• The expansion of the ASA Presidential Fellows Program, with a goal of doubling the number of scholars based in African institutions that we are able to support to attend the Annual Meeting
• Funding for initiatives for the Emerging Scholars Network, including professional development opportunities
• Conferences and events in Africa – the 50th Anniversary Fund provided $20,000 in travel support for scholars to attend the first ever ASA meeting on the continent. We hope the 60th Anniversary Fund will provide similar support in future meetings
• Expansion of ASA advocacy programs and events
• Creation of a small grants program for ASA coordinate organizations
One month into 2017, ASA members have already supported this initiative with donations totaling just over $10,000, putting us 10% toward our goal. This funding would allow for:
• 3 additional Presidential Fellows to attend the Annual Meeting
• 5 travel subsidies to be given for the next ASA conference in Africa
• 10 awards to ASA members to attend advocacy conferences in Washington, DC
• 20 small grants for coordinate organizations
Do you want to see more of these, and other activities? Please consider supporting the 60th Anniversary Campaign today! In this first month of 2017, the ASA has just over 100 members, and we have 56 supporters of the 60th Anniversary Campaign – if you have not yet registered for your 2017 ASA membership, please consider adding a donation when you register. If all ASA members contributed $60 to honor 60 years, we would surpass our $100,000 goal.
You can support the 60th Anniversary Campaign here, or when you register for ASA membership on the myASA portal. When you support the 60th Anniversary Campaign, make sure to check to see if your employer matches gifts – take your dollars further with a matching gift from your employer! If you have questions about employer gift matching, please contact the ASA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ASA thanks the following members for their support of the 60th Anniversary Campaign:
Kelly Duke Bryant
Hunt Davis, Jr.
Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Jean Luc Enyegue
Catherine Lee Porter
David S. Wiley and Christine E. Root
M. Crawford Young