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Dear Bouchet Campaign Committee, APS Committee on Minorities (COM) and Generous Donors
to the Bouchet Endowment,
As Campaign co-chairs, we are pleased to announce that the Bouchet Campaign has achieved and even surpassed its goal of $140k needed to endow the Bouchet Award. Altogether, thanks to your help, we have raised $151k as of May 31, 2013. This success is due to the hard work and personal support of the Campaign committee members over the past three years. Also, we thank the COM which manages the Bouchet Award selection process on an annual basis for their commitment to the Award. And, most importantly to our most generous donors whose gifts have made possible this success.
We should all be proud of this achievement and the knowledge that now this prestigious APS Award can continue in perpetuity to recognize the research of distinguished minority physicists who are then role models and advisors to other physics students through their subsequent lectureships.
Our sincere thanks to all who have lent their support to this Campaign. Congratulations to all of us and to the future Bouchet Awardees. A special celebration of the endowment success will be held concurrent with the 2014 award ceremony. We hope many of you will be able to attend, so we can express our appreciation in person.
Bev Hartline & Jim Gates (Co-chairs, Bouchet Endowment Campaign)