Robert J. Gustafson 2016-12-22 00:07:29
Like to plan ahead? Make charitable giving to ASABE part of your overall estate plan Dr. Glenn O. Schwab was a highly regarded faculty member at The Ohio State University for many years. He was well known for his leadership in developing text materials, particularly as first author of the popular textbook Soil and Water Management Systems. He was also very active in ASAE (now ASABE). In 1968, Glenn received what is now the ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award, and in 1987, he received the John Deere Gold Medal Award. One of his most significant passions within ASABE was the textbook committee. Always a planner and loyal ASABE member, Glenn set aside a portion of his estate to support an ASABE cause important to him—the Harold Pinches Memorial Textbook Loan Fund. The fund honored Harold Pinches who, when employed by Harry Ferguson, Inc., initiated the financing and production of the Ferguson Foundation series of textbooks, which were used by several generations of agricultural and biological engineers. After his death at age 84, Glenn’s bequest dramatically expanded this endowed fund, so much so that the fund was renamed the Harold Pinches and Glenn Schwab Teaching Materials Fund. It now supplies annual funding for projects that facilitate the development or effective distribution of ASABE teaching materials, including textbooks. This is a lasting legacy for both Harold Pinches and Glenn Schwab. Since 1987, the ASABE Foundation has provided members with opportunities to build a legacy to ensure that agricultural and biological engineering continues to prosper. More than 90 separate funds are administered by the ASABE Foundation. They are used for awards, scholarships, and special projects. Awards are given to those who have made exemplary contributions to the work of ASABE and the professions served by our Society. Scholarships are granted to promising students enrolled in agricultural or biological engineering programs. Special purpose funds enable ASABE to capitalize on unique opportunities for growth in our professions and our Society. Check out the Foundation website for more details on current funds (asabe.org/Funds). If you want to leave a lasting legacy upon your passing, consider including ASABE in your estate plan. For questions regarding contributing to an existing fund or establishing a new fund, please contact Mark Crossley, ASABE Director of Advancement, at 269-932-7002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ASABE Fellow, Past President, and Foundation President Robert J. Gustafson, P.E., Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, email@example.com.
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