Fund-raising Potpourri

Kim Thompson
LPI Development Officer

Dear Friends of the Institute,

In the last few months, Dr. Frei and I have had the opportunity to meet with more than 50 donors in Santa Barbara, California, and New York City. It was very nice to meet them and to match a face with a voice on the telephone or a letter in the mail.

In sunny Santa Barbara, Dr. Frei was joined by Dr. Maret Traber, our vitamin E expert; two graduate students, Alex Michels and Neha Joisher; and Maret’s research assistant, Scott Leonard. They were in Santa Barbara for the Oxygen Club of California’s annual meeting and graciously joined our luncheon to answer questions from guests, who arrived from Bakersfield, Malibu, and other nearby cities, in addition to Santa Barbara.

In New York City, a clear day enabled us to see the entire harbor from the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Thirty guests, including one from Atlanta, Georgia, gathered to meet each other and Dr. Frei. One of our guests was even named Linus in honor of Linus Pauling! We also had a school principal, a physicist, documentary filmmakers, a psychiatrist, a chemist, a writer, and other wonderful people at the table. I think they really enjoyed meeting each other as well as the Institute staff!

Our special speaker in New York City was our new Ava Helen Pauling Chair, Dr. Joe Beckman, who will join LPI in June. He spoke about the great mysteries of neurodegenerative diseases and how excited he is to be joining the Institute to continue his important work.

Our thanks to a donor whose generous bequest enabled us to hold these two events.

The next LPI luncheon will be held on September 28th in the San Francisco Bay area. If you would like to join us, please contact me. Or, if you need information on making a gift to the Institute, please call or write.

Saying “thank you” in person is a special privilege. I look forward to meeting you!

Kim Thompson
Oregon State University Foundation
PO Box 1438
Corvallis, OR 97339
Phone: 1-800-354-7281
Fax: 541-737-0498

Last updated May, 2001

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