The SSR President and the Chair of the SSR Endowment Committee have released their 2013 Call for Donations. Contributions from Members and friends are used in their entirety to support the programs through which the Society pursues its objectives. With your help, SSR will continue to serve the world community by focusing on important problems in human and animal reproduction relative to medicine, agriculture, and basic biology.
Please use our online donation form to designate your contribution to the charitable fund of your choice (see below for descriptions). Donation forms may also be printed and mailed to the SSR Business Office with your payment.
The Society is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and all gifts are U.S. tax deductible. All donations and their tax deductibility are acknowledged by a letter from the SSR President in January of each year, and donors are listed in the February issue of the SSR Newsletter. Contact the Executive Director for a copy of the IRS document that confirms the tax deductibility of your gift to the Society or the Endowment Fund.
Anita Payne Endowment Fund: The Anita Payne Endowment was established in 2009 for two purposes:
- To provide an Anita Payne Scholarship for SSR trainees to attend leading-edge courses on reproductive biology (e.g., Frontiers in Reproduction, Cold Spring Harbor courses & workshops, etc.).
- To fund an Anita Payne New Perspectives on Reproductive Biology Lecture, featuring a talk by a promising junior investigator as a plenary lecture at the SSR Annual Meeting.
SSR Endowment Fund: The Endowment Fund is intended to provide vital resources to enhance the SSR Annual Meeting as a broad forum for reproductive biology. The fund provides:
- Travel fellowships for trainees from North America and abroad.
- Travel fellowships for international scientists.
- Endowed lectures from distinguished scientists.
- Education programs on topics such as animal use and care, reproductive strategies for endangered species, and the ethics of reproductive technologies.
The fund has been derived entirely from the Society and its members. Therefore, the Society continues to seek support from members, industry, and individuals with a concern for the social importance of reproductive biology.
John J. Eppig Endowment Fund: This Endowment was established in 2013 to support the SSR Annual Meeting program by funding the travel for speakers in a designated module or session on female gametogenesis or follicular development. The session will be indicated as being "Supported by the John J. Eppig Endowment Fund."
Past Presidents' Endowment Fund: Donations to the Past Presidents' Endowment Fund are designated for support of the SSR Annual Meeting.
Virendra B. Mahesh Neuroendocrine Program Fund: The Virendra B. Mahesh Neuroendocrine Program Fund, established in 1997, provides funding for a symposium, plenary session, or similar event at the SSR Annual Meeting with an emphasis on neuroendocrinology as it relates to reproductive biology, specifically in the regulation of ovarian and testicular function.
Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund: The Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund was established by SSR in honor of the late Dr. Larry Ewing, who was an ardent supporter of SSR's commitment to trainees. The Fund provides travel grants to Trainee Members of the Society to attend and present their research results at the SSR Annual Meeting. It is managed by the Trainee Affairs Committee and is supported by donations, as well as grant monies from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD/NIH, and the sale of commemorative t-shirts at each Meeting.
SSR New Investigator Fund: The SSR New Investigator Endowment Fund was established in 2003 to support the New Investigator Award, which recognizes an active, Regular member of the Society for outstanding research completed and published within 10 years after receiving his/her Ph.D. or other equivalent professional degree.
Trainee Mentoring Fund: The Trainee Mentoring Fund supports the Trainee Mentoring Award, which is given each year to an SSR member who as a mentor has consistently demonstrated a measure of support and guidance to Trainees that far exceeds the basic responsibilities required of an academic advisor.
BOR Legacy Fund: The BOR Legacy Fund supports maintenance and enhancement of Biology of Reproduction.