TSRC has benefited from generous past donations that have supported a number of key programs, including the Peter Salamon Award and the Paul Barbara Scholarships for young scientists, TSRC Town Talks, and the Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry, as well as the support for a permanent facility in Telluride. Starting in 2016, TSRC has created the TSRC Global Impact Fund to ensure the presence of TSRC in Telluride and to accelerate the impact TSRC has on advancing molecular science and technology.
TSRC Facility Capital Campaign
The goal of this capital campaign is to fund a dedicated year-round TSRC facility in the Telluride region. TSRC’s Board of Directors believes that a permanent year-round home will help to accelerate the new ideas and future collaborations that will expand the frontiers of science and technology. TSRC has secured a 100-year land lease with the Town of Telluride to build the center on the corner of Pacific and Willow Streets. The organization is currently engaged in planning for the facility’s design and fundraising.
TSRC Global Impact Fund
TSRC is the global hub for the world’s best molecular scientists to ask “What if?” and create productive exchange with their peers. The Center’s ability to catalyze creative thought to advance new discoveries with innovative outcomes is unique in the world of science. And this expansion of molecular science ultimately enables society’s ability to create technology that benefits humanity and the planet.
The diversity of scientists participating in this productive exchange is also one of TSRC’s special strengths. On a yearly basis, TSRC scientists represent roughly 575 international and domestic institutions and more than 80 countries of birth. The diversity also extends to age, gender, and problem- solving approach—including theorists, experimentalists, and engineers. Additionally, the Center also hosts a broad distribution of researchers, ranging from students to the most distinguished and awarded scientists. The remarkable diversification of TSRC workshop participants not only benefits TSRC and the local community but also the greater science community as a whole.
The goals of this fund are to cover the registration costs for all TSRC scientists, support lodging and travel expenses for scientists who have extra travel costs and/or smaller budgets, and create a mechanism to credit TSRC for research generated and/or developed at TSRC. The Center believes this fund is critically important to ensuring the future viability of TSRC in the Telluride region. Over a ten-year period, TSRC seeks to build an endowment to advance these goals.
Future-of-TSRC Fellowship Funds
For over thirty years, the young scientists that have participated in TSRC workshops have become the future of TSRC. The organization has established two scholarships, the Paul Barbara Fellowship and the Peter Salamon Award, that provide financial support to outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The 2015 Paul Barbara Fellowship Recipients were Manuela A. Gross from the University of Cambridge and Sebastian Buchenberg from Albert-Ludwig- University Freiburg. There were seven recipients of the Peter Salamon Award in 2015. These funds are designed to further enhance the participation of young scientists so critical to TSRC’s future.
Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (TSTC) Endowment Fund
The Telluride School for Theoretical Chemistry (TSTC) is TSRC’s original on graduate-level summer school, created to realize the vision of Jack Simons to provide fundamental training for future leaders of theoretical chemistry research and education. The TSTC Endowment Fund, which is now on the order of $350K, with on-going commitments near $75,000, provides tuition and lodging support for its students and covers travel and lodging costs for its faculty. Every two years when the school is held, TSRC funds approximately 42 select students and four instructors through the endowment at a cost of $36,000. In order to provide the maximum benefit to these students, the instructors believe that the school should be extended from a one-week to a two-week program. To fully realize the cost of TSTC, TSRC is seeking to build the TSTC endowment to approximately $1.5M over a six-year period.
TSRC Town Talks Endowment Fund
For 25 years, TSRC has offered a summer lecture series, now referred to as the TSRC Town Talks. This outreach program inspires our unique and diverse community, creates connectedness, and generates thought stimulation for those in pursuit of “life-long learning.” Designed to make molecular science accessible to the general public, the TSRC Town Talks introduce the audience to a wide variety of exciting topics that represent the frontiers of science, including topics relevant to sustainable energy, biomedicine, material science, nanotechnology, and our environment. TSRC must raise $12,500 annually to support the TSRC Town Talk series. The goal of this endowment fund is to ensure that the TSRC Town Talk series, a valued contribution to the diverse culture of the Telluride region, occurs each year.
Please let us know that you value TSRC by making a donation today. TSRC is a 501(c) 3 charitable non-profit in good standing with the state of Colorado.
Double Your Impact
Many corporations will match their employee's donations, thereby doubling the individual's donation and giving impact. Before giving, check to see if your employer has a matching donor program.Contact Mark Kozak, TSRC's Managing Director for more information or for TSRC's tax ID number.
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