MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Copesan and Syngenta teamed up to raise record dollars for two nationally recognized, organizations providing scholarship funds and research support to the industry.
During Copesan’s annual conference, attendees, including members of Copesan’s Partner network and pest control suppliers, generously contributed a record $6,625. Copesan matched this amount for a total donation of $13,250 to be equally divided between the Pi Chi Omega Scholarship Fund and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Foundation. Pi Chi Omega will also receive $450 raised in an auction of a unique “Arthropod of the Hour” clock featuring preserved insects on each hour of the face. The clock was created and donated by Dr. Gerry Wegner, Technical Director and Staff Entomologist, ProGuard Commercial Pest Solutions of Columbus, Ohio, a Copesan Partner.
Pi Chi Omega, a pest management professional fraternity, provides a number of $1,000 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.
“Copesan is once again pleased to support both Pi Chi Omega and the NPMA Pest Management Foundation,” said Deni Naumann, president of Copesan. “The record dollars raised reflect the excitement of our attendees and are a testament to the commitment of the Copesan network to growth in our industry. We believe strong, future leaders and scientific developments are essential to providing the best possible service to our clients now and in the years to come.”
Sponsored by Syngenta, a long-time supporter of Copesan and this fundraiser, 2011 marked the tenth anniversary of the Annual Charity Raffle where the Copesan network and suppliers have donated more than $60,000 to Pi Chi Omega and to the NPMA Pest Management Foundation.