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AOCS Foundation

About Us

GOALS

  • Collaboration through the exchange of ideas
  • Facilitate innovation
  • Advance the fats and oils industry

SUCCESS

  • NEW AOCS website
  • eLearning series
  • Digitized Inform
  • Funded the Honored Student Award

 

 


The AOCS Foundation, formed more than 25 years ago, raises and administers funds to support professionals interested in the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants, and related materials through the:

• Exchange of ideas, information, and experiences
• Provide high standards of quality

The AOCS Foundation is a federally tax-exempt not-for-profit charitable corporation established in 1986 and governed by an independent board of directors that includes representatives from AOCS. The AOCS Foundation has raised nearly $2 million dollars to support initiatives critical to the advancement of AOCS.

The AOCS Foundation raises and administers funds to advance the AOCS Mission and support professionals interested in the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants, and related materials.

The Foundation was formed more than 25 years ago with the original goal of funding the Technical Director Staff position at AOCS Headquarters. The Technical Director would establish a process in which the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS are reviewed, revised, and proposed.

  • In 2004 the Campaign for Technology began and went on to raise over $300,000 to support the development or improvement of AOCS electronic products and services.
  • Raised nearly $700,000 during two separate building campaigns to provide AOCS with modern facilities to support the ever expanding, diverse needs of members.
  • Raised more $300,000 to fully endow the Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship.

Many supporters of the AOCS and the Foundation have contributed their time, money and ideas. A contribution to the Foundation is truly an investment in the future of your profession.