ECS President Celebrates Roque Calvo’s Legacy

By: Yue Kuo, ECS President

Today I am writing this message as someone who has worked with Roque over the past 23 years and has benefited from Roque’s leadership and dedication to the Society.

As president of ECS, I want to celebrate and recognize Roque’s legacy. I am sure as a past ECS board member, you have appreciated all of Roque’s contributions. If you were able to attend the presidential reception in Seattle, thank you for showing your support.

Because of this deep and long relationship, I am respectfully requesting that you consider making a gift to the Roque Calvo Next Generation Fund.

The Roque Calvo Next Generation Scholarship Fund was created by the ECS Board of Directors to honor the 37 years that Roque served the Society. As we celebrate Roque’s legacy, I think back to all that he has contributed to the development of our student programing, including starting the student chapters and the first student poster session. Under his leadership, there are now 70 student chapters worldwide and at the last ECS meeting there were 288 student posters. Today, ECS offers 13 student awards and invests $300,000 per year in student grant and education programs.

However, student support for travel is still limited and ECS is only able to provide 20% of the total requests for travel support from students

Due to this need, the fund will support student travel to and participation in the ECS meetings. The Roque Calvo Next Generation Scholarship Fund will directly fund the participation of our future scientific leaders, who work tirelessly on solutions to better our planet. In January 2019, the fund will be seeded with an anonymous gift of $100,000. The overall goal for the fund is $500,000, which will support an additional 50 students.

To help achieve this target, there are two way to contribute to the Roque Calvo Next Generation Scholarship Fund.

You can donate through our website or mail your contribution to:

Roque Calvo Next Generation Scholarship Fund
65 S Main St., Building D
Pennington, NJ 08534

I sincerely hope that you will help me recognize Roque by making a gift in his honor.

A $5,000 gift will help support an additional 10 students.
A $1,000 gift will help support an additional two students.
A $500 gift will help support an additional student.

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