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Memorial funds provide an opportunity to honor departed colleagues while promoting the careers of promising statisticians. ASA members have opened several funds in the names of family members and friends, and most need donations to make them viable.

Lingzi Lu Memorial – An award is being created by the ASA in partnership with the International Chinese Statistical Association in remembrance of Lingzi Lu. The first-year student in the master’s program in statistics at Boston University lost her life in the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April 2013. The award will support a master’s degree student or recent master’s graduate by providing support for travel to the ASA’s annual Conference on Statistical Practice.

Martha Aliaga Memorial – An award to support statistical educators is being created by the family and friends of Martha Aliaga, former University of Michigan faculty member and ASA staff member who passed away in 2011. Her memorial award will promote the careers of those who share her passion for education.

Bernie Harris Memorial – Family and friends of longtime ASA member and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are establishing an award in honor of Bernie Harris, who passed away in 2011. The Harris award will promote the careers of young statisticians.

Lester R. (Randy) Curtin Memorial AwardDetails about this award in honor of Randy Curtin, who passed away last year, can be found in the July 2013 issue.

To contribute to any of these awards, you may do the following:

1. Send a check made out to the American Statistical Association, with a notation indicating the memorial fund you wish to support. Address your mail to the ASA at 732 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, attention Steve Porzio.

2. Donate online by going to the ASA website, checking the third bullet, and typing in the name of the award.

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