APS News

October 2017 (Volume 26, Number 9)

Spotlight on Development

Shining the Spotlight on You

Dear APS member,

As the end of 2017 fast approaches, we wish to thank you for your continued involvement and support. We know that at this time of the year you have many choices of worthy, charitable causes and related year-end campaigns, and we are most grateful for your willingness to keep APS in mind.

Thanks in part to your financial generosity, APS has built an impressive track record of programmatic endeavors that strengthen the Society’s mission and make it a powerful advocate for physics and our community:

  • Increasing minority representation in graduate physics programs: Bridge Program (Education & Diversity)
  • Reversing the severe shortage of qualified high school physics teachers: PhysTEC (Education & Diversity)
  • Engaging with and educating our public officials: Congressional Visits Day (Office of Public Affairs)
  • Promoting diplomacy by collaborating with physicists and physics societies around the globe (International Affairs)
  • Motivating and empowering the next generation of physicists through the distribution of free materials and lab experiments in middle school: PhysicsQuest (Outreach)
  • Supporting, informing and retaining undergraduate women in physics: Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (Education & Diversity)

These above programs have been recognized both nationally and internationally for their value to the physics community in helping inspire and prepare the next generation of physicists.

Here is what some of you have said about the reasons for giving to APS.

“APS programs make a big difference to students and researchers; I know my donation is effectively used for important purposes.” — Uwe C. Tauber
“APS has been a significant part of my life. I have attended 51 March meetings, and look forward not just to learning new physics, but to reuniting with many friends I have made through APS.” — Philip Taylor
“APS programs foster a more diverse community of scientists, which is paramount to generating different perspectives and innovative thinking, both critical elements in the successful development of high-quality science.” — Anonymous
“… I also believe in international dialog and cooperation for the betterment of the planet and its inhabitants, and view scientific enterprises as being critical in fostering communication and understanding. That’s why I give to APS.” — Stephen Schiff

Thank you again for your valued philanthropic partnership with APS.

Irene I. Lukoff (On behalf of the APS Development Team)

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Editor: David Voss
Contributing Correspondent: Alaina G. Levine
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik