In recognition of AATCC’s Centennial Year, Charles E. Gavin III recently contributed $100,000 to the AATCC Foundation. The donation fully endowed 2 graduate fellowships as permanent sources of textile student support, an important step toward the goal of endowing all existing Foundation scholarships. Other scholarships nearing endowment include those for students of Textile Chemistry and Textile Design.
Gavin was instrumental in establishing AATCC Foundation, Inc. in 1997 and was the first donor. The Foundation operates to further the charitable mission of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, promoting the science and knowledge of textile design, coloration, materials, processing, and testing through research and education. The AATCC Foundation seeks ways to develop and promote quality standards throughout the world.