The $25,000 Challenge
Nick Tufaro, President of the 2020 NJASLA Executive Committee, suggested creating a $25,000 challenge to the membership and outside sources, to grow the existing “New Jersey American Society Landscape Architects Activity Endowment, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey” from $50,000 to $100,000. This effort to raise $25,000 will then be matched with $25,000 from the New Jersey Chapter (NJASLA).
The $25,000 Challenge in donations and the matched $25,000 funds from NJASLA would enable the original $50,000 endowment to increase to $100,000 for the “New Jersey American Society Landscape Architects Activity Endowment, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey”.
The annual interest earned on the existing $50,000 endowment provides a little more the $2,000 per year for student activity programs. An endowment level of over $100,000 would provide up to $4,000 per year for student activity programs in perpetuity. The yearly interest earned by this endowment is used to pay undergraduate and graduate student activities related to professional development. These activities can include, but are not limited to: field trips, conference attendance, and/or registration, meals and lodging; internships; and other activities deemed appropriate by the Program Administrator which enhance student professional development.
The New Jersey ASLA Education Foundation leads the way!
The NJASLA Education Foundation, a 501-C3 non-profit corporation promoting Landscape Architecture in New Jersey, will be leading The $25,000 Challenge.
- A $100 Amazon Gift Card will be given to the individual providing the largest donation by March 1, 2021.
- A $50 Amazon Gift Card will be given to the individual providing the 2nd highest donation by March 1, 2021.
*The two Amazon Gift Cards have been donated.
Three Ways You Can Donate
1) PayPal. (Please include your email address)
2) Use the following QR code:
3) Checks: Payable to NJASLA Education Foundation and mail to:
NJASLA Education Foundation
414 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611-3420