Monday, February 15, 2010


The Bird Dog Foundation has embarked upon a major construction initiative to expand the available floor space for the Bird Dog Museum. This expansion will include providing additional space for several continental breeds as well as the red setter. The Bird Dog Foundation has set an ambitious goal of $500,000; $250,000 will be used for construction, and the remaining monies will be used to establish and Endowment Fund to provide long-term operational and maintenance funding for the addition. To date, over $100,000 has been raised. The target date for construction is summer of 2010. The Bird Dog Foundation is asking for our help in achieving this ambitious goal.

The Board of Directors of the National Red Setter Field Trial Club is dedicated and supportive of this initiative by the Bird Dog Foundation. Don Beauchamp, President of the NRSFTC, has set a club goal of raising $25,000 for the museum addition. He backed up his request by making a personal donation of $1,000 on behalf of the NRSFTC. The Board of Directors has also passed a resolution making a donation of $1,000 from the club’s general fund for the cause.

This initiative is critical to the National Red Setter Field Trial Club. At last we will have an opportunity to showcase our dogs, our history, and our heritage in a place that is the hub of the sporting dogs of America. What better way to showcase our pursuit of the Purest Challenge! We need your help.

Our club goal is $25,000. The club is offering several levels of donations. All donors giving $100 or more will have their name inscribed on a plaque which will be permanently displayed at the Bird Dog Museum at the red setter display. Be a part of this important moment in our heritage.




$ 50-99

Gun Dog

$ 100 - 249

Shooting Dog

$ 250 - 499

All Age

$ 500 - 999

Endurance All Age

$ 1000 +

Please make donations payable to the “Red Setter Foundation”

Send check or money order to:

Bonnie Hidalgo, Treasurer

Red Setter Foundation

29100 E. 148th Ave.

Brighton, CO 80603

Because the Red Setter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible in accordance with Federal Law.

1 comment:

Henk ten Klooster said...

The Bird Dog Museum is one of the most fascinating aspects of USA bird dog culture. As one of the first Europeans to visit it, I'm still surprised that it is hardly known here. A view on internet may help planning.
Wishing you luck with fundraising! Henk ten Klooster.