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. 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.