Copesan announced a contribution of $13,408 to support two internationally recognized charitable organizations providing scholarship funds and research support to the pest management industry.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Copesan announced a contribution of $13,408 to support two internationally recognized charitable organizations providing scholarship funds and research support to the pest management industry.
Sponsored by Syngenta, a long-time supporter of Copesan and leading industry supplier, Copesan’s Annual Charity Raffle has raised more than $88,000 for Pi Chi Omega and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Pest Management Foundation for research over the last 12 years. “The entire Copesan family is proud to continue our tradition of supporting both Pi Chi Omega and the NPMA Pest Management Foundation,” said Deni Naumann, president of Copesan. “Every year, our Partner team members share their success with the pest management industry through the contribution of these dollars. We are excited to be a part of growing strong, future leaders and continuing essential scientific research and development in our industry, benefiting clients and providers alike.”
The raffle was held during Copesan’s 13th annual conference attended by over 300 members of the Copesan Partner network and pest management suppliers, collecting $6,254 in just a few short days. Copesan matched this amount for a total donation of $12,508 to be equally divided between Pi Chi Omega for scholarships and the NPMA Foundation for research. Additionally, a record $900 was raised for Pi Chi Omega in the auction of a unique “Arthropod of the Hour” clock featuring preserved insects on the face. The clock was created by Dr. Gerry Wegner, technical director and staff entomologist at ProGuard/Varment Guard Commercial Pest Solutions of Columbus, Ohio, a Copesan Partner, who has been graciously donating these clocks for a number of years.
In addition to raffle ticket sales at the annual conference, Copesan also promoted early morning yoga classes and walking sessions to attendees for a nominal fee to further benefit these worthy causes with the donation of all proceeds from these events.
Pi Chi Omega, a pest management professional fraternity, provides a number of $2,000 scholarships each year to deserving entomology students at universities across the country and around the world. The NPMA Pest Management Foundation has been providing grants for the research, development and refinement of pest management tools and techniques for over 30 years.