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The United States Rugby Foundation has reorganized as a Delaware not-for-profit corporation. Donations and contributions made to the Foundation by individuals or organizations are exempt from U.S. Federal and State Tax in accordance with the Foundation’s status as a 501(c)3 organization. Please note our new EIN is 81-5187776. Foundation assets earmarked for giving are dispersed in the form of grants to individuals and organizations that have demonstrable needs or requests that meet the guidelines established by the USRF.

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Brad Andrews

Brad Andrews is Global Director of the organization’s Humane Conservation™ program. An internationally recognized figure in the zoological field, Andrews is also Emeritus Chief Zoological Officer for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, where he was responsible for all SeaWorld/Busch Gardens parks’ animal programs, including husbandry, breeding, training, beached animal rescue programs, education and transportation and acquisition procedures.

Andrews began his SeaWorld career in 1987 as Associate Curator for SeaWorld of California. He started working with marine mammals in 1972 at Marineland of the Pacific, later becoming General Curator at that marine life park. During his 15-year tenure there, he showed remarkable abilities for animal care and personnel leadership.

He holds a biology/chemistry degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Andrews is a board member of Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Wildlife Alliance, International Elephant Foundation, International Rhino Foundation, Cheetah Conservation Fund, African Carnivore Research Association, Global Conservation Network, and United States Rugby Foundation. Andrews served as past chair of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, past president of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, and past president of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. He also serves as a Steering Committee Member of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, a member of the International Marine Animal Trainers Association, the International Wild Waterfowl Association, the Society of Marine Mammalogists, and the European Association for Aquatic Mammals.

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