I just feel like curling up with a good biology book right now
Hunter Feraco ('09)
Giving to KAMSC
Each season friends of KAMSC seek ways to sustain the environment that makes the KAMSC program unique. Friends of KAMSC have been alumni, interested individuals, families, companies, family and private foundations, public and private community organizations. A synopsis of options follows:
Annual Fund Campaign
Simply write a check to "Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center" and send it to KAMSC.
To make a contribution to the Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center Endowment Fund please make your check out to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation/KAMSC Endowment and mail it to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.
In addition to Federal tax benefits, gifts to the endowment may be eligible for a state income tax credit of up to $100 for an individual contributing $200 or more, and up to $200 for married couples contributing $400 or more.
You may also make your gift online by visiting the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website, kalfound.org
Earnings from the KAMSC Endowment fund are distributed annually to sustain the KAMSC technological edge, fund special projects, meet immediate capital needs and enable numerous program enrichment activities.
Kevin P. Chao Memorial Scholarship Fund
Friends and family of KAMSC alumnus Kevin Chao (victim of a tragic car crash) have created the Kevin P. Chao Memorial Scholarship Fund, benefiting a deserving KAMSC student each year. To make a contribution, please make your check payable to: Kalamazoo Community Foundation/Kevin Chao Scholarship Fund and mail it to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Contributions may be eligible for Federal tax benefits as well as the state income tax credit referenced above.
You may also make your gift online by visiting the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website, kalfound.org.
Sponsoring a Scholarship for Students
To sponsor a Scholarship for KAMSC students (present or future), either one time or annually, please contact KAMSC Director - Dr. Michael Tanoff for procedural details. The Kalamazoo Community Foundation will be involved when appropriate to fulfill goals.
Support an Endowed Chair
It is possible to support an Endowed Chair at KAMSC. For details, contact KAMSC Director - Dr. Michael Tanoff. The Kalamazoo Community Foundation will be involved when appropriate to fulfill your goals.
Establishing a Scholarship or a Designated Fund
Special Gifting Opportunity Expires December 31, 2007
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 permits individuals aged 70 1/2 or older to rollover up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA) directly to a qualifying charity without recognizing the asset transferred to the qualifying charity as income. For more information on this unique opportunity to support KAMSC, please contact Ann Fergemann, Senior Donor Relations Officer, at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, 269-381-4416.
Gifts of Time, Energy and Professional Expertise
Gifts of time, energy, and professional expertise are always welcome. The KAMSC Mentorship Program, Research Science Team, students on Independent Study, and those involved with academic competitions of all types have been beneficiaries of thousands of hours of donated time from the incredibly rich resources of the Kalamazoo community. For details, contact KAMSC Director - Dr. Michael Tanoff, KAMSC's Mentorship Coordinator, or the Research Science Team Advisor.
Each year KAMSC accepts a limited number of gifts of equipment from individuals and local corporations. Individual faculty members who will make direct use of the equipment must be consulted prior to any such donation. The faculty member, in conjunction with the KAMSC Director will determine the degree of usefulness to the KAMSC program, as well as the age of the technology involved. For details, contact KAMSC Director - Dr. Michael Tanoff , or the individual faculty member whose classes would benefit most.
Use the following contact information.
Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center
600 West Vine Street - Suite 400
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1153
Director: Dr. Michael Tanoff