Donation Options

Thank you for considering the Materials Research Society Foundation!

Partnering with our generous members, friends and corporate partners from around the globe, the Foundation seeks to invest in the growth of the materials profession and the communities it serves. Advancing materials. Improving the quality of life.

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There are many ways you can contribute to the Materials Research Society Foundation:  

Individual Donations

When making an individual donation, you can choose among three primary Foundation services:

  • Education and Outreach Programs
  • University Chapter Special Projects
  • Graduate Student Awards

Here’s how you can participate:  

Online
Safe, secure online donations offer printable receipt immediately upon processing. Online donations require an MRS username and password:

Mail/Phone/Fax
Print your Donation Form and mail to: Materials Research Society Foundation, 506 Keystone Drive, Warrendale, PA 15086-7573, USA; fax to 724-779-4732, or call MRS Member Services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET), at 724-779-3003 to donate by phone.

MRS Membership Enrollment or Renewal
New MRS members may donate to the Foundation while joining online or by using the downloadable MRS membership application. Existing members may also add a contribution to their membership dues renewal form or online invoice.

MRS Meeting/Workshop Registration
Attending an upcoming MRS Meeting or Workshop? Add your donation during the registration process.

Combined Federal Campaign

The Materials Research Society has been included as an eligible organization on the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) national list. The CFC is the annual workplace fundraising drive conducted by federal employees and military personnel each fall, which raises millions of dollars benefiting thousands of nonprofit charities.  

Your donation will be directed to the Materials Research Society Foundation by using CFC identification number 51015.

Thanks to all who contribute through this campaign!

Corporate Donations

Does your organization share the MRS commitment to the advancement of scientific research? Become an MRS Corporate Partner! MRS will leverage your support to invest in projects of importance to the materials community, as defined by the materials community. The program offers five levels of support—Platinum, Gold, Silver, Titanium and Bronze.
Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits »

Customized Donations

Endowments
We occasionally work with donors to administer awards with fixed stipends—either by a lump-sum contribution or a payment contract over time. The MRS Postdoctoral Awards and Mid-Career Researcher Award are most recent examples. Contact Anita B. Miller, 724-779-2754, to discuss your endowment options.

Tribute Gifts
Make a donation in honor or memory of someone special and we will send an acknowledgement on your behalf. Print the Donation Form for details.

Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers match employee donations to charitable organizations. Contact your human resources or community relations department to find out if they offer such a program.

Other Ways to Donate
We are available to help you customize gifts through your will or living trust, donations from retirement plan assets or insurance benefits, and more. Contact Anita B. Miller, 724-779-2754, to discuss your options.

Donor Recognition

Every donor and gift is important, no matter the size or scope. All donations will be acknowledged by confirmation email. All donors will be recognized on the Foundation website unless they request to be anonymous. 

The Materials Research Society Foundation operates as a program of the Materials Research Society. The official registration and financial information of the Materials Research Society Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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