Delta Waterfowl Bay to Bay Chapter Raises $3,475 for KSI

On February 16, 2024, members of the Delta Waterfowl Bay to Bay Chapter visited KSI to present a $3,475 donation that was part of proceeds from their annual fundraising banquet. Delta Waterfowl is a national organization started in 1911 and based in Bismark, North Dakota with the mission of promoting research to increase waterfowl production and preserve the future of waterfowl hunting. 


After learning of Delta Waterfowl’s mission, 17 year-old Ashton Stafford, his 21 year-old brother Austin, 16 year-old cousin Ethan Stafford and 22 year-old friend Gage Williams decided to start and lead the Bay to Bay Chapter out of Felton with local waterfowl enthusiasts in their community. The Chapter’s first annual banquet raised $99,000 for Delta Waterfowl’s mission, which was a national chapter record for fundraising in a single event. 


The Bay to Bay Chapter held its second annual banquet on February 10, 2024 at Delaware State Fairgrounds, which included live and silent auction packages to raise money. The Chapter outdid itself with the 2024 banquet, raising $122,000 to support proliferation of waterfowl in Delaware.


One part of this year’s banquet was a legacy table honoring past KSI Vice President Ann Haggerty, who was a supportive Bay to Bay Chapter friend. It included a special auction package that elicited a $3,300 winning bid that was donated to KSI to support the programs for people with disabilities that were near and dear to Ann’s heart. It was a remarkably generous action in honor of an individual who had tremendous impact on countless Delawareans’ lives.


KSI is a not for profit agency, providing vocational training, employment, community integration, transportation, day habilitation, life enrichment and nutritional services to individuals with disabilities throughout Kent and Sussex Counties. KSI is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its transportation services based on race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1B. For additional information on KSI’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures, or to file a complaint, please visit the website at or contact Michelle Cain, Director of Funding Opportunities and Board Relations at 301 N Rehoboth Blvd, Milford, DE 19963.


For general information about KSI’s programs and services, please contact Alicia Hollis at 302-422-4014 ext. 3015 or


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Pictured left to right are Delta Waterfowl Bay to Bay Chapter members Jay Gannon, Event Co-Coordinator Carlin Savage, Treasurer Ethan Stafford, KSI CEO Heath B. Chasanov, Delta Waterfowl Bay to Bay Co-Chair Ashton Stafford, Co-Chairman Arthur Stafford, and Event Co-Coordinator Stacy Stafford.

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