The Fund

Rick Schaeffer was a tireless promoter of Mass Spectrometry for almost three decades until his death in an automobile/tractor trailer accident in 2004. Shortly after that, his family, friends, associates, and Extrel CMS announced the formation of The Richard A. Schaeffer Memorial Fund to honor Rick's memory.

The Richard A. Schaeffer Memorial Fund has the purpose to help students and post-doctoral fellows in the field of mass spectrometry with the expenses associated for the presentation of their current work at scientific conferences such as American Society of Mass Spectrometry and the Gordon Research Conference on Gaseous Ions. In addition, the fund will aid youth in scouting activities. By focusing on these two activities, the Fund will support Rick's values and works.

Supporting the Fund

If you would like to make a contribution to the fund, please mail your check to:

Richard A. Schaeffer Memorial Fund
189 Valley Fields Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15239

...or join us at our next Spring Fling which will be held on April 25, 2009 at Colton Hall in Claridge, PA. For ticket information contact Alice at [email protected] or call 412-798-0990.

Current Members of the Board of Directors

Ross Willoughby (President)
Alice Schaeffer (Secretary)
Julie Zummo (Treasurer)
Jim Buchner
Raymond Conlon
Joseph J. Grabowski
R. James Lubecki
Randy Pedder
Marguerite Smalley
Vicki Wysocki

Past Members of the Board of Directors

Romayne M. Abbott (former Treasurer)
Dennis Gibboney
Dave Kimmel (former President)
Corrie D. Noir (former Secretary)
Jeff Walker


Current (Dated:  9/12/08)
Older (Dated:  12/13/04)

-- Page last updated March 21, 2009 --