Brent Ditto

Fund-raising Potpourri

Brent Ditto
LPI Interim Director of Development

I am currently serving as the interim Director of Development for the Linus Pauling Institute. I have worked with Dr. Balz Frei in the past and am very pleased to be doing so again. Dr. Frei and the LPI staff are very capable scientists, and I have enjoyed getting to know them better.

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon in Santa Monica, California, that was sponsored by the OSU Foundation. Stephen Lawson and Dr. Frei spoke about Linus Pauling, the Institute, and its most recent scientific work to a group of LPI supporters and friends. I was impressed with the group that attended the luncheon. They were passionate about maintaining good health and were very interested in hearing about LPI's research and recommendations for a healthy diet. Although my tenure as Development Director may be short, I look forward to every opportunity to meet with such dedicated friends of the Institute.

Private support from LPI's friends has enabled the Institute to do ground-breaking research on vitamins and micronutrients, provide graduate fellowships to student researchers, endow faculty positions, update old labs, purchase new equipment, and provide a prestigious award for exceptional health research. You are truly making a difference!

Some of our major fund-raising goals for this year include:

  • Purchase of a mass spectrometer, $160,000
  • 2005 LPI Prize for Health Research, $50,000
  • Oxidative-Nitrative Stress Core Laboratory, $150,000 initially, $80,000 per year thereafter
  • Graduate Student Fellowships, $56,000 each
  • Endowed Professorship or Chair, $500,000 or $1,500,000, respectively

Thanks for supporting LPI!

Kim Thompson, LPI's Director of Development for the past 3 years, left in January to take a new position in California. We will miss her enthusiastic, capable, and caring concern for the Linus Pauling Institute and our donors, and we wish her every success in her new endeavor. In her absence, Brent Ditto of the OSU Foundation has been serving as LPI's interim fund-raiser. Appointment of a new Director of Development for LPI is pending and will be announced soon.

Last updated May, 2004

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