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Close-up view of a wild-type Junonia coenia wing eyespot pattern. Zhang et al. used CRISPR mutagenesis to interfere with the genetic machinery necessary for making melanin pigments in the colored scales of the butterfly wing. See Zhang et al.

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Why donate? Your support is an investment in our shared future. Help us sustain GSA career programs and conferences and develop new ways to serve our research community.

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Case for Support

2020 Annual Appeal

Donate to the Annual Appeal and help GSA grow its cornerstone programs and projects: travel awards, career development and community programs, journals, and conferences. Your donation also enables new initiatives promoting equity and inclusion, public engagement, online workshops, and more.

Learn more about what we’ve achieved and what more we can do with your help in the 2020 Annual Appeal Case for Support.

 

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GSA is a community of scientists for scientists. Never in our lifetimes have scientific societies been more important or their impact more obvious. We need to help each other now more than ever to meet the challenges of this historic moment. We thank you for your past contributions, which have enabled GSA to respond quickly, creatively, and substantively to every crisis. We ask for your support, so that we can continue to provide exceptional programs and the comfort of community to all of our members.

Denise Montell, President of the GSA Board of Directors and Chair of the Fundraising Committee

Meet our Fundraising Committee

GSA is grateful to those who have not only helped by making a financial commitment to this effort but are also leading the initiative by serving on the Fundraising Committee.

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Denise Montell (GSA President)

Chair

Hugo Bellen (GSA Vice-President)

Co-Chair

Swathi Arur

Jef Boeke

Jay Dunlap

Marnie Halpern

Joe Heitman

Phil Hieter

Mark Johnston

Thomas Kaufman

Jeannie Lee

Terry Magnuson

Steven Munger

Jasper Rine

What is the Annual Appeal? 
The Annual Appeal is a fundraising effort that was recently initiated by GSA to sustain and grow its cornerstone programs and projects: travel awards, career development programs, journals, and conferences. This initiative offers a mechanism through which our professional community can give back—both to the field of genetics and to an organization that has positively impacted the lives and careers of thousands of scientists.

Why is GSA conducting the Appeal?
GSA, like many professional societies, is facing substantial challenges, such as fluctuating membership, the transition to an open access publishing model, and responding to the rapidly changing needs of our community. In planning for this uncertainty, we conducted a study in 2018 to determine if fundraising was a viable strategy to help protect and sustain GSA’s mission—and whether our constituency would be supportive. The concept met with overwhelming support, with nearly 95% of respondents being willing to donate to GSA.

Who is invited to participate?
All individuals with an interest in the future of genetics and the scientific community are invited to participate in the Appeal. We want everyone to be able to play a role. Companies, foundations, and other institutions will also have an opportunity to support our programs. We will take a careful approach in order to ensure this effort operates with the highest degree of integrity and equity for all organizational participants.

Is my contribution tax deductible? 
GSA is a non-profit charitable organization under Section 501 (c)(3). Contributions to GSA may be deductible as a charitable contribution for US federal income tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor.

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