About the Fund
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 the society’s mission.
Contributions to the fund are received through a combination of current and
planned (future) gifts by SETAC members, their home organizations and
other philanthropic groups.
Fundraisers at the annual meetings, generous contributions by legacy donors, and all the smaller contributions from hundreds of SETAC North America members have allowed the fund to grow so that we can reserve the principal in the fund and use proceeds to support activities consistent with SETAC’s mission. We have been able to support students at the annual meetings and Pellston Workshops®, as well as early-career scientists.
Thanks to all of the contributing members for their support!
Herb Ward Endowment Fund Challenge
We invite you to join us in meeting the Herb Ward Endowment Fund Challenge! The challenge is to raise the endowment fund to $400,000 by the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting in 2019. You can do so in a number of ways. If all regular members pledge $40 per year for 4 years, we’ll exceed the goal! Of course, any amount is welcome and will help us reach the goal. You can also support the fund by shopping online via smile.amazon.com (instead of the regular amazon.com). Just select “SETAC” as your charity of choice, and Amazon will give back a small percent of each sale as a donation.
than one third of 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.
Follow our progress, as shown below, in meeting our goal for this year as well as our longer-term goal to grow the fund.
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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 Endowment 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. So please help us continue the fund’s success by making a contribution.
How to Contribute
- Donate Online
- Call Terresa Daugherty at 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 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 Ruth Hull, SETAC North America Endowment Fund Chair, at +1 905 364 7800.
Ruth Hull (Chair)
Ralph Stahl, Jr.
Interested in volunteering for this committee? Contact Chairperson Ruth Hull.
Already a member of the North America Edowment Fund Committee? Visit the group page