Invest in the Future...
Invest in the future of AACCI and the grain-based food industry through the AACCI Foundation.
The AACCI Foundation supports programs and projects of vital interest to Association members. At this time, Foundation activities are focused on investing in the future of our industry by providing scholarships and fellowships for students excelling in relevant curricula.
Major Foundation projects are 1) to build a general or unrestricted scholarship endowment fund from contributions of any amount, to provide a permanent source of income for scholarships and fellowships; 2) to accept permanent endowment of scholarships or fellowships from major donors; and 3) to accept annual contributions for specific scholarships and fellowships from major donors
Thanks to the continued efforts of AACCI members and corporate donors, endowed funds to date are more than $650,000. The Foundation's goal is to raise an additional $100,000 in endowed funds each year.
We Invite Your Participation
Since the formation of the Foundation, many individual AACCI members, as well as corporate members, have made contributions for the future of our profession and our industry. There are many ways in which you can participate in the AACCI Foundation. Join your colleagues by designating your donations in any of the following ways:
- An unrestricted contribution in any amount to assist in building the general endowment fund, the income from which is available for scholarships and fellowships.
- Contributions of $1,000 or more for a specific scholarship or fellowship in your or your company's name for one year.
- A one-time contribution to support a specific annual scholarship in your name or a name of your selection permanently in the amount of $1,000 annually per $20,000 contributed.
- A bequest by will to fund any one or more of the above alternatives.
Your contribution may be tax deductible. AACCI is a 501(c)(3) organization, qualified to accept tax deductible contributions during donor lifetime or bequests by will. Consult your tax adviser on how the current law applies to you.
Joseph Warthesen Young Professional Symposia Endowment Fund
The Foundation is establishing the Joseph Warthesen Young Professional Symposia Endowment Fund. Joe was a long time AACCI member and past president. He was a tireless volunteer on many Association activities and wonderful friend to so many colleagues. A recipient of many university teaching awards, Joe taught more than 2,500 students the principles of food chemistry, food analysis, and related topics. He was often called on for advice on such subjects as food processing, and his research covered topics ranging from innovative methods of food analysis to ways to prevent bitter taste in cheddar cheese. This endowment will fund an annual Joseph Warthesen Symposia designed by and for young professionals at the Annual Meetings. The funds will enable the young professional committee to organize and pay for speaker expenses associated with the event as well as other potential activities for young professionals.
To learn more, contact Linda Schmitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1.651.994.3828. Donations may be mailed to:
3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121 USA
3340 Pilot Knob Road St. Paul, MN 55121 USA