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The Florida Pest Management Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation that will receive, administer and expend funds for educational, research, charitable and scientific purposes. Those purposes include:
- To solicit and receive grant proposals from EPA, NPMA Foundation and other organizations; to issue funding from grant proposals received from research, education and charitable groups to address pest management-specific problems.
- To provide education to the public on the importance of pest management in protecting health, property and food supplies, and the role the profession plays in sustaining economic viability.
- To award scholarships to qualifying candidates in their studies of entomology, ecology and related life and environmental sciences, and to advance the education and training of members of the pest management profession for professional development
- To provide assistance to members of the pest management professional in times of natural disasters.
The Foundation is an independent organization with its own incorporators, Board of Directors and advisory structure determined by its leadership. It shares offices with the Florida Pest Management Association. The Foundation is self funded through the endowments, grants and fundraising proceeds it receives. Donations to the FPMA are tax exempt as a charitable donation and can be directed to specific educational, research and disaster relief efforts.
The Florida Pest Management Foundation has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service for 501(c)(3) status and has its own Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
Please support the Florida Pest Management Foundation as a means of assisting fellow professionals in times of need, and as an investment in the future of your business and profession.
FPMA Foundation News
The Florida Pest Management Foundation is hosting a 5K Fun Run and Walk to benefit the Foundation on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 during FPMA in Paradise, the Annual Summer Conference. Registration starts at 6:00am and the race begins at 6:30am through the beautiful Hawks Cay resort and residential area of Duck Key. Net proceeds benefit the Foundation and 5K registration fees are tax deductible as a charitable donation. To participate, download the 5K registration form, complete and return it to FPMA. To learn more about the fun, fellowship, team building and learning at FPMA in Paradise, check out the brochure and registration form!
The Inaugural Charity Auction was held during the Bugs and Blues Bash at the 2013 Pest and Lawn Care Expo during which the generosity of FPMA was displayed in the nearly $11,000 raised to benefit the Florida Pest Management Foundation and the Jerry Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund. Foundation founding member and FPMA Past President Tim Brock expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming number of donated items and generosity of winning bidders and dedicated the funds to helping Florida Pest Management Professionals, advancing the education of future industy members and to honoring the memory of fellow Foundation founding member, industry mentor and FPMA Past President Jerry Williams.