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Bayer to Receive Two Top National Awards for Its Science Education, Science Literacy Work
Date:4/2/2008

e and technology, have made an outstanding "contribution toward the welfare of mankind and the nation."

The National Science Board Public Service Award was established in 1996 to recognize individuals and organizations which have significantly contributed to increasing public understanding of science and engineering. These individuals and organizations have contributed to scientific discovery and its communication to the public, promoted the engagement of scientists and engineers in public outreach and scientific literacy, aided in the development of broad science and engineering policy, influenced and encouraged the next generation of scientists and engineers, and fostered awareness of science and engineering among broad segments of the population.

About the Council on Foundation's Wilmer Shields Rich Awards

Sponsored by the Council on Foundations, the Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications is an annual awards program that recognizes effective communications efforts to increase public awareness of foundations and corporate giving programs. The awards, which originated in 1984, showcase the ways foundations and corporate giving programs use communications strategies and techniques to advance their grant making goals. Awards are given in Gold, Silver and Bronze categories.

Wilmer Shields Rich, executive director of the National Council on Community Foundations (now the Council on Foundations) from 1957 to 1968, was an early champion of public accountability by charitable foundations in both their resources and activities. The awards program, named after the Council's first executive director, also seeks to educate the field of organized philanthropy about creative and strategic communications.

About Bayer USA Foundation

The Bayer USA Foundation is an endowed 501(c)(3) entity and is the primary source of Bayer Corporation's philanthropy in the United States. With a programmatic focus on the env
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