ASN Foundation’s funding initiative to support underrepresented groups in our field
In 2021, the ASN Foundation partnered with ASN’s Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee (MDAC) to launch a fundraising initiative to advance and support diversity, equity and inclusion in nutrition. Through support from generous Founding Donors to the ASN Foundation’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Campaign, as well as ongoing annual contributions from members and stakeholders throughout the nutrition science and practice community, we are making a difference.
Over the past two years, contributions to the ASN Foundation have made the following possible:
- More than 70 registration waivers to ASN’s annual meeting, NUTRITION;
- 55 registration scholarships to attend NUTRITION;
- 100+ NUTRITION abstract submission fee waivers;
- Launch of a new ASN Foundation Undergraduate Diversity Research Fellowship;
- Expansion of the annual ASN Foundation Young Investigators Underrepresented in Nutrition Award Competition
- Support of the expansion of and renaming of ASN’s MDAC to the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committee (IDEA)
- And more!
Join the ASN Foundation in sustaining ongoing programs to support the growth of underrepresented groups and ensure appropriate representation across ASN.
- Encouraging research on nutrition health disparities.
- Recruiting and increasing underrepresented group membership and participation within ASN and its volunteer leadership structure
- Developing opportunities for research advancement and growth in professional practices.
- Establishing scholarships, grants, and subsidies to support educational opportunities
- and more!
Diversity is the fundamental strength of our professional society.
Varied voices and backgrounds are integral to the future of ASN and the field of nutrition.
According to the National Science Foundation, women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minority groups, which include African Americans (or Blacks), American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics (or Latinos), Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders are underrepresented at many career stages in health-related sciences on a national basis.1
Thank you to our Founding Donors
Every contribution makes an impact toward the success of underrepresented groups in the field of nutrition.
Leadership Circle – $10,000+
Council for Responsible Nutrition
General Mills Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition
Pacesetter – $5,000+
Catherine W. and Dr. Frank Greer Family Foundation
Yvonne Maddox/TA Thornton Foundation
Patron – $2,500+
President’s Circle – $1,000+
Gold Founder – $500+
Silver Founder – $250+
Bronze Founder – $150+
Barbara A Lohse
Founder – $100+
Mary Pat Cornett
Marta Van Loan
Ally – $50+
Additional Donors – Up to $50