Visit Straits Area audubon Society to see newsletters and other information.

Banquet Sponsors ($1,000 and above)

Straits Area Audubon Society


Birds of Prey Sponsors ($500)

Coffman Hardware

Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society

Keynote Sponsors ($250)

Audubon Society of Kalamazoo


Program Sponsors ($100)

Susan Hayes Affholter

Au Sable Valley Audubon

Carp Lake Women's Club

Chocolay Raptor Center

Citizens National Bank

Dar's Hallmark

Lynn Fraze Photography

Mackinaw City Woman’s Club

Paradise Lake Association

Petoskey Plastics

Straits Area Federal Credit Union

Thunder Bay Audubon Society

Wheeler Chevrolet Buick Motors

W.W. Fairbairn Hardware


Website Sponsors ($50)

New sponsors are welcome any time,

who receive Sponsor benefits.


Silent Auction and

Other In-Kind Donors

Bird Watchers Digest and Redstart Birding --

     giving MSRW a donation for every new subscription



Nancy Demeuse

Kevin Hammond

Little Traverse Conservancy

Pellston Regional Airport

Straitsland Resorter

Teysen Gifts


Volunteers and Committee Heads

Susan Affholter (Sponsors)

Gary Appold (Audio-Visual)

Wally Barkley

Barbara Beck (Photography)

Jim Bricker

Kathy Bricker (Chair)

Diane Burke

Karen Busch (Meet and Greet)

Michele Chernenko

Gretchen Dorian (Administration)

Sue Duncan (Registration)

Dennis Fay (Website)

Lynn Fraze

Cathy Freebairn (Silent Auction)

Barbara Graf

Leonard Graf (Field Trips)

Josh Haas (Audio-Visual)

Melissa Hansen (Exhibitors)

Lisa Hoyt (Master of Ceremony)

Bev Kirby

Doug Klein

Joann Leal

Vince Lumetta

Eileen Martini (Presenter Liaison)

Dave Mayberry (Merchandise)

Tammy Noirot (Fest Bags)

Beth Eckerle Piehl (Logo)

Lisa Readmond (Evaluations)

Denise Richards (Scholarships)

Linda Rogers (On-line Registration)

Larry VanWagoner (Registration)

Student Scholarships

MSRW offers Mackinaw Raptor Fest scholarships to up to four qualified applicants.  In 2018, Student Scholars were Kelsey Becraft from Petoskey and Maeve Klein from Hastings.  Support the Student Scholarship fund to help a student attend the Mackinaw Raptor Fest for free. Businesses giving $300 or more to fund a full scholarship will receive Fest Sponsorship benefits.   Unused donations will launch a designated Scholarship Fund for future years.  No donor may specify a particular recipient.  Please note if you prefer your gift to remain anonymous.