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Annual Fund Drive Contributions Beat Last Year’s Record

1 February 2014 348 views No Comment

It has happened again! ASA members have set a new record for generosity in support of their association for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 700 members contributed a total of nearly $68,000, up 29% from last year’s record total.

In addition, members contributed nearly $52,000 in memorial gifts for specific awards and scholarships. Thus, ASA members contributed nearly $120,000 to help the ASA promote the practice and profession of statistics in 2013. Here are examples of the ways gifts from ASA members were put to good use:

Supporters of the 2013 annual fund drive are listed at the end of this article. Also listed are those members who have taken part in the last three annual fund drives. This consistent support makes the year over year growth of the annual fund drive possible.

We also are grateful to several companies that made matching gifts to the ASA (Amgen, GE Foundation, Google, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Monsanto, Pfizer, and Westat).

There are many reasons members participate in the annual fund drive. For Bill Heiland, a statistical consultant, it is a matter of philanthropic principle. “Each year, we donate 10% of our annual income,” Heiland says. “Each year, we choose nonprofits that adhere to their goals and produce laudable results. ASA is certainly one of them.”

Paula Roberson, professor and chair of biostatistics in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, noted the large role the ASA has played in her career development, going back to her days as a student. “Initially, the publications and local chapter meetings provided a window to the breadth of the discipline of statistics in many dimensions—methodologies, applications to other disciplines, opportunities to impact policy at many levels, and ethical issues underlying sound statistical practice,” Roberson said. “Over time, more benefits ensued—opportunities to present my own work, networking, continuing education, and leadership opportunities. I will never forget how nervous I was before my first JSM presentation or the benefits of the networking that resulted from that experience.”

Acknowledging the ASA’s 175th anniversary, Roberson added, “Contributing to the ASA’s efforts to promote and enable access to the profession is one way to ‘pay it forward’ and help energize our future.”

Paying it forward was also the motivation of Madhu Mazumdar, professor and chief of the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. “I chose to contribute to the ASA because ASA has always been my national statistical home,” she said. “I have gotten my first job through advertisement in Amstat News, given my first national talk at ASA, and created my national statistical community by meeting statisticians at multiple JSMs. I want ASA to be there for the future statisticians as it has supported me over the last 20 years.”

Mazumdar chose to direct her gift to the Section on Statistics in Epidemiology. “I always enjoy the sessions sponsored by this section,” she said. “The talks are geared towards solving a real epidemiologic problem and there is rigor in the use of methodology. I also wanted to support the young investigator award supported by them.”

John Kimmel, acquisitions editor for statistics at Chapman & Hall/CRC, expressed similar sentiments. “Publishing statistics books for more than 30 years has been such an enjoyable and fulfilling career that I wanted to give something back. I chose to support the ASA’s important activities,” he said.

It is most important to note that the ASA’s richest support is the thousands of hours of volunteer work our members contribute. Thank you all for your support, and we encourage our newer members to take part as well.

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Susan Hilsenbeck
Susan Hinkins
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Marie Diener-West
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John Gaudiosi
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Participants Who Gave Continuously for the Last Three Years


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Rich Allen
Wendy Alvey
Albert Anderson
Alexander Andronov
Consuelo Arellano
Stanley Azen
Geraldine Baggs
David Banks
Jarrett Barber
Donald Bauder
Alan Berger
Carol Bigelow
Mary Ellen Bock
Ricardo Bolado
John Boyer
Nancy Brucken
Vicki Burt
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Norman Bush
Patricia Busk
Thomas Butts
Allen Buxton
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Joseph Cappelleri
Frank Caridi
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David Cross
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Marie Davidian
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Robert Davis
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Jay Devore
Marie Diener-West
Kevin Dobbin
Brian Drury
Michelle Dunn
Brenda Edwards
Jonas and Susan Ellenberg
Thomas Erdahl
Scott Evans
Huaguang Feng
Wenjuan Feng
David Fennell
Dianne Finkelstein
Justin Fisher
Richard Forshee
Christine Franklin
Ralph Frankowski
Neal Fultz
Mitchell Gail
A. Gallant
Stephen Ganocy
Constantine Gatsonis
John Gaudiosi
Nancy Geller
Thomas Gerig
Richard Giambrone
Michael Ginevan
Ramanathan Gnanadesikan
Arnold Goodman
Theodore Gray
Michael Greene
Susan Groshen
Donald Guthrie
Irwin Guttman
Gerald Hahn
James Hall
Katherine Halvorsen
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Frank Harrell
James Harris
Brian Harris-Kojetin
Bradley Hartlaub
Gary Hatfield
Donald Hedeker
Jon Helgeland
Susan Hilsenbeck
Klaus Hinkelmann
Heike Hofmann
John Holcomb
Nicholas Horton
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Welling Howell
Yu-yi Hsu
Mingxiu Hu
J. Stuart Hunter
Michael Ikeda
William Iwig
Peter Jaehnig
Amara Jayewardene
Dallas Johnson
Gerald Joireman
Henry Kahn
Lee Kaiser
Ihsan Karabulut
Charis Kaskiris
Daniel Kasprzyk
Talbot Katz
Jerome Keating
Arthur Kennickell
Jon Kettenring
Tim Keyes
Eileen King
Elizabeth King-Sloan
Gary Koch
Uwe Koehn
Peter Lachenbruch
James Landwehr
Eugene Laska
Philip Lavin
Jerald Lawless
Kelvin Lee
Russell Lenth
David Letcher
Ernst Linder
Roderick Little
Samuel Litwin
Gang Liu
Thomas Louis
Thomas Love
Kimberly Love-Myers
Wenbin Lu
Timothy Lutz
Wendy Mack
Dalisay Maligalig
Jack Marshall
Nami Maruyama
Robert Mason
Joseph Massaro
Madhu Mazumdar
Donald McClure
Thomas McCoy
Raymond McIntyre
John McKenzie
Edward McLeod
Michael Meredith
Mary-Jane Mietlowski
William Mietlowski
Steven Millard
Mark Miller
Renee Miller
George Milliken
Katherine Monti
Jerry Moreno
Sally Morton
Ed and Jeri Mulrow
Mary Mulry
Charles Nam
Wayne Nelson
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Long Ngo
Bryan Oberle
Daniel Oberle
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Jean Opsomer
J. Keith Ord
Mari Palta
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Robert Rodriguez
Joan Rosenblatt
Charles Rowland
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Ulderico Santarelli
Robert Santos
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Robert Scheer
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Mildred Schmidt
Paul Schneeman
David Schoenfeld
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John Schuenemeyer
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Nagambal Shah
Patrick Shrout
Eric Siegel
Miles Simpson
Steve Snapinn
Steven Sonder
Edward Spar
Nancy Spruill
Nancy Stambler
John Stewart
Susan Stewart
John Stickler
Mark Strong
Walter Stroup
Wendy Swanson
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Daniel Tancredi
Ronald Thisted
Carol Thompson
Tamara Tom
Alan Tupek
Jessica Utts
Esa Uusipaikka
Sean Vadney
Roger Walker
Liuxia Wang
Naisyin Wang
Ronald Wasserstein
Christine Waternaux
Michael Wathen
Sanford Weisberg
Andrew White
Linda Whitehand
Leland Wilkinson
George Williams
G. Williamson
Othmar Winkler
Derek Wong
Gooloo Wunderlich
Kazunori Yamaguchi
Hung-Wen Yeh
Donald Ylvisaker
Marian Yong
Marvin Zelen
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