UPDATED 6/22/2016 (KR)