Tax-Deductible Contributions

The Rocky Mountain Virology Association is an all-volunteer organization, so the entirety of every donation is used to fund the annual meeting.  Our first priority is to subsidize student and postdoctoral registrations to make it possible for all interested individuals to attend.


We have also established the Richard A. Bessen Prion Lecture and Richard A. Bessen Scholarship Fund in memory of our friend and colleague.  These funds will support an annual guest speaker prominent in prion biology and attendance by graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in the field, respectively.  In this way we hope to extend Richard’s contributions into the future and remember the purpose of this endeavor through his example.  


Please indicate your intention to support either of these funds in the message line at the Paypal link below.


Direct donations can also be made by check, payable to Rocky Mountain Virology Association, Inc., c/o Joel Rovnak, 1619 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523.


The Rocky Mountain Virology Association, Inc. (aka, Rocky Mountain Virology Club) is a registered nonprofit corporation.  As such, we are exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and charitable contributions to the Association are deductible under section 170 of the Code.  We are qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.