Endowment Funds Benefitting the Department of Chemistry and Its Students
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to offer a wide
variety of philanthropic opportunities to donors. If you are interested in “giving back” or
“paying forward”, please consider one of these endowment funds. Each is very useful to the department and its
students and all are in need of additional funding. Your gift will be very much appreciated.
The David A. Franz Chemistry Instrumentation Endowed Fund
was started by an anonymous donor, and renamed in 2005 for Dr. Franz upon his
retirement. This fund has grown over the
years and now provides annual revenues that can be used to help acquire small instruments
or matching funds for grants procured from outside agencies. You will note the HPLC pictured above as an
example of the sort of instrumentation that we can purchase from this fund (I
contribute to this myself). The
Chemistry Research Endowed Fund was also started by an anonymous donor. The goal of this fund is to assist with the
stipends given to students who participate in the summer research program that
the department began in 1987.
The John A. Radspinner Endowed Scholarship Fund was
started by a group of local area alumni.
It was named in honor of Dr. Radspinner who taught general chemistry and
physical chemistry at Lycoming from 1957 to 1987, and who made such an impact
on the lives of so many Lycoming students.
This scholarship benefits talented chemistry majors. The James K. Hummer Endowed Scholarship Fund
was started in 2007 by one of Dr. Hummer’s colleagues in the department. It recognizes his contributions to students
and the department from 1962 to 1988.
This endowment fund provides a scholarship for a chemistry major who is
also a participant in one of the college’s musical groups (choir, band,
orchestra). The Brian Belz ’96 Endowed Scholarship Fund was started by Brian
Belz himself and benefits chemistry majors who demonstrate financial need.