Date: April 11, 2018
To: SFPE Members and Chapter Presidents
From: SFPE Foundation Board of Governors
Re: Berkol Fundraising Challenge
The SFPE Foundation is pleased to announce a fundraising challenge. This challenge was issued to SFPE members and supporters by WPI graduate and past SFPE Foundation Chair April Hammond‐Berkol as a tribute to retired WPI professor Robert W. Fitzgerald.
Detailed information on the challenge can be found at http://foundation.sfpe.org/dr‐guylene‐proulx‐ocscholarship/april‐hammond‐berkol‐fund‐challenge‐a‐tribute‐to‐robert‐w‐fitzgerald/. In summary, April has committed to match donations dollar for dollar (up to $2000 per year) for the next five years. Proceeds from this challenge will be transferred to the Proulx scholarship fund. Information on this fund can be found at http://foundation.sfpe.org/dr‐guylene‐proulx‐oc‐scholarship/.
Donate directly to the Proulx fund at https://sfpe.site-ym.com/donations/.
The SFPE Foundation Board of Governors is asking for your donation in response to this challenge. No donation is too small and note that donations will be matched up to $2,000 per year by April’s challenge. If you are new to the SFPE Foundation’s cause, you can learn more about us at: http://foundation.sfpe.org/. Our group is committed to serving the great industry of Fire Protection Engineering by working to advance research and education. Providing scholarships and research grants ensures sustainability of our profession. We hope you will consider participating in this challenge. And we ask that you please share this letter and attached information with your fellow SFPE members.
Donor names are listed on the challenge site. Join that list and encourage other chapter members to do the same! Thank you for your support of the SFPE Foundation.
Deborah L Shaner, PE, Governor
Frederick Mowrer, Ph.D., PE, Chair
SFPE Foundation Board of Governors