Third Century | Tyler Schropp

posted on August 2, 2015
tyler-schropp.jpg

Tyler Schropp was born in Nebraska, where he grew up loving sports. In high school, he kicked a 49-yard field goal and was a Gatorade All-American soccer player. In college, he played four years for the Georgetown University soccer team. He’s passionate about the challenge of sporting clays, is an avid dove and pheasant hunter, and has taken lechwe on the plains of Africa. Today, when he’s not running half marathons or playing golf with his three young children, Schropp makes time to enjoy another great American sport—shooting.

As executive director of the NRA Office of Advancement, Schropp’s aim is now squarely set on preserving the future of the NRA and the right of every lawful American to enjoy their Second Amendment freedom—in this century and beyond. To do that, he’s leading one of the most sophisticated fundraising operations in the country.

Every time I go to the range, I’m amazed. It seems everybody is getting into shooting. I see men and women of all races, young professionals like me—good, decent people who are raising families, contributing to their communities and discovering for themselves the great sport of shooting.

As executive director of the NRA Office of Advancement, my job is pretty simple: Raise money … enough to fund NRA safety training and education programs into the next century … enough to help fund political efforts this year, next year and for decades after that … enough to ensure that the NRA remains the strongest, most ardent defender of the Second Amendment and the constitutional freedoms that make America the best nation on Earth.

Our dedicated staff and I are all about making sure millions and millions of good Americans who shoot keep their right to lawfully exercise their Second Amendment freedom. With the help of committed members of the NRA Board of Directors, we are building the most advanced and effective major donor programs in history. I am truly humbled by the generous support of so many. The NRA would not be what it is today without the continued commitment of our members and benefactors.

All across this country, Americans who have been blessed with success have signed on to our efforts to secure the future of so many critical NRA programs. They are making significant donations to support the Freedom Action Foundation, our nonpartisan voter registration program; NRA Life of Duty, which serves the men and women who go to work every day to protect and defend the American people; programs to prevent child accidents; and enhanced training and shooting programs for women. “Our dedicated staff and I are all about making sure millions and millions of good Americans who shoot keep their right to lawfully exercise their Second Amendment freedom.”

In fact, the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum has become one of our most popular efforts. More women own more firearms—and shoot more—than ever before. The Women’s Leadership Forum provides an avenue for philanthropic women to play a vital role in the future of the NRA and the shooting sports.

One of the most popular ways for people to contribute to the NRA is through estate planning. Charitable giving is important to many people as they plan for the future beyond their own years. It’s an easy, yet important, way for anyone—no matter how limited or vast their resources—to stipulate a contribution to the NRA and leave a legacy to an organization they love.

It has been exciting to see so many people, from all walks of life, joining the NRA, supporting our efforts and getting into shooting. I became involved years ago while traveling the world with the late Charlton Heston. I can still hear his baritone voice advising young people: “Do your best. Keep your promises.”

That’s what we’re doing at the National Rifle Association—we’re doing our best to build the resources to preserve American freedom in this century and the next, so the NRA can keep its promise to Americans to always defend that great freedom.

Latest

Beto
Beto

For Beto O’Rourke, Confiscation Is “Perfect”

In his quest to head the Lone Star State, Beto O’Rourke was forced to roll back some of his confiscatory ambitions—sort of.

Law Enforcement Officer Of The Year: Deputy Tyler Thoman

Deputy Tyler Thoman of the Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department has been selected as the 2021 NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for exhibiting outstanding bravery and courage while facing an armed and violent suspect during a traffic stop.

Reminder: Vote For Gun-Friendly Candidates

Our right to bear arms, enshrined in the Second Amendment, is being challenged by those who know little or nothing about firearms or, worse, simply want to trample on the Constitution and everything that it stands for.

Battleground Races for the Second Amendment

Key races for senators, governors and many other elected positions around the country require gun owners' attention and votes.

Senate Candidate Put His Ignorance of NRA, Gun Owners on Full Display

It’s not unusual for anti-Second Amendment politicians to lambaste and lie about this nation’s oldest-civil rights organization and gun owners.

Mossberg 940 Tactical Shotgun

Shotguns are an iconic American defensive tool and it's no wonder that millions of Americans prefer them for home defense. There is hardly a better tool for self-defense, and the Mossberg 940 stands out amongst them.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.