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Captains of Industry Join 39 Nobel Laureates to Lead Campaign


The Campaign for Physics, the $5 million science education initiative of The APS and the American Association of Physics Teachers, which was announced in fall 1995, has attracted major company CEOs and 39 Nobel laureates to its leadership ranks. Led by honorary chair William Hewlettt, Co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Company, the Campaign's Executive Committee includes eight industry leaders whose focus is to solicit other key corporate prospects for the Campaign.

Working alongside Mr. Hewlett are seven vice chairs including Paul Allaire, Xerox Corporation; Robert Allen, AT&T; Norman Augustine, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Robert Galvin, Motorola, Inc.; Gordon Moore, Intel Corporation; Lewis Platt, Hewlett-Packard Company; and George Soros, Soros Fund Management and Soros Foundation Network. The Campaign Executive Committee members have pledged volunteer involvement as well as pacesetting financial support to the Campaign. This group of CEOs, their corporations and family foundations have pledged an impressive $3 million to The Campaign for Physics.

These CEOs couple their leadership efforts with those of 39 Nobel laureates who have indicated their personal interest in helping assure the Campaign's success. These Nobel laureates serve on a Campaign Council which is led by Professor Nicolaas Bloembergen of Harvard University. Professor Bloembergen also chairs the Campaign's Administrative Group, the advisory committee for the initiative.

To date, the Campaign has already generated $3.6 million in pledges on its $5 million goal. This total includes two gifts of $500,000 or more, four gifts of $250,000 and four gifts of $100,000. So, The Campaign for Physics gets off to a strong start thanks to the collective efforts of its Campaign Executive Committee, 39 Nobel laureates and numerous other individual leaders who are working hard to assure its ultimate success.

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Editor: Barrett H. Ripin