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2 Mission Statement The AALAS Foundation supports educational outreach on the essential role of responsible laboratory animal care and use in science to advance human and animal health.

3 The AALAS Foundation is a Separate 501(c) 3 Organization In 1999 the AALAS Foundation recognized the need to separate from AALAS to focus on charitable activities, achieve more visibility, and raise the comfort level of prospective donors By becoming a separate 501(c) 3 organization, the Foundation Board has sufficient independence to permit originality, creativity and sound management of its endeavors At the same time, the Board can ensure that their activities are not at cross purposes with those of AALAS.

4 What Does the Foundation Do? The future of our profession and biomedical science depends on promoting the benefits of biomedical research through public outreach and training. With your donations, we fund: The development of projects, educational materials, web- based public information resources, training, and other innovative efforts. These items help educate the public, students, and our friends and children about the importance of quality laboratory animal care, research, and medicine.

5 Your Donations at Work… Frog Online Course: A course covering anatomy, physiology, ecology, biomedical research, and careers. This course will include exams and observation labs. Will be completed in April and available on the Kids 4 Research website. For high school classrooms, this will cover national science standards; such as recording observations, graphing, and analyzing data. (A joint project with Clemson and Howard Hughes Foundation)

6 Your Donations at Work… Handbook for Science Professionals: Public Outreach and Communications: Designed to help science professionals with public outreach and why public outreach is so important. Helps identify opportunities and how to tailor presentations to varying age groups. Item available through SUBR and the AALAS Foundation (Developed by States United for Biomedical Research and funded by AALAS Foundation)

7 Your Donations at Work… Outreach at Teacher Conferences: AALAS Foundation staff exhibits at various science/agricultural teacher conferences throughout the year. Teachers and students are provided with resources that promote the role of responsible lab animal care and use in science.

8 This poster discusses fun facts about animals and how research designed for humans help animals too. (A joint project with Millennium Pharmaceuticals) Your Donations at Work…

9 Accept the Challenge to Care: Careers in Laboratory Animal Science DVD Informs students about the variety of careers in laboratory animal science. Through interviews with professionals in the field, students can learn more about biomedical research using animals, its necessity, and the importance of the work. This DVD was funded by an $80,000 joint grant to the Foundation from Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Inc.

10 Your Donations at Work… Careers in Biomedical Research Brochure A joint project between the California Society for Biomedical Research and the AALAS Foundation, this comprehensive brochure covers a wide range of career options in biomedical research. This brochure encourages youth to seek careers in biomedical research, educates teachers and counselors about career options, and promotes an awareness of animal research and its benefits. The brochure is available through the Foundation and the AALAS Bookstore. AALAS Learning Library (ALL) Web-Based Training Funded by a $125,000 grant from Merck & Company, Inc. to the Foundation, AALAS is developing web-based training courses on animal research biomethodologies for common laboratory animal species on the AALAS Learning Library (

11 This site provides age-appropriate materials, games, and activities for students, teachers, and parents (funded by Charles River).

12 Why Give to the Foundation? Your tax-deductible donations to the Foundation help with public outreach training and education projects. By donating to the Foundation, you also... help ensure the future of lab animal research programs. help further public education and understanding. help counter those working against our profession and the advancement of science. teach children about the importance of responsible lab animal research. are recognized as a dedicated member in our field.

13 Ways to Give… Gifts May Be Made Several Ways: A monetary gift by check, cash, or credit card. A monetary pledge to be fulfilled over a set period of years. A monetary gift in honor or in memory of a loved one, friend, co-worker, companion animal, or research animal. A planned gift such as a bequest, gift of stock, or life insurance. Through United Way (reference #060730). Through employer gift-matching programs.

14 More Ways to Give… Volunteer Your Time: At the Foundation booth during the AALAS National Meeting. Volunteer to exhibit at your local Branch meetings and distribute Foundation Public Outreach materials. Volunteer to do classroom presentations at schools in your area using Public Outreach materials.

15 AALAS Foundation Memorial Card Make a lasting tribute to the memory of a loved one, friend, co-worker, companion animal, or research animal with a gift to the AALAS Foundation. The family will receive an acknowledgement of your gift. The Foundation has memorial cards that can be used to express your sympathy to the family.

16 2009 AALAS Foundation Board of Directors 2009 Chair Dennis E Brown, Jr Vice Chair William R. Clarke Directors-at-Large Curtis Black Richard Cavallaro Stephen Durkee Robert K. Jackson, DVM Jane M. Olin, DVM Scott E. Perkins, VMD Kathleen L Smiler, DVM Shannon A Stutler, DVM Roy M. Tietjen, CMAR, RLATG AALAS Board of Trustees Representatives Deborah A. Benner, Secretary/Treasurer Ralph E. Hornickel, BS, RLATG, AALAS BOT John A. Park, Jr., RLATG, AALAS BOT Legal Counsel (ex officio) Tom Boerschinger Executive Director (ex officio) Ann Turner, PhD, CAE Staff April Turner, Staff Liaison

17 The AALAS Foundation strives to involve all AALAS members as we work together to support animal research and share the benefits of this research with our friends, co-workers, and the community around us.

18 Giving to the AALAS Foundation is Not a Donation. Its an Investment in Your Future!

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