The Patrusky Fund

In Honor of Ben Patrusky, CASW Executive Director 1988–2013

In November 2013, CASW’s officers and directors announced the creation of a fund to honor and carry on the work of Ben Patrusky, who served as CASW’s executive director for 24 years until his retirement Sept. 1, 2013. The fund supports the Patrusky Lectures and other CASW initiatives to enhance the public understanding of science. The fund was launched with $35,000 in contributions from a leadership group of patrons and a larger founders’ circle, including all members of the CASW Board of Directors.

At a retirement celebration in Gainesville, FL on November 2, 2013, Patrusky was also honored with spoken and written tributes and presentations. The inaugural Patrusky Lecture was presented by George M. Whitesides.


Contributions to the Patrusky fund can be made online or mailed to CASW, P.O. 17337, Seattle, WA 98127.

Like the Barbara K. Trevett Fund for the Future, the Patrusky Fund is administered by the CASW Board for programs that allow CASW to work in a spirit of innovation and response to the needs and issues of the changing world of science communication.