Elizabeth Weisburger, Ph.D., D.Sc., has had an extraordinary career in chemical toxicology. As an officer in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Weisburger has done extensive work with carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute, authored numerous publications and won several prestigious awards, including the Hildebrand Prize and the Garvan Medal from the American Chemical Society.
But Weisburger is more than just a remarkable scientist; she is also a mentor and a community advocate. "I believe it is important to help people get an education," she says. To this end, she sponsors scholarships for college students, judges local science fairs, tutors middle school students and is also involved in promoting chemical safety.
Weisburger recalls how excited she was to join ACS when she was in graduate school. For 72 years, she has remained an active member: attending meetings, serving on committees, and funding research and programs such as Project SEED. "I've always been faithful to ACS," Weisburger says proudly. Her generous support of ACS includes a charitable gift annuity, which she recommends because "you get a higher rate of return." Financially and professionally, a charitable gift annuity is a safe, solid plan that offers a stream of income for the rest of your life, as well as an instrument with which you can help ensure a bright future for ACS.