One of the most exciting aspects of the PSA Annual Meeting is the participation of our outstanding graduate and undergraduate students. These students represent the future of our profession!
The PSA Endowment Committee is proud to sponsor a number of fund raising initiatives to provide annual student travel grants to the conference. At our upcoming meeting in Long Beach you will have a number of ways to help us support our students.
As in previous years, we are organizing a Silent Auction and ask you to consider contributing an item or items to the collection of treasures that will be up for bids. The donated items can be almost anything (in the past we have had items such as candy, coffee, books, jewelry, framed art, hand-made clothing items, and more.) The items do not need to be expensive, but they should be portable so the highest bidder will be able to travel home with them easily. There will be an auction table or tables in the registration area in Long Beach where items can be checked in. Auction-bid sheets can indicate the name of the donor and the minimum bid (if you so wish). Winning bidders can pay by cash, check or credit card.
You can also look for our Endowment Fund “Change Jars” – the perfect place to drop off a cash donation, or you can make a credit card donation to the Endowment Fund at the registration desk. Another easy way to support the Endowment Fund is through a donation online at the PSA e-store when renewing your PSA membership – or any time!
Please help us to make a significant financial contribution to the Endowment Fund this year so that we can continue, and increase, the support we can offer to our students!
On behalf of Vice Chair, Stephanie Anckle, and the rest of the PSA Endowment Committee, we look forward to seeing you (and your silent auction items and $$$$) in Long Beach!
All the best!
Linda J. Henderson
Chair, PSA Endowment Committee
St. Mary’s University, Calgary