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On November 3, 2006, the APS 21st Century Campaign celebrated its kickoff. APS President John Hopfield led the program, which included the announcement of a $3.5 million goal seeking corporate, foundation, and individual gifts by December 31, 2008.
I am delighted to announce that the American Physical Society’s 21st Century Campaign has raised $4.3 million, exceeding its goal of $3.5 million.
The Campaign exemplifies the commitment of the American Physical Society to improve science education, attract greater numbers of women and under-represented minorities to the sciences, and develop stronger ties between industry and academia.
Our success was made possible by the many volunteers who served on the Executive Committee, the Campaign Council of Nobel Laureates, the Individual Gifts Campaign Committee, and those that supported our efforts as APS Board and Council members.
We greatly appreciate the numerous individuals who lent their name or played an active role in this initiative. Our efforts are already providing students with the skills to help them excel in the new millennium; endowing teachers with the knowledge to engage and educate their students; ensuring women and minorities have the opportunities and role models they need to compete in the physical sciences; providing industry with a robust and technically trained workforce; and communicating with the public that physics is a vital and dynamic field that touches nearly every aspect of our lives. The funds raised by the Campaign are providing major support to APS programs and will continue to do so in upcoming years.
Congratulations to all involved. This is certainly a major achievement for the Society.
William F. Brinkman
Campaign Executive Advisor & Chair
Individual Gifts Campaign