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ASA Annual Fund
ASA Annual Fund for the Future of Statistics
ASA members support the association through dues and countless hours of volunteer time, which in turn enable the statistical community and support ASA programs, scholarships, and awards. The ASA also relies on contributions from its members for continuing support of its activities through its Annual Fund drive. When you contribute to the Annual Fund, your gift can be made without restriction simply by designating it to "ASA unrestricted funds," or you can contribute to one of the following specific areas:
Promoting the field of statistics: Your gift supports such activities as continuing education courses, workshops on statistical writing for the media, and advocacy efforts on behalf of the profession in Congress and with the administration
Providing access to the field of statistics: Your gift supports a variety of activities, including travel funds for students to attend JSM or other conferences, ASA memberships for statisticians in developing countries, and graduate school scholarships for promising statisticians.
Recognizing excellence in the field of statistics: Your gift supports the recognition of excellence in the profession by increasing the funding available for award prizes and funding special recognition sessions at JSM and elsewhere.
All gifts are helpful—small gifts or not-so-small. For example, $40 makes it possible for a statistician from a developing country to have the benefits of ASA membership for one year. A few people giving $75 each can help a student attend his or her first JSM. A $150 gift could help us teach a journalist how to more clearly and accurately communicate statistical information or provide materials for our work with Congress and the current administration.
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The ASA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Contributions to the ASA are tax deductible.