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Thankful for the Commitment of the SIAM Community

By Abby Addy

Abby Addy, Director of Development and Corporate Relations at SIAM.
If we haven’t had a chance to meet yet, my name is Abby Addy and I joined SIAM in February 2022 as the Director of Development and Corporate Relations. My time at SIAM has been a whirlwind of activity thus far, but I’ve been deeply grateful for the warm welcome that I’ve received from the SIAM community and look forward to connecting with even more members in 2023.

One of my first endeavors at SIAM involved reaching out to our members to hear their thoughts on the areas of support that are most meaningful to them. I received many great responses that addressed education; mentorship; research experience; equity, diversity, and inclusion; and more. These conversations have been essential in helping me form a thorough understanding of SIAM’s top fundraising priorities — some have even led to exciting gift conversations that I hope to be able to share with you in the near future. If you are interested in discussing your thoughts on influential areas of development but haven’t yet heard from me directly, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m always looking for further opportunities to engage our community!

We have been able to make an incredible amount of progress in just a few months because of dedicated members like you. We have recently seen the outcomes of generous gifts that established new programs and prizes—including the Renata Babuška Prize and a program to support postdoctoral students, which SIAM will formally announce soon—and felt the positive impact of many first-time donors, returning contributors, and authors who graciously donate their royalties to SIAM. Our donor-supported initiatives—such as funding for student travel, which provided important opportunities for more than 200 students in 2022 alone—have wide-ranging impacts that wouldn’t be possible without your benefaction. For example, the generosity of donors to the James Crowley Fund for Student Support has facilitated transformational experiences for students — notably providing lodging for attendees of the 2022 Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp at the University of Delaware and the 38th Annual Mathematical Problems in Industry Workshop at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, both of which took place in June. Gifts from our community cover a wide variety of initiatives and have been instrumental in our success this past year, and we are deeply appreciative of your faith in our continued efforts. We look forward to recognizing all of our donors in new and exciting ways in 2023.

If you’re considering philanthropically supporting SIAM this year but haven’t yet made your gift, it’s not too late! Gifts of all sizes have tremendous impact, and you can direct your gift to your preferred area of support. To make a gift, visit SIAM’s online giving page or send a check payable to SIAM to the following address:

SIAM Development 
c/o Abby Addy 
3600 Market Street, 6th Floor 
Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at (267)-648-3529 or [email protected] with any questions or comments, for assistance with your contribution, or just to chat. I’m looking forward to many more years of growth and success as a part of this inspiring organization. Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season!

Abby Addy is the Director of Development and Corporate Relations at SIAM. 
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