Spencer Education Foundation

Spencer Education Foundation

RIMS Washington chapter was recently recognized for its generous contributions to the Spencer Educational Foundation! Our chapter is committed to making a difference in the risk management education community. Andrew Miller, Development Director for the Foundation, provided the following recognition of the RIMS Washington chapter:

On behalf of Spencer Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Foundation’s many beneficiaries, I would like to thank you and the Washington RIMS Chapter for its $3,000 donation, which we received over the holidays. As noted below and celebrated with the attached badges, the Washington RIMS Chapter has provided more than $48,000 in funds to educate tomorrows industry leaders.  We appreciate the chapter’s continued and consistent investment in education and this year’s contribution will further support the Foundation’s programs and initiatives, including scholarships, internship grants and Risk Manager in Residence programs.

Speaking of those programs, as you may be aware, we are currently accepting application for our internship grants; the deadline for that program is this Friday, January 9th. Applications can be found online at www.spencered.org. I would ask that you please share this information with your chapter members.

In recognition of the chapter’s generous contribution, I am pleased to attach three badges that can be posted on your chapter’s website and celebrate your chapter’s giving level, years of consistent giving and cumulative gift total. If posted, we request that the badges be hyperlinked to www.spencered.org.

Again, thank you for your support. Your chapter’s generosity further assists us in funding the education of tomorrow’s industry leaders. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any information about the Foundation.

What is the Spencer Educational Foundation? 

It was established in 1979 by the RIMS Atlanta Chapter to honor the late Robert S. Spencer, a former president of RIMS. Spencer was a talented and innovative leader for RIMS and an outspoken advocate of risk management education. His commitment to youth and education was exemplified by establishing the RIMS Student Involvement Program (later renamed the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program).

From the start, the Foundation's mission has been to stimulate, promote and encourage promising undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and part-time students of risk management and insurance disciplines. Today, the Foundation is the leading organization for awarding scholarships to students and risk professionals. Students also benefit from the Foundation's Risk Manager in Residence program, student internship program and grants.

More information can be found here.