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SETAC North America Eugene Mancini Endowment Fund Committee
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About the Fund

The SETAC North America Eugene Mancini Endowment Fund was established in 2005 to develop and grow invested funds 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!

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You can also support the fund by shopping online via (instead of the regular Just select “SETAC” as your charity of choice, and Amazon will give back a small percent of each sale as a donation.

See what some of the endowment fund grant recipients have to say.

Endowment Fund Testimonials

Hear what inspired some of our legacy donors to contribute to the endowment fund.

Gene Mancini

Download a copy of the endowment fund brochure.


More 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.


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Follow our progress, as shown below, in meeting our goal for this year as well as our longer-term goal to grow the fund.

2019 Progress Meter    Fund Total Progress Meter

How the Fund Operates

The SETAC North America Eugene Mancini 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 Treasurer. SETAC North America, in consultation with the endowment fund board of trustees and the SETAC North America 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.

Named Awards

The Endowment Fund receives both general contributions and contributions received for specific purposes. For example, someone may wish to recognize a SETAC member who has passed away through the establishment of an award named in their honor. For more information, consult the guidelines for the process to establish a Named Award within the Endowment Fund.

How to Contribute

  1. Donate Online
  2. Call Terresa Murdoch at the SETAC North America Office at +1 850 469 1500 ext. 107
  3. During the online registration for a SETAC North America annual meeting
  4. On location at the SETAC North America annual meeting
  5. By check to:
    SETAC North America Endowment Fund
    229 S Baylen Street, 2nd Floor
    Pensacola, FL 32502
  6. Learn more about planned giving

Please contact Greg Schiefer, SETAC North America Executive Director, at +1 850 469 1500 or Phil Dorn, SETAC North America Endowment Fund Chair, at +1 832 754 8941.

SETAC North America Endowment Fund Board of Trustees

Philip Dorn

Board Members:
Bill Goodfellow
Joe Gorsuch
Cindy Howard
David Ownby
Aaron Roberts
Ralph Stahl, Jr.
Bruce Vigon

Ex officio:
Roman Lanno, SETAC North America Immediate Past President
Katherine von Stackelberg, SETAC North America Board Treasurer
Greg Schiefer, Executive Director

Student Member
Kevin Stroski

Interested in volunteering for this committee? Contact Chairperson Philip Dorn.

Already a member of the SETAC North America Eugene Mancini Endowment Fund Committee? Visit the group page.