The American Phytopathological Society (APS) Foundation is pleased to announce a special fundraising challenge for the Larry Wallace Moore Student Travel Award [http://www.apsnet.org/members/foundation/giving/funds/Pages/Moore.aspx].
Jean-Philippe and I will match dollar for dollar any donation to the APS Larry W. Moore fund (and even match OSU graduate student donations 2:1) up to $3500 by December 28th, 2017.
We are asking our APS friends & OSU alumni, faculty, staff, and students and others to help bring the fund to $15,000. This will ensure a $500 travel award each year given to a student attending APS and with it annual recognition of Larry’s contributions to our department and plant pathology. Currently, the fund is at $8,070.47 and the award is given every 2-3 years.
Dr. Moore was incredibly generous with his time and was exceptionally kind to me as I was finishing my dissertation. He reviewed my dissertation and gave me productive criticism of my work, while on vacation because I was on a tight deadline. I now know what that meant to him and how rare that is. Larry also encouraged (read pushed) me to join the Electronic Technology Advisory Committee of APS though I had no background in this area. It was one of the best pieces of advice I received about service because this committee was largely responsible for the APS having a website and electronic journals earlier than most scientific societies.
If you would like to donate to this special fund by credit card please follow the link below, which will bring you directly to Larry’s page on the APS website.
If you prefer to donate by check: print and complete the form (follow the link above) and write in the Larry W. Moore Fundraising Challenge. Enclose your completed form with your donation and mail to APS Foundation, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121 U.S.A.
The APS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor for specific tax advice.
Thank you for your consideration of this special ‘Challenge’.