On behalf of the Endowment Fund Board, I am delighted to report that in just the last two months donations to various Endowment Funds have totaled more than $60,000. SOT is fortunate to have members who are generous with their financial support, and that support has certainly shone brightly this summer!
As the Endowment Fund grows, so does the level of support for the future of toxicology. Last year, more than 85 awards were supported by endowed funds, largely for national and international student and postdoctoral scholars. The current contributions will allow that number to grow in the years to come.
This fiscal year, Council provided $60,000 to match contributions, thereby enhancing the impact of donations to Endowment Funds. These matching funds have been exhausted quite early this year due to the generosity of our donors. Members are encouraged to continue to support the SOT and its mission with donations as the rest of the year unfolds. Detailed information about the funds and their respective purposes is located on the SOT website. The online donation system makes contributing easy using your SOT member access information.
The Endowment Fund Board thanks all of our donors for their continued support of the Endowment Funds and to the future of toxicology.