A Passion for ACS Project SEED Becomes a Legacy

Adriane Ludwick

Adriane Ludwick included a gift to benefit Project SEED in her estate plan.

When Adriane Ludwick began thinking about her legacy, her longtime passion for Project SEED as a professor, mentor and former committee member put the American Chemical Society program at the top of her beneficiary list.

Adriane Ludwick and Thomas Connelly, Jr.

Adriane Ludwick and Thomas Connelly, Jr., ACS Executive Director and CEO at ACS Legacy Leader pinning.

Currently an adjunct professor at Tuskegee University, where she spent her career as a professor of polymer science and organic chemistry, Adriane saw for herself the difference Project SEED makes when she opened her lab to participants in the early 1970s. She fondly recalls one student who made a discovery while collaborating on an experiment and later went on to earn a degree in chemical engineering at Tuskegee.

"She was a success story that probably wouldn't have happened without Project SEED," Adriane says.

Now a member of the Senior Chemists Committee, Adriane admits that serving on the Project SEED Committee was the highlight of her 56-year membership with ACS. When she realized she had more than enough money for what she wants to do with the rest of her life, she began increasing her annual giving to the 10 organizations that mean the most to her—Project SEED being one of them. To ensure the program's enduring influence on the field of chemistry, Adriane has also included a gift for the Project SEED Endowment in her will.

As an ACS Legacy Leader, Adriane encourages Councilors and members to learn more about Project SEED and its impact over the past 50 years: "Then they will see how important this is to the future of our country."

Help us celebrate Project SEED's 50th anniversary by making a gift for the future. Visit www.acs.org/forward for more information on the 50 Forward campaign, and contact Mary Bet Dobson, CAP® at (202) 872-6210 or PlannedGifts@acs.org to notify ACS of your support.