How You Can Help

Our Case

Are we doing enough to help today’s young people discover the world of science? In the U.S. only 21% of 12th grade students perform at or above the proficient level in science(1) and the U.S. ranked 17th of 65 countries in science test scores of 15-year olds, dropping below its ranking from 2000(2).

One thing we know for sure - insects excite and inspire children. They ignite an interest in biology and science to create adults with the science literacy needed to grasp today's world. The Entomological Foundation exists to foster this interest by empowering teachers, parents, and the general public with tools to stimulate and sustain this fascination for the six-legged. Why insects? Insects are an exciting and unusual way to teach life sciences. And, as one teacher shared, the difference is in the light that shines in the eyes of a child when they are captivated by an insect.

We depend on your gift to help us educate and excite young people about science through insects.

You can support our work through our secure server:
Give a Gift On-Line

Give a Gift by Mail or Fax. Click here  

Call Chris Stelzig at 240-696-3741.


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Enhancement Fund

Your support to the Entomological Foundation's Enhancement Fund will:

1. Ensure that the Entomological Foundation has the resources to maximize its reach and  maintain the unwavering commitment to stimulate and sustain interest in insects and science.

From our interactive learning website and outreach activities to our educational materials and posters, the Entomological Foundation creates educational programs and activities for young people that build critical thinking skills and encourage inquiry and exploration. Our educational outreach program is quickly becoming a popular vehicle for promoting science literacy through insects.

2. Support science education by providing engaging educational materials

Educators are provided inquiry-based educational materials that focus on national science education standards. Workshops, educational materials and resources increase the ability of educators to incorporate insect science into formal and informal educational programs.

3. Recognize and reward excellence in insect science and education.

Through an inclusive and expansive awards program, the Entomological Foundation ensures that achievements in the field of entomology are recognized from kindergarten teacher through senior professor. Teamwork across disciplines and creativity are stressed. 

Our work ensures a lasting appreciation of the contributions of the discipline of entomology so that there will always be a steady pipeline of interest in this fascinating and important field of study.  Learn more about our work  


Teacher Workshop
The Foundation is hosting a Teacher Workshop in conjunction with the Annual ESA Meeting. We need your help! Support this unique community event that brings educators together and insects into the classroom! To learn more, click here.

Please consider supporting this important educational opportunity for our educators and make a donation today! Click here to make a donation though our online secure server.

Shhh! Silent Auction Item Donations Needed!

Had your eye on any fun insect-themed items lately? The Foundation needs items for the annual Silent Auction! Suggestions include: restaurant gift certificates, wine, games, insect-themed jewelry, children's gifts and other items that bidders can take home with them in their luggage. Need some ideas? Click here!

The Foundation can provide a letter to document your contribution for tax purposes. Your donated items and purchases help us in our work to excite children about science through insects.
Contact Chris Stelzig today to arrange your donation ( cstelzig@entsoc.org, 240-696-3741).

All donors are recognized on the auction sheet attached to the item in our exhibit booth and on our website. Your donation makes Foundation impacts possible!


Gifts of all sizes are needed and appreciated. As part of the Enhancement Fund, a Science Literacy Benefactor program has been created for larger donations. Funding partners will receive special recognition for gifts at the $30,000 Platinum Benefactor level; $20,000 Gold Benefactor level; $10,000 Silver Benefactor level; and the $5,000 Bronze Benefactor level. Science Literacy Benefactor gifts may be pledged over a 3-5 year period. (Pledge Form)

You can support our work by:

Give a Gift On-Line (Through our secure server)

Give a Gift by Mail or Fax. Click here   Or call

Chris Stelzig, (240) 696-3741, fax 301-731-4538.

More ways you can give to the Entomological Foundation


Give a Gift through your purchases with: iGive.com When you   shop online with the participating stores, a percentage of your purchase price goes to the Entomological Foundation. Stores include Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Nordstroms, Staples, QVC, and many, many others.


 Vehicle Donation Donate a car, truck, RV, boat or even an airplane. Click on the car to the left. Proceeds will go to the Entomological Foundation.


ESA Branch Fundraising Campaign
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Other ways you can support the Entomological Foundation

Appreciated Property


Life Insurance

Matching Gifts

Memorial Gifts


For more information contact Chris Stelzig, Entomological Foundation

(240) 696-3741


Thank you


Entomological Society of America 3 Park Place, Suite 307
Annapolis, MD 21401-3722
301-731-4535, x3012 | Direct dial – 240-696-3741 | cstelzig@entsoc.org

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