Individual donations

Yes, you can donate to WCSJ2017

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing thanks the 133 individuals who generously donated to fund the WCSJ2017 David Perlman Travel Fellowships. Their gifts, ranging from $10 to $1,000, were matched by an anonymous donor to generate $40,000 to support conference travel and accommodations for overseas science writers.

We welcome all contributions. They will help make WCSJ2017 an extraordinary event for all attendees.

How to give

The DONATE button above will take you to a page where online donations can be made with a credit card or PayPal. In “instructions to seller,” please specify that your donation is for WCSJ2017. Afterward, please continue to the CASW website to provide information for the donor list.

Donations in support of WCSJ2017 are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. CASW is a charity organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations will be acknowledged as contributions to CASW and applied directly to support the conference.

Although we have reached our $40,000 goal for the Perlman Fellowships, new gifts are welcome to support our hosting of these valued colleagues at WCSJ2017. Gifts of any amount are gratefully appreciated. Every dollar counts. Thank you!

Donations of $1,000 or more will be recognized at the Contributor, Friend and Supporter levels.

Giving by Mail

If you prefer not to give online, please send your check to:

WCSJ2017 Donations, c/o CASW
P.O. Box 910
Hedgesville, WV 25427

Your check should be written out to CASW, with a memo line indicating it is for WCSJ2017. You may designate it for a purpose other than travel fellowships. Be sure to include a mailing or e-mail address so that Diane McGurgan can send an acknowledgment of your gift. Diane can also assist with employer matches, which will be gratefully accepted and recognized.

Fellowships honor David Perlman

The travel fellowships created by these donations are named in honor of David Perlman, one of the most revered American science journalists, and surely the longest-serving. Perlman has been a long-time leader of the science writing profession, serving as President of the National Association of Science Writers in 1970-71 and CASW President from 1976 to 1980.

Video: David Perlman shares advice for beginning science writers and reflections on the challenges of science journalism with Cris Russell. From CASW’s Guide to Careers in Science Writing.

Perlman became science editor of the San Francisco Chronicle more than 60 years ago. He had started work there just before World War II (during which he served four years in Europe as an Army officer). He is still on the job at 97. Helping other science writers, especially those just starting out, is dear to him.

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