We are grateful for the long-term support that has been provided by Telluride community members, local business partners, universities, private foundations, corporations, national laboratories, the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Departments of Energy and Defense. Thank you.
During these unprecedented times, we need your help more than ever. We're so proud of all the work our scientists are doing to help with so many challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to continue to be a valued resource in the global scientific community, and your support will help our organization survive into 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced TSRC to cancel all in-person meetings during the summer and fall of 2020, and in-person meetings in 2021 will be limited to 16 participants per workshop, if meetings are possible at all. While TSRC has worked to provide new platforms and resources of value to our global scientific community, the revenues from our new programs make up a small fraction of the revenues expected during a normal year. TSRC is proud to have been financially self-sustaining for 35 years, but we need help to get through these challenging times. We appreciate your consideration and your support.
The Depot Project Capital Campaign
The Depot Project will restore and preserve a beloved, historic building for community use while providing a dedicated year-round facility for TSRC. On October 16, 2020, TSRC closed on The Depot, a riverside property with a special sense of place that will foster international collaborations and nurture new ideas and innovative areas of research. The Depot will provide the necessary programming space to allow TSRC to expand its workshop programming by 50% and further TSRC's global impact on the advancement of science and technology. It is estimated to increase TSRC's annual total economic impact on the Telluride community from $12M to $18M.
Fundraising for the Renovation Phase of this project has just begun. Contributions of all sizes are appreciated. No donation is too small.
For over thirty years, the young scientists who have participated in TSRC workshops have become the future of TSRC. The organization has established the following scholarships to provide financial support to outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows:
Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (TSTC) Endowment Fund
The Telluride School for Theoretical Chemistry (TSTC) is TSRC’s original, biennial graduate-level summer school, created to realize the vision of Jack Simons to provide fundamental training for future leaders of theoretical chemistry research and education. The TSTC Endowment Fund, which is now on the order of $350K, provides tuition and lodging support for its students and covers travel and lodging costs for its faculty. In order to provide the maximum benefit to TSTC students, the instructors believe that the school should be extended from a one-week to a two-week program. To cover the cost of an expanded TSTC, TSRC intends to grow the TSTC Endowment Fund to approximately $1.5M over a six-year period.
TSRC is a 501(c) 3 charitable non-profit in good standing with the State of Colorado and IRS.