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Celebrating 40 Years of Service to Wildlife

2016 Annual Report
Clinic stuff will go here mostly facts and figures
Bald Eagles

315 American Robin

2,610 Total patients

20,000 Volunteer hours


Causes of injury in 2016 patients

2016 patients by family
Oil growth

In early August, the clinic received six Bald Eagles that
landed in a silt pit in Maryland. Several of the birds
were stuck in the silt pit for several days. It took the
efforts of a construction company, Maryland
Department of Natural Resources, and several of our
volunteer transporters to save these birds from the
pit. Once the eagles were at the center and
stabilized, they were washed by team members from
both the clinic and oil programs. It was a true team
effort to get all of these birds rescued, washed,
rehabilitated, and released. Five of the six bald eagles
were successfully released back into the wild where
they belong.

"Lynne left us in 1998, but she lived long
enough to see her dream become a
reality: she saw Tri-State become one of
the premier wild bird rehabilitation
clinics in the country, and one of the two
or three most-respected oiled wildlife
organizations in the world." John Frink on
founder, Lynne Frink
Lynne Frink (right) examines a Great Horned Owl with
Debbie Daniels (ca. 1985).
Contaminated patients 59
Responses 11
Workshops 7
Conferences 6
Drills and Exercises
Oiled wildlife response is an ever-changing field.
Our team stays current through training, drills,
conferences, and research projects.

The team was called into action for several reponses
this year, including over three dozen waterfowl from
an incident on the Potomac River and half a dozen
Bald Eagles recovered from a silt pit.

Tri-State was honored to host the third in-person
meeting of experts involved in the Global Oiled
Wildlife Response System (GOWRS) project. This
two-year initiative is funded by the International
Association of Oil and Gas Producers as part of the
Oil Spill Response Joint Industry Project (OSR-JIP).

The GOWRS initiative aims to develop common
operating procedures and shared standards that
allow for unity of effort in the event of an oil spill
incident requiring international/multi-organizational
wildlife response resources (aka a “Tier 3” response).
The intention is for this international approach to
serve as a complement to local and national wildlife
response programs, which serve as the foundation
for good practices in oiled wildlife preparedness and
Forty years ago, washing contaminated wildlife was little more than
trial and error. With little known about how to help the animals
affected, few patients would survive a spill.

In the 1980s, Tri-State teamed up with DuPont to scientifically
determine the safest and most efficient products to remove oil from

Caring for an oiled animal goes far beyond the wash. Great strides
have been made throughout the years for both human and animal

While the frequency of large spills has declined, we remain
prepared for incidents that occur every year throughout the region.

"For my first oil spill, I got a call early one hot July afternoon.
There were incoming, oiled birds—Canada Geese—and lots of
them. My son had answered the phone and tracked me down at
a friend's house. I dropped what I was doing and went directly to
Tri-State to suit up. Team members were already on site so I was
able to relieve someone there. It was 104 degrees that day and we
an d Lyn n Mc Do we ll (R) were all in full personal protective gear washing with equally hot
Mary Jane Dalton (L) the ea rly
He ron in
treat an oiled Great Blue nt (PPE)
water. It was rough, but together we got the job done." Valnea P.,
l pro tec tiv e eq uip me volunteer
1990s. Persona
ce then.
has come a long way sin
Bank of America The Deupree Family Foundation Clyde Locker
The Dansko Foundation Philip Johnson Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Delmarva Power LabWare, Inc. Maryanne Yingst & Dick Ho

15 3,200+ 198
Summer Interns People reached through Penn Students
outreach programs

Education has been a cornerstone of Tri-State’s mission for decades. We taught our first
contaminated wildlife workshop in 1977 and our first Introduction to Wildlife Medicine course
to first-year veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Tri-State’s summer
internship program has been shaping future veterinarians, rehabilitators, and conservationists
for 33 years.

The 2016 Summer Intern Program was funded by generous gifts from:
The Dansko Foundation LabWare, Inc. June Robbins
Deupree Family Foundation Gregg and M.C. Landis John & Robin Spurlino
Philip Johnson M & T Charitable Foundation Jim Zakreski
Sally Kuder Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company Walter & Cecelia Zettlemoyer
Benefit for the Birds Thanks to our generous benefit sponsors:
Celebrating our 40th anniversary in style
The annual Benefit for the Birds celebrated the real stars
Colonial Pipeline Company, Lead Sponsor
behind all the work we have done in the past forty years
and the work we continue to do—our community, industry, American Petroleum Institute
and agency supporters. Guests enjoyed the evening in Animal Hospital of Chester County, LLC
Hollywood style by walking the ruby carpet, having their Axeon Specialty Products
photographs taken by the "paparazzi," and dining on the Citgo Petroleum Corporation
delicious fare at Deerfield in Newark, Delaware. Over Cover & Rossiter
$118,000 was raised to support our patients and programs. CSERT
Duffield Associates
Open House DuPont Corporate Contributions
Lewis Environmental
Cloudy skies couldn’t keep nearly 1,200 people away from
Magellan Midstream Partners, LP
our annual Open House in May. Guests were able to tour
Marathon Oil Corporation
our facilities, learn from other non-profit organizations, and Matrix New World Engineering
shop with local vendors. Our generous sponsors and guests Monroe Energy
raised over $10,000 for our patients. NuStar Energy
PBF Energy's Delaware City Refining Co.
Giant Yard Sale PBF Energy's Paulsboro Refining Company
Once again, supporters throughout the region helped raise Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company
money for our patients at the Giant Yard Sale for the Birds. Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Through donating their gently used goods, donating their Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery
time to volunteer, and coming out to shop at Aetna Fire Royal Pest Solutions
Staikos Associates Architects
Hall, our supporters raised nearly $13,000 for Tri-State.
Vane Brothers Company
Water Quality Insurance Syndicate

Celebrating 40 years of service to wildlife
2016 Financial Report
Audited financial statements for the period
April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016.

2016 Sources
of Funding

Individual 359,867
Corporate 329,836
Government 42,800
Total Donations 732,503
Program Income 347,889
Investments 17,714
Events 66,714

2016 Use
of Funds

Wild Bird Clinic 440,343
Oiled Wildlife 307,817
Education 102,652
Total programs 850,812
Administration 93,156
Fundraising 199,684

The revenues and expenses reported here are taken from our
audited financial statements. Tri-State follows generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP) and undergoes an audit by a third
party every year. Due to the differences in reporting requirements
for the audited financial statements and the IRS Form 990, the
figures reported here may not match those on the 990. Copies of
our annual audited financial statements are available upon
Assets 2016 2015
Current assets
Cash & cash equivalents 352,625 933,164
Pledge and grant receivables 13,915 27,813
Accounts receivable 111,194 42,347
Prepaid expenses 19,864 19,644
Fixed assets 3,936,788 3,909,704
Investments 962,198 1,445,599
Endowment fund 994,020
Total assets 6,390,604 6,378,271

Liabilities & Net Assets
Liabilities 27,003 35,898
Unrestricted net assets 5,203,907 5,171,478
Temporarily restricted net assets 224,790 261,741
Permanently restricted net assets 934,904 909,154
Total liabilities & net assets 6,390,604 6,378,271

Administration Clinic Oil Programs
Lisa Smith Andrea Howey-Newcomb Danene Birtell
Executive Director Clinic Director Oil Programs Director
Duke Doblick Cristin Kelley, DVM
Cristin Kelley, DVM Wildlife Veterinarian
Director of Development Wildlife Veterinarian
Julie Bartley Erin Norris
Aimee Federer Planning & Preparedness Manager
Volunteer & Office Manager
Clinic Supervisor Level II Samantha Christie
Carol Hinger Senior Coordinator
Accounting Manager Jennifer Caldwell
Clinic Supervisor Level I Michelle Neef
Doug Nichol Coordinator
Maintenance Supervisor Brie Hashem
Elisa Silva
Clinic Supervisor Level I Wildlife Response Specialist
Rebecca Stansell
Marketing Manager Meagan Demeter Ryan Wheeler
Clinic Supervisor Level I Canadian Coordinator
Sallie Welte, VMD
Clinic Director Emeritus

Board of Directors
Executive Committee Officers Advisory Board
Robert Bryant, President Barbara Druding Glenn Stelzer Henry Bryndza, PhD
Charles Robertson, PhD, 1st Vice President Keith Hall Justine Tumas William Francis, CFA
Amy Evans, Esq., 2nd Vice President Chip Little Maryanne Yingst John Frink
Rosemary Francis, Treasurer Michael McCormick Patricia McGee, Esq.
Barbara Schumacher, Secretary Lisa Murphy, VMD David Mooberry
Lucinda Peterson, CPA Gary Patterson
Arlene Reppa William Tansey

$25,000+ Deupree Family Foundation*
† Barbara and James Druding*
Rosabelle W. Brown
Delaware Bay & River Cooperative* Elmwood Park Zoo
Mabel A. Heigle† William and Rosemary Francis*
Phillips 66* Dr. and Mrs. Keith Hamilton*
Charles and Patricia Robertson* Ralph S. Hauck
State of Delaware Grant in Aid* Ms. Gail Heath
Sunoco Foundation* Lynne Kielhorn and Fred Kielhorn*
Gerald and Clara Kluis*
$10,000-24,999 LabWare, Inc.
Allerton Foundation* Magellan Midstream Partners, LP
Chevron Corporation* Patricia and Fred Mann
Citgo Petroleum Corporation* Marathon Oil Corporation*
Colonial Pipeline Company* Marathon Petroleum Company
DuPont Company* Dave Mooberry*
Monroe Energy New Castle County Council
Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company NuStar Energy
Mrs. Vera Lee Rao* OSG Ship Management, Inc.
Mrs. June H. Robbins* Our Children Making Change
Water Quality Insurance Syndicate* PBF Energy-Delaware City Refining Co.*
Joyce Ponsell*
$5,000-9,999 Razoo Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Bob and Lorraine Reeder*
Joyce and Ray Goldbacher* Catherine and John Renzetti*
Laffey-McHugh Foundation* Doug and Arlene Reppa*
Marmot Foundation* T. Garrett and Mary Robinson*
Philadelphia Energy Solutions Mr. Pat Ryan
PSEG Foundation Evelyn F. Shonleber
Shell Oil Company* Lisa Smith*
Jo Ann Townsend State Employees Charitable Campaign
United Way of Delaware* David and Susan Stratton*
Thomson Reuters*
$1,000-4,999 Vane Brothers Company*
Animal Hospital of Chester County, LLC Nancy D. Wells
Hugh Atkins and Michele Schiavoni* WSFS Bank*
Axeon Specialty Products Maryanne Yingst and Dick Ho*
Barclays Walter and Cecelia Zettlemoyer*
Richard and Dolores Baxter*
Katherine and Barry Beck* $500-999
L. Leon and Alice P. Campbell* Lynn Abell, PhD.*
Ms. Susan E. Child Thomas W. Adams, PhD.
Theodora B. Corroon* Avon Grove Charter School
CSERT* Carmine and Laura Balascio*
Delmarva Power* Nancy Jean Balogh*
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is very grateful for the members and
donors who make our life-saving work possible. The following individuals,
corporations, foundations, organizations, and businesses contributed $250
or more of financial and in-kind support to Tri-State in Fiscal Year 2016
(April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016). Giving totals do not include event
tickets or other purchases.
Bank of America United Way Campaign Chris and Fran Petersen*
Philip and Sharon Birk* Pew Charitable Trust
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bowersox Patricia Post
Brandywine Zoo* Thomas M. Przybylski*
Tom and Bobbie Breske* Ladd Rutherford, MD, and Bonnie Rutherford
Robert and Patty Bryant* Elaine M. Sams*
Henry and Mary Bryndza* Ms. Jane Schumacher
Dr. Ben Burton Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shattuck, IV
Anthony and Deborah Cerini* Phyllis B. and William E. Shone, Jr.*
Dorothy and Robert Colburn* Jeffrey D. Sinclair*
Concord Pike Veterinary Hospital C. Elaine Smith*
Catherine C. Creswell Harold and Kirsten Snyder*
Dansko Foundation Strathmore Elementary
Harold Davis Lee and Ann Terrey
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Demeter Unitarian Fellowship of Newark
Mr. and Mrs. Don DeWees, Jr. VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital
Dialog Direct Barry Warner*
Endo Pharmaceuticals Wild Birds Unlimited*
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Katrina Gossman $250-499
Keith and Marietta Hall* 3M Foundation*
Hamanassett B&B Jeannie and Ric V. Ackerman*
Susan and Jeffrey Harris Agilent Employee Giving Campaign
HEPACO AmazonSmile Foundation
Harry and Jeanne Hughes* James and Linda Amundsen*
Dr. Edythe M. Humphries* Arthur Hall Insurance
Iridescence Salon and Spa Carol Auster*
Philip D. Johnson* Mr. Bruce Balogh
JP Morgan Chase Foundation* Lorraine Barnes
Dave and Mary Koechert* Bath Saver, Inc.
Amanda Konyk Ms. Stephanie Billon-Wolfe
Sharron and George A. Lulli* Dr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Blazejewski, III*
John and Valerie Mayfield* Joan R. Bolling*
Patricia W. McClure* Camp Bow Wow
Jim and Sue McVoy* Mrs. Diane Carsia
C. Hans Miller* City Wildlife, Inc.
Charles and Mary Miller Jolly Clarkson-Shorter*
Network For Good* Gary and Patricia Clover*
Newlin Grist Mill Concord Pet Foods & Supplies*
Sandra B. Pace* Corky Connor*
Dr. Alan B. Palmer* Country Thyme Gardeners*
Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn Rotary Club Stephen and Kristi Crum
John A. Passarotti and Mrs. Carole E. Passarotti Robert Cukla and Julie Flaherty
Juliet C. Patrick* Christine Smith and David Dolloff*
Barbara Davis Jane Porter*
Ambrose and Nancy DeBoda* Nathaniel and Yvonne Puffer*
Delmarva Ornithological Society Marian E. Quinn*
Nicholas and Beverly Doblick Richard Rehm, II
Ann du Pont Ms. Krista M Rothwell
Miriam Eichbaum* Royal Pest Solutions
Expedia CruiseShipCenters Virginia Schiavelli*
Mr. Kevin Fenimore Barbara Schumacher
Forever Fit Foundation Rose Scordino
Rebecca Lee Garnett* Sigma Data Systems, Inc.
Denise Geran Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Silliman, Jr.
Gayle Gibson* Glenn and Marion Stelzer*
Girl Scout Troop 26 Kenneth Stoops
Sharon Goodman Ms. Wendy S. Taylor
Anna Margaret Hayden* Mrs. Sharon C. Tritelli and Thomas M. Tritelli*
Carolyn S. Holland David and Linda Usher*
Barbara and William Jaffee Vanguard ID Systems
Gwen Johnson and Jane Miller James Von Suskil*
Jonathan and Joan Kimmett Harry and Elizabeth S. Walton, Jr.*
Claudia Lamp* Elizabeth and Clayton Warrington*
Thomas and Joanne Langan Bonnie Weiskott and John Draper*
Mr. John Larabee Karen Wenner-Pedersen and Christian Pedersen & Family*
Leon C. Landis Inc. Freda Wilson
Lifeforms* Christopher Wright
Mrs. Margaret Lindley E.M. Young
Clyde and Bette Locker Gail and Gerry Zippilli*
Ms. Lori Lykens

Carol J. Margolis Estate
Ron and Carol Martin *
10 years or more supporting Tri-State
Mrs. Linda Mullin*
Patricia and Gordon Munson* Giving totals do not include event tickets, raffle tickets, or
Perfect Moments Photography other purchases.
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program

1976 1992
Tri-State is founded to Tri-State moves into an
mitigate the effects of oil historic barn in Newark,
on wildlife after sever- Delaware, to help pro-
al oil spills occur in the vide the space needed
region in a short period for a growing caseload.
of time.
The release of oil into
To meet growing public
the Persian Gulf requires
demand, the Wild Bird
international assistance
Clinic is opened in
and Tri-State travels to
Wilmington, Delaware, to
help organize a confer-
rehabilitate injured and
ence and workshops on
orphaned birds.
oiled wildlife.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the following companies that provided support through contributions of
services or products throughout fiscal year 2016:

Action Special Events Herr Foods, Inc. Royal Pest Management University of Delaware
Production & Rentals College of Agriculture &
Lindenmeyr Munroe RR Donnelley Natural Resources
Animal Behavior and
Conservation Connections Loretta Schumacher Carlson, SaveWay Compounding UPENN New Bolton Center
B2B Copywriter Pharmacy Laboratory of Avian
Arbordale Publishing Medicine & Pathology
Maryland Department of Schneider Trailer & Container
Consolidated Drake Press Natural Resources Rental UPENN New Bolton Center
Toxicology Laboratory
Breakthru Beverage Pamela's Gourmet Sigma Data Systems, Inc. Walton Corporation
Crowl Advertising Design Perfect Moments Speedpro Imaging Wilmington
Photography Wild Birds Unlimited,
Dialog Direct United Distributors Hockessin
Port Penn Bait & Tackle
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery WSFS Bank

Tri-State’s Corporate Wildlife Partnership is a working relationship with our corporate and industry
partners to help save birds’ lives. Thank you to the following for banding together for native wildlife:
Gold Level Partners Bronze Level Partners Partners
Phillips 66 Chevron Corporation Animal Hospital of Chester County
Citgo Petroleum Corporation Axeon Specialty Products
ExxonMobil Marathon Oil Corporation
Silver Level Partners
DuPont NuStar Energy, L.P.
Colonial Pipeline Company
Hess Corporation PBF Energy (Delaware City Refining
Delaware Bay & River
Monroe Energy Co.)
Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Water Quality Insurance PSEG Foundation
Syndicate The Vane Brothers Company

Tri-State solicits contributions from individuals, companies, and foundations that are supportive of our mission, and we work across many sectors to
improve the environment, but we do not endorse any company, product, or service.

1996 2012
Tri-State begins working Damage from Hurricane
with the University of Sandy caused significant
Pennsylvannia to teach oil discharge at a local
an Introduction to Wild- refinery. Over 200 ani-
life Medicine course. mals were affected by
the incident.
Tri-State leads the wild- 2015
life response effort The Wildlife Response
during the Gulf of Mexico Annex opens to
spill. The team worked effectively treat wildlife
6 - 9 months over five following oil spills and
locations to treat thou- other large-scale
sands of birds that were incidents.
2016 marks Tri-State’s 40th Anniversary, and our “ruby”
anniversary has its own logo,featuring the Ruby-throated
Hummingbird as our mascot for this milestone year
in Tri-State’s history. These birds are tiny but mighty and
accomplish much with little resources, just as Tri-State has
since 1976. We’ve come a long way in 40 years, and together
we can soar to new heights over the next 40 years.

Thank you to the following photographers for the use of their images in this report:

Front Cover: Canvasback by Marian Quinn
Page 3: Bald Eagle in silt by Terrie McClay
Page 7: Benefit for the Birds by DC Cebula
Photos not credited are by Tri-State staff members.