Send a Donation to the AMSA Development Council


Secure online contributions may be made by choosing the specific fund below. For other methods of giving see the list of links in box to the right (or at the bottom of the page if you are on a mobile device).

Current Campaigns

Established Funds by Program Area

Innovation Fund

Helps launch new programs, responds to urgent research and media issues, lets AMSA respond nimbly to new opportunities.

  • Council Innovation Fund
  • David Anderson Legacy Recognition
  • H. Kenneth Johnson Legacy Recognition

Meat Judging

  • Competitive Education/Meat Judging Fund
  • Dell Allen Mentor Recognition Fund (All American Team Awards)
  • Tom Carr Mentor Recognition Fund
  • H. Russell Cross Mentor Recognition Fund
  • Gordon Davis Mentor Recognition Fund
  • Rachel Hamilton Memorial Fund (Spirit Awards)
  • Bill Jones Mentor Recognition Fund
  • Cecilia Miller Memorial Fund
  • Jeff Savell Mentor Recognition Fund
  • Gary Smith Mentor Recognition Fund (National 4-H Contest)
  • Jimmy Wise Mentor Recognition Fund (International Contest Awards)

Other Student Programs

  • Tom Carr Mentor Recognition Fund - Youth activities
  • Robert Cassens Mentor Recognition Fund - Scholarship
  • H. Russell Cross Mentor Recognition Fund - Student internships
  • John Forrest Mentor Recognition Fund - RMC intern program
  • Ann Hollingsworth Mentor Recognition Fund - Undergraduate Research Competition scholarship
  • Dale Huffman Mentor Recognition Fund - Undergraduate Research Competition scholarship
  • Melvin Hunt Mentor Recognition Fund - Student travel to international meetings
  • Robert G. Kauffman Mentor Recognition Fund - Student development
  • Donald Kinsman Mentor Recognition Fund - Student international development scholarship
  • William Moody Mentor Recognition Fund - Undergraduate Research Competition Scholarship
  • F. C. Parrsh Mentor Recognition Fund - RMC intern program
  • Chris Raines Mentor Recognition Fund - Endowing agricultural advocacy and consumer outreach
  • Boyd Ramsey Mentor Recognition Fund - Student RMC scholarships
  • Robert Rust Mentor Recognition Fund - Scholarships in processed meats studies
  • Joseph Sebranek Mentor Recognition - Scholarships 

AMSA Meetings and Conferences

  • Council Meetings and Conferences Fund
  • Roger Mandigo Mentor Recognition Fund - RMC program
  • Robert Merkel Mentor Recognition Fund - RMC program

AMSA Awards Program

  • Council Awards Fund
  • Robert Bray Mentor Recognition Fund - R.C. Pollock Award
  • Vern Cahill Mentor Recognition Fund - R.C. Pollock Award
  • R.C. Pollock Mentor Recognition Fund - R.C. Pollock Award


Checks written to the AMSA Development Council may be sent to:

AMSA Development Council
c/o American Meat Science Association
26145 Network Place
Chicago, IL 60673-1261
United States

Please indicate any fund designation on your gift.

Other Gift Methods

  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities can provide special tax advantages. You may reduce or eliminate capital gains tax and the fair market value of the stock may be tax deductible.
  • Gifts of Real Estate in the form of homes, farms, and other real property can receive the same tax treatment as gifts of securities.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance are useful for making substantial gifts for the future of the Council without removing major assets from your portfolio. In addition to receiving the tax benefits, many donors are able to make more substantial gifts through insurance than they could otherwise.
  • Gifts of Tangible Personal Property are another way to support the AMSA Development Council. These entitle you to a charitable deduction equal to the full market value of the gift.
  • Wills and Estate Planning, Gifts in Trust and IRA/Retirement Fund Gifts can provide substantial support for future AMSA programs. For specific details on these methods, it is best to consult your attorney or financial advisor.
  • Memorial and Honor Gifts may be made in the memory of a friend or family member to ensure the individual's well-deserved legacy lives on within the AMSA and the Development Council.
  • Matching Gifts can double or triple your gift. Check with the Human Resources Department of the company you work for to see if this is possible.

All gifts must provide support for the mission of the AMSA Development Council and are subject to review by the Council Members before acceptance. The American Meat Science Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Gifts may be received on behalf of the Council by the AMSA CEO.

All tax benefits should be verified through a professional financial advisor.

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