The Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership recognizes individuals who have dedicated their entire lives to the environment and on-the-ground conservation.
The Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership is a new award that recognizes Dan W. Lufkin's lifetime commitment to the environment and honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to on-the-ground conservation. As part of this award, the recipient receives a $100,000 cash prize, made through an endowment established by Dan's family and friends, to help further his or her conservation efforts. George Archibald received the first Dan W. Lufkin Prize in 2013. This award will become a signature prize in the field of conservation innovation.
2015 Spencer B. Beebe
2014 Patrick F. Noonan
2013 George Archibald
Dan W. Lufkin – The Man Behind the Prize
Most people think of Dan Lufkin as one of America's greatest businessmen. Anyone who spends time with Dan, however, knows that his true passion is for the environment. He served as Connecticut's first Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection and over the course of his lifetime has lent his expertise and directed his philanthropy to many of the most effective conservation organizations across the country, serving on the Boards of the National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, National Park Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, Quebec-Labrador Foundation, Atlantic Salmon Federation, American Farmland Trust, the Conservation Fund, and other groups.
Audubon Thanks the Generous Individuals and Institutors Who Provided the Funding to Establish The Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership:
Allen & Company, Inc.
Vincent C. Banker, Esq.
Sue R. Blagden
Ms. Wendy N. Carduner
Kerry & Anne Douglas
Mr. Hugh Freund
The Michael Fux Foundation
Radin Glass & Co., LLP
George D. Gould
The Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation
Melvyn N. Klein
Kenneth G. Langone
Elise B. Lufkin
Elise G. Lufkin
Lufkin Family Foundation
Mr. William M. R. Mapel
Mr. Robert Marston
Mr. and Mrs. Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
Mr. Nathaniel Pryor Reed
John A. Scully
The Peter J. Sharp Foundation
Mr. Peter J. Solomon
Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Tiedmann II
2017 Audubon Photography Awards
This year's contest is now open! Submit your best bird photos by February 20th for the chance to win great prizes.
Join the Great Backyard Bird Count
Spend fifteen minutes counting birds, February 17 through 20, and report your results online. Your observations make all the difference.
Protect the Birds and You Protect the Earth
Birds and the places they call home are under attack, but with your help, we can fight back.