The SETAC North America Endowment Fund was established in 2005 to develop and grow invested funds in perpetuity in order to annually generate investment proceeds for use in supporting technical, scientific and educational activities consistent with our Society’s mission. Contributions to the Fund are received through a combination of current, planned and future gifts by SETAC members, their home organizations and other philanthropic groups.
In 2013, the Endowment Fund achieved a record-breaking fundraising year, exceeding an important invested principal threshold of $130,000 and will continue to grow through generous membership contributions. In 2013, with assistance from the SETAC North America Board of Directors, approximately $10,000 of the Fund were distributed to support students at the SETAC North America annual meeting, a partial internship at SETAC, an Invited Speaker Program and recordings of selected sessions of the annual meeting. These are critical accomplishments for the Fund and the Board of Trustees, thanks to all of the contributing members for their support!
More than one third of our SETAC North America members have contributed on one or more occasions since 2005! We must continue to grow the Fund, and we urge your continuing financial support to ensure an ongoing commitment to our Society’s mission.
How the Fund Operates
The Endowment Fund Board of Trustees operates under the purview of the SETAC North America Development Committee, and the annually audited Fund is managed by the SETAC North America Secretary/Treasurer. SETAC North America, in consultation with the Fund Board of Trustees and the Society Board of Directors will have the authority to accept current and planned (future) gifts, grants and contributions to enhance the invested Fund principal.
Seven substantial planned gifts, matching gifts and two C. Herb Ward Challenge Grants have already been committed to the Fund, and two authors have committed a portion of proceeds from future book sales. In addition, a number of recognition and memorial gifts and Legacy Society contributions of $1,000 or more have been received since 2006. With continuing financial support, the Endowment Fund principal will continuously grow, generating annual support for worthy projects including student functions, special symposia, technical meetings, briefings and annual meeting activities consistent with the Society's mission. The amount of distributed annual support depends upon the size of the Fund. Please join us in celebrating the fund’s success by making a contribution.How to Contribute
- Donate Online
- Call the SETAC North America Office at +1 850 469 1500 ext. 107
- During the online registration for a SETAC North America annual meeting
- On location at the SETAC North America annual meeting
- By check to SETAC North America:
SETAC North America Endowment Fund
229 S Baylen Street, 2nd Floor
Pensacola, FL 32502
- Learn more about planned giving.
Please contact Greg Schiefer, SETAC North America Executive Director, at +1 850 469 1500 or Gene Mancini, SETAC North America Endowment Fund Chairman, at +1 805 987 7152.
SETAC North America Endowment Fund Board of Trustees
Gene Mancini (Chairman)
Ruth Hull (Co-Chair)