Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

The Barbara K. Trevett Fund for the Future

In Memory of Barbara K. Trevett, 1944-2013

CASW mourned the passing on March 12, 2013 of Barbara K. Trevett, a member of its National Advisory group and a staunch advocate on behalf of all practitioners of the science writing craft, following a long, valiant battle against cancer. It was in recognition of her decades-long, unswerving devotion to the science writing community, as a distinguished public affairs specialist for several leading academic research institutions, that CASW established the Barbara K. Trevett Fund for the Future in 2012 (announcement)

“Barbara was a remarkable person—a woman of ferocious integrity, spirited, exceptionally intelligent, open-hearted, and empathetic as all get-out, with an uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of others, which she went out of her way to satisfy, always,“ said Ben Patrusky, CASW Executive Director Emeritus. “The moment you met her, greeted by that radiant, enveloping, welcoming smile of hers, you instantly knew you were in the presence of someone altogether special. She will be sorely missed.”

The board expressed its condolences to her husband Kenneth P. Trevett, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, chair of CASW’s National Advisory group and a strong champion of science writers in his own right, and to the Trevett and Kent families.

More information about Barbara may be found here.

CASW welcomes contributions in Barbara's memory. The Barbara K. Trevett Fund for the Future, designed primarily to facilitate individual giving, recognizes its namesake for her strong advocacy on behalf of CASW as well as the science writing community in general during her three-plus decades as a medical and science public affairs specialist for non-profit institutions.

To learn more about CASW and the donor process, please contact:

  Rosalind Reid
  Executive Director
  CASW
  [email protected]
  617-702-2798



Patrons of the Barbara K. Trevett Fund include:

  • Amy Abdalla, San Antonio, TX
  • Rex Amini, San Antonio, TX
  • Association of Independent Research Institutes, Cambridge, MA
  • Ruth & Edward Austin, Jr, San Antonio, TX
  • Paul J. Ayoub, Boston, MA
  • Joyce & Richard Bachman, Alexandria, VA
  • Bar Harbor Teacher’s Club
  • Michael & Louis Beldon, San Antonio, TX
  • Ray Berend, San Antonio, TX
  • Connie Birkenmeier, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Laurence A. Bolton, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • Nancy L. Brmall, Los Angeles, CA
  • Broadway National Bank, San Antonio, TX
  • Catherine Wood-Brooks & Mark Brooks, Worcester, MA
  • David Brown, Moultonborough, NH
  • Pamela J. Brown, Bedford, NH
  • James & Phyllis Browning, San Antonio, TX
  • Charles C. Butt, San Antonio, TX
  • Karen Campbell, Dublin, OH
  • Joseph Carey, San Antonio, TX
  • Melanie Cariess, Helotes, TX
  • Raymond R. Carvajal, R.Ph., San Antonio TX
  • Ellen Cates, Cambridge, MA
  • Carroll Chambers, Conroe, TX
  • Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA
  • John W. Clark, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • Shelley Cole, San Antonio, TX
  • Cecilia & Eduardo Cordeiro, Winchester, MA
  • Phyllis Slick Cowell, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Laura Cox, San Antonio, TX
  • Robert Crittenden, San Antonio, TX
  • Pat D’Amore, Newton Center, MA
  • Sue and John Daily
  • Robert Davey, Helotes, TX
  • Sara DeTienne, Madison, WI
  • Carla Dingillo, Mill Valley, CA
  • Tara Doubman, Winchester, MA
  • Carolyn & Jim Dublin, San Antonio, TX
  • Phyllis and Ed Edelson, New York, NY
  • Walter Embrey, San Antonio, TX
  • Evestra Inc, San Antonio, TX
  • Carol K. Foster, San Antonio, TX
  • Jean Frazier, San Antonio, TX
  • Linda Freeman-Shade, San Antonio, TX
  • Pat & Tom Frost, San Antonio, TX
  • Marth L. Gamble, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • Linda Gassett, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Marianne Gausche-Hill, Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Michael & Barbara Gentry, San Antonio, TX
  • Lukin Gilliland, San Antonio, TX
  • Julian Gold, San Antonio, TX
  • James W. and Rowena C. Gorman, San Antonio, TX
  • The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Anthony Griffiths, Universal City, TX
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jack Guenther, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Guenther, Jr.
  • Tom & Maryanne Guido, San Antonio, TX
  • Mr. & Mrs. Q. A. Guthrie, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Haberer, Dorking, Surrey, UK
  • Donald & Joan Hanley, Palm Desert, CA
  • Mark Harlien, San Antonio, TX
  • William Heinrich, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Bill and Mary Henrich, San Antonio, TX
  • Diane Hill & James A. Lube, San Antonio, TX
  • Mr. & Mrs. Roger C. Hill, Jr., San Antonio, TX
  • Jeffrey Hreinke, San Antonio, TX
  • Anthony Kalica, Manchester, NH
  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Mr. & Mrs. George A. Kampmann, Jr., San Antonio, TX
  • Larry Keinath & Rosemary Spingler, Havertown, PA
  • Allen S. Kent, Lafayette, CA
  • Frederick Kent, Rumford, ME
  • Richard Kent, Rumford, ME
  • Robert Kent, Newport Beach, CA
  • Tres & Olive Anne Kleberg, San Antonio , TX
  • Edward K. Kopplow, San Antonio, TX
  • Lakeside Villas Homeowners Association, Stuart, GL
  • Victoria Lessa, Baltimore, MD
  • Vicki Lesser, Baltimore, MD
  • Zack Lodato, Leavenworth, WA
  • Corrine Lutz, San Antonio, TX
  • Malinda Mann, San Antonio, TX
  • Kenneth H. Martin, Addison, ME
  • Marshall B. Miller, San Antonio, TX
  • Whitney Solcher Miller, San Antonio, TX
  • The Milligan Estate (Family), Sherborn, MA
  • Palmer Moe, San Antonio, TX
  • Moffenson Law Offices, Needham, MA
  • Lasura Moorman, San Antonio, TX
  • Lewis J. Moorman, III, San Antonio, TX
  • Diana Morehouse, San Antonio, TX
  • Eileen C. Mosler, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Mary Murphy, San Jose, CA
  • Margaret Murphy, Boston, MA
  • Carmen Nava, Dallas, TX
  • John Newman Family Charitable Fund, San Antonio, TX
  • Frances Ng, Cambridge, MA
  • Gabriele G. Niederauer, San Antonio, TX
  • Laura Nikas, San Antonio, TX
  • Duncan Ogilvie, Marina, CA
  • Ian Ogilvie, Weld, ME
  • Susan Partridge, Dallas, TX
  • Jerilyn Pecotte, San Antonio, TX
  • Thomas O. & Cynthia Pickett, Salem, NH
  • Ruth Poole, Oakland, CA
  • James E. Pridgen, MD, San Antonio, TX
  • Cheryl Raindl, San Antonio, TX
  • James Ramsey, San Antonio, TX
  • Deborah Randall-Hlubek, Garden Ridge, TX
  • Brenda Reishus, Winchester, MA
  • Karen S. Rice, Boerne, TX
  • Susan Rios, Helotes, TX
  • Sayon Roy, Raynham, MA
  • Ann B. Salamone, San Antonio, TX
  • Sherman “Whip” Saltmarsh, Jr., Winchester, MA
  • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
  • San Antonio Medical Foundation
  • William & Cecil Scanlan, San Antonio, TX
  • Richard T. and Katherine Schlosberg, San Antonio, TX
  • Pris & Roger Schultz, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • Anthony Schwartz, Boston, MA
  • Sheryl Sculley, San Antonio, TX
  • Vicki L. Shambaugh, Honolulu, HI
  • Michelle & Brian Shaw, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Charles Slick, Atlanta, GA
  • Gil & Shirley Smith, Carson, CA
  • Jamie & Whitney Smith, San Antonio, TX
  • Mary Ann Smith, San Antonio, TX
  • Rick & Leslie Snyder, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX
  • James Stansfield, Winchester, MA
  • Ann Stevens, San Antonio, TX
  • Amy Teixeiro, Torrance, CA
  • Monica Teixeira, Carson, CA
  • Barbara and Kenneth Trevett, San Antonio, TX
  • Dennison and Jennifer Trevett, Winchester, MA
  • John VandeBerg, San Antonio, TX
  • Dr. & Mrs. George J. Vassar, San Antonio, TX
  • Tanya Viti, Bradford, MA
  • Friends of Tanya Trevett Viti, Lesley University Graduate School, Haverhill, MA
  • Peggy Vroman-Gracy, Helotes, TX
  • Carol Watson, Winchester, MA
  • Jay & Linda Wein, Brookline, MA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mel Weingart, San Antonio, TX
  • Cathy & Fred Weiss, Manson, WA
  • Dr. & Mrs. David Weiss, San Antonio, TX
  • Anne & Betty Wood & Joe Sirois, Rumford, ME
  • Jerry Yost, Frost Bank, San Antonio, TX
  • Karen Lee Zachry, San Antonio, TX