Water Quality Research Council Changes Name, Announces $1M Endowment Campaign

The Water Quality Research Council (WQRC) changed its name to better reflect its purpose. It is now the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF). In addition, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the WQRF is announcing a new million-dollar endowment drive that will officially kick off at the 30 th Annual WQA Convention, March 16—20, in Baltimore, Md.

"The Foundation supports the research that proves to consumers and to legislators that our industry’s water treatment products benefit and provide real value to all water customers," said WQRF Board President Jack Lorenzen. "Research we support also opens new doors for the industry and substantiates with unbiased studies the efficacy of our systems. Without the funding to support that research, our industry must inevitably wither and die away. That’s why we’re launching this effort in these challenging times–the WQRF wants to help you protect–and expand–the future of your business and your industry. We want the Water Quality Research Foundation to be The Foundation of Your Future."

Four donation brackets have been designated: Bronze ($5,000), Silver ($15,000), Gold ($25,000), and Platinum ($50,000). In addition to plaques and publicity related to gifts, artwork will be commissioned for use on donor stationery and other company publications including websites. All donors also will be recognized at the WQA Annual Convention.

The original WQRC was formed in 1949 to serve on behalf of the Water Quality Association as a universally recognized, independent research organization to conduct and fund scientific research on subjects relating to the water quality improvement industry. WQRC qualified as a charitable Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 501(c)(3) public charity for federal income, estate, and gift tax purposes–and that remains in effect for the WQRF.


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