In honor of the Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ (AATCC’s) 100th anniversary this year, Charles E. Gavin III made a generous donation of $100,000 to the AATCC Foundation. According to AATCC, this contribution will fully endow two graduate fellowships as permanent sources of textile student support, which helps the organization get much closer to its goal of endowing all existing Foundation scholarships.
In 1997, Gavin was the first donor and was instrumental in establishing AATCC Foundation Inc. Over the years, he has also created and supported several Foundation scholarships and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students — providing not only financial assistance, but also guidance and encouragement.
“I would like to thank the Gavin family for their generosity in giving this scholarship, and AATCC for the dedication of their member corporations to continuing the education of Polymer and Fiber science in the U.S. Thank you!” said Jonathan Shaheen, recipient of 2021-2022 Charles E. Gavin III Family Scholarship.