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Kim Thompson
Director of Development
Oregon State University Foundation

Kim Thompson has accepted a position as the new Director of Development for the Linus Pauling Institute. Kim has been with the Oregon State University Foundation for three years and also works in support of the OSU Libraries, home of the Pauling Papers. She serves on the interdisciplinary, campus-wide "Pauling Heritage Committee" (co-chaired by Cliff Mead of the Pauling Papers and Steve Lawson of the Linus Pauling Institute) and is committed to championing the legacy of Linus and Ava Helen Pauling. Kim is a fifth-generation Oregonian and a third-generation Oregon Stater, and her degree in Home Economics has led to a lifelong interest in nutrition. She is the mother of two teenagers and recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary. Kim will be traveling on the East Coast in the coming year and would be happy to visit with you personally. If you would like to contact her about a visit or with any questions you have regarding gifts to the Linus Pauling Institute, please use the following information: 

Kim Thompson, Director of Development 
Oregon State University Foundation 
P.O. Box 1438 
Corvallis, Oregon 97339 
Phone: 1-800-354-7281 
Fax: (541) 737-0498 

An Introduction to the Oregon State University Foundation 

The OSU Foundation (OSUF), a nonprofit corporation, is a legally sound, inclusive, charitable agency separate from, but working in close coordination with, the University. The Foundation receives gifts of cash, securities, real and personal property, and deferred gifts, such as bequests, life insurance, and life income agreements, to support the University's programs. In 1998-99, the University Development Office and the fundraisers dedicated to specific colleges were merged into the OSUF, under the leadership of the Foundation's new president, Rebecca Cole. As an organization united with the University's full range of colleges and programs, the OSUF builds relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations and encourages them to support the University with contributions of both time and financial resources. 

In 1999-2000, the OSUF received more than $42 million in gifts for the benefit of the university. Much of this money remains in endowment with a portion of the earnings used to support students, faculty, programs, and building projects. Your gift to the Linus Pauling Institute will be handled professionally and invested wisely for the benefit of everyone interested in living a longer, healthier life. All gifts to LPI are restricted to use by LPI, and your donation is pivotal to LPI's continued success.

Last updated November, 2000

Honoring a Scientific Giant with Nutritional Research Toward Longer, Better Lives

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