Astronomy Foundation seeks corporate fundraiser

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Astronomy Foundation, the nonprofit entity started as a telescope industry association to promote the astronomy hobby, seeks a volunteer person to help with corporate fundraising.  The position would involve seeking and building funds for the group from corporate and private donations in order to build its treasury and enable astronomy-related activities such as outreach, star parties, assisting astronomy clubs with projects, and the like.

If you are such a person or may know of a person who could help the Astronomy Foundation, please contact Vice President Karen Jennings.

Founded in 2009, the Astronomy Foundation consists of officers and a board composed of telescope industry executives and amateur astronomy notables, including President David J. Eicher of Astronomy magazine; Vice President Jennings of the Delmarva Stargazers in Delaware; Secretary Richard Hedrick of PlaneWave Instruments; and Treasurer Frank Dibbell, a retired engineer and astronomy activist. The board of directors holds these officers plus Vic Maris of Stellarvue Telescopes, Mike Reynolds of Florida State College, Scott Kardel of the International Dark-Sky Association, and Craig Weatherwax of Oceanside Photo & Telescope.

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