The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund

The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers (TGF) Founders Fund supports the education of future conservation activists, launching promising students on careers in positions to effect real change. Donations made to the Founders Fund are restricted to the support of the TGF Founders Fund Scholarship program.

The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship, established in the name of TGF’s founders, is an annual academic merit scholarship of $5,000 awarded to exceptional graduate students in an environmental program of studies such as cold-water fisheries management, environmental law, environmental policy, aquatic biology, natural resource management, and hydrology, among others.​ Recipients must have demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication to environmental conservation through a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department.

Awards and Sponsorships

The Joan and Arthur Stoliar Science Awards of $1,000 are given to promising graduating seniors from Roscoe High School, Livingston Manor High School, and Tri-Valley Central School in the Catskills who will be pursuing studies in the environmental sciences in college.

Kids to Camp sponsors a week at Camp DeBruce, in Livingston Manor, NY, for up to four children annually. On over 300 acres adjacent to the Catskill Forest Preserve, campers have the opportunity to learn outdoor skills including backpacking, canoeing, and camping, explore the diverse habitats of the southern Catskills, learn basic ecological concepts, and spend the week immersed in nature. Fly fishing is a popular activity at the camp. Interested families should contact us prior to submitting an application.

The Education Committee is responsible for identifying and rewarding exemplary students as well as advancing the teaching of TGF principles.