Endowment Fund

The vitality of the Adhesion Society and our technical programs are strongly linked to our ability to attract the next generation of talented scientists and engineers to the field of adhesion science and to support excellence in adhesion science research through the presentation of national awards for excellence. Since 1985, the Society has funded programs to support the participation of students in our annual meeting and the establishment of an award program supported through funds generated from the revenues of our technical meeting and membership fees.

In order to sustain this activity and minimize pressures on the Society operating budget, an endowment fund has been established (Cleveland Foundation) that will be used exclusively to support student participation in the meetings through travel grants and the presentation of Adhesion Society awards. In this way, only a portion of the interest from this professionally managed endowment fund will be used for student support and awards while the principal will remain untouched.

The fund goal is $150,000. In order to establish the fund, the Adhesion Society has contributed $10,000 from the revenues of our annual meeting to the endowment, and will also solicit support of this endowment program through member and corporate donations.

Contributions to this endowment are tax-deductible to the fullest extent that the law allows.

The Adhesion Society is a not-for-profit organization and may be eligible for corporate matching funds as well. For tax purposes, donors write checks to The Adhesion Society for the endowment.

  • Checks are forwarded un-cashed to the Cleveland Foundation for deposit in the endowment  fund.
  • The Cleveland Foundation records the donation and issues a receipt for individual’s tax purposes.

To make a donation to the Endowment Fund, please send a check, payable to The Adhesion Society Endowment Fund to:

The Adhesion Society Home Office
The ADHESION SOCIETY Inc.
Suite 990|
7101 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone:  (301) 986-9700, ext. 106
Fax: (301) 986-9795
Email:  Adhesionsociety@ascouncil.org

Note: Please be sure to mark the check clearly “Adhesion Society Endowment Fund

Further information may be obtained from the Adhesion Society Home Office or any of the Society Officers.

For more information please download The Adhesion Society Endowment Fund Brochure (PDF)