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ARCS Foundation Offers #GivingTuesday Board Match

Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018

Foundation dedicated to the advancement of STEM studies offers $35,000 match on donations

Since 1958, ARCS® Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc.) has provided Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) funding for more than 10,000 men and women at top-ranked universities throughout the nation. One of the biggest days each year for generous individuals to show their commitment to the national organization that furthers advanced STEM education has arrived. Today is the GivingTuesday 2017 global day of giving, and ARCS Foundation members and chapters from coast to coast are strongly encouraging gifts to support its mission.

Today’s #GivingTuesday is the sixth such global event, and collective gifts are promoted on social media with the #GivingTuesday hashtag.  This year, ARCS Foundation is pleased to announce that because of the generosity of national board members, any donation made today will be matched up to $35,000.

“ARCS Foundation is looking to the future while celebrating almost 60 years of success, so we have decided to take our involvement with #GivingTuesday to another level with our $35,000 match program,” said Sally McDaniel, Chair of Fund Development for ARCS Foundation National. “I’m proud to be a part of an organization that is committed to furthering innovation and science in America.”

Supporting promising young U.S. scientists in the early stage of their research careers, ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards are recognized for their impact in ensuring the strength of the STEM pipeline, which is fundamental to an innovative and growing U.S. economy. Because much government funding focuses on science in its developed stage, ARCS Foundation fulfills an essential role in ensuring that young scientists may confidently pursue the basic research that is fundamental to scientific discovery.

For more information on #GivingTuesday and how individual support furthers the vital work of ARCS Foundation, please visit the official ARCS Foundation website.