The Mission of the PSA Endowment Fund
The mission of the Endowment Fund is to support and sustain the mission of the PSA, which is a) to advance scholarly research on all social processes and areas of social life, b) to promote high quality teaching of sociological knowledge, c) to mentor the next generation of sociologists and d) consistent with principles of scientific investigation, endorse engagement of sociologists in areas of social justice and social responsibility.
The PSA Endowment Fund Is a Capital Fund
The PSA Endowment Fund is a capital fund that is invested. Only the earnings from the fund are used to support the association. Currently, income from the fund is used to support student awards and student travel grants to the annual meeting. In 2012 for example, the fund supported 50 $125 travel grants for students who were participants in the program and provided $1,000 in awards.
Your Donation is Tax Deductible
The PSA is a recognized nonprofit association and can accept tax deductible contributions. Donors will receive a letter verifying their donations near the end of the tax year.
The PSA Will Recognize Donors:
The PSA will recognize donors in the annual meeting program and in the association’s newsletter. We will also honor those who wish to remain anonymous.
Ways You Can Donate
a) You can donate online, through the PSA e-store, from $5 to $500.
b) You can send a check, with a note that it is for the Endowment Fund, to: Pacific Sociological Association, PO Box 4161, Arcata, CA 95521.
c) You can make a bequest in your estate.
d) You can contribute an item for the annual Endowment Fund silent auction that is held during the annual meeting.
Your donation of any amount will help sustain the association, show your appreciation for your past or current involvement with the PSA, and support future sociologists and the discipline.