Created in recognition of Goldenberg's 53 years of service to the pest management industry, the fund will allow the NPMA Foundation to support research that will propel the industry's advancement in the 21st century.
FAIRFAX, Va. - In its continuing efforts to provide financial support for industry research and pay homage to Norman Goldenberg's enduring industry legacy, the National Pest Management Association's (NPMA) Pest Management Foundation announced the creation of the Norman Goldenberg Research Fund. Members of the steering committee, which first met at NPMA's Legislative Day have pledged more than $500,000 in contributions; already the industry's most successful research initiative (A list of pre-launch pledges is appended).
Created in recognition of Norman Goldenberg's 53 years of service to the pest management industry, during which he worked tirelessly to promote the best interests of pest professionals, the fund will allow the Foundation to support research that will propel the industry's advancement in the 21st century. "I can't think of a more fitting way to recognize and honor Norman's half-century of contributions to the industry than the creation of a research fund that will provide leadership for the next half century," said NPMA CEO Bob Rosenberg.
"I am moved and honored by this outpouring of support and generosity and am proud to be associated with the pest management industry," stated Goldenberg, expressing his gratitude to the industry, association and generous contributors.
The Norman Goldenberg Research Fund will be administered as the primary research grant fund within the Pest Management Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the National Pest Management Association. To contribute, please visit http://npmapestworld.org/support/foundation.cfm.
Pledges to the Norman Goldenberg Research Fund:
Terminix International, Memphis, TN $100,000
Copesan Services, Menomonee Falls, WI $50,000
Rollins, Inc, Atlanta, GA $50,000
National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA $50,000
Arrow Exterminators, Atlanta, GA $25,000
Chuck Steinmetz, Orlando, FL $25,000
Arrow Environmental, Sarasota, FL $25,000
Massey Services, Orlando, FL $25,000
Terminix Services, Columbia, SC $25,000
Rose Pest Solutions, Troy MI $25,000
Clark Pest Control, Lodi, CA $25,000
Rentokil North America, Reading, PA $25,000
Allgood Pest Solutions, Duluth, GA $15,000
Larry Trelevan, Tacoma, WA $10,000
McCall Service, Jacksonville, FL $10,000
Pest Management Systems, Inc. , Greensboro, NC $6,000
Action Pest Control, Evansville, IN $5,000
Norman Goldenberg, Miami, FL $5,000
Thomas Diederich, Woodstock, GA $1,000
Hulett Environmental Services, W. Palm Beach, FL $1,000