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Charitable ways to remember Lee

- January 3, 2010

Rather than sending flowers, if you would like to make a charitable donation in memory of Lee, his family requests that you consider one of these causes that were important to Lee:

The Sigelman Fund for Political Science. Although the fund is only being publicly promoted now, this fund was established by Lee and Carol in 2007 to support the research and professional development of junior faculty members at GW. Lee believed that to build a top tier department one should make good junior hires and provide these hires the time and resources they needed to do their work [1]. This fund was established to ensure that this could happen. Previous posts have discussed Lee’s extensive efforts to mentor junior faculty. Donations can be sent to:

Sigelman Fund for Political Science
Department of Political Science
George Washington University
440 Monroe
2125 G Street NW
Washington DC 20052

Online donations to the fund can be made here. Just choose “other” under designation and type in “Sigelman Fund for Political Science.”

The Patient Support Fund. This fund aims to improve the comfort and well-being of patients undergoing chemotherapy at GW’s MFA Cancer Center through non-medical means. Carol established this fund in gratitude for the caring and loving support provided by the doctors, nurses, and staff members of the Cancer Center to Lee. Checks should be designated “In memory of Lee Sigelman” and sent to:

MFA Cancer Center
Attention: Social Work
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 1-200
Washington DC 20037

The Washington Animal Rescue League. Lee never met a dog he didn’t love and loved his cat Gooseberry as if he were a dog. When Lee was an assistant professor at Texas Tech, he was president of the Lubbock Humane Society. This was a tumultuous time for the society and there was a deep schism between those who felt euthanasia was the proper course of action for homeless animals and those who felt that every cat and dog was too adorable to be put to sleep. Although Lee saw the merits of both arguments, in the end he came down on the too adorable side. Checks should be sent to:

The Washington Animal Rescue League
71 Oglethorpe St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Online donations can be made here.

The American Political Science Association is also establishing a fund in memory of Lee. When it has been established, we will post information on this giving opportunity.

fn1. Since coming to GW in 1990, Lee played a key role in hiring and/or mentoring 39 junior and 7 senior faculty members. For a complete list, go to the continuation.

Robert Adcock
David Auerswald
Rory Austin
Deborah Avant
Steven Balla
Brandon Bartels
Alasdair Bowie
Sarah Binder
Paul Brewer
Cindy Burack
Ingrid Creppell
Bruce Dickson
Henry Farrell
Martha Finnemore
Jim Goldgeier
Henry Hale
Llewelyn Hughes
Jai Kwan Jung
Steve Kelts
Gina Lambright
Eric Lawrence
Stephanie Larson
Forrest Maltzman
Kimberly Morgan
Harris Mylonas
David Park
Elliott Posner
Chad Rector
Elizabeth Saunders
Holger Schmidt
Melissa Schwartzberg
Amy Searight
Susan Sell
John Sides
Jay Smith
Manny Teitelbaum
Erik Voeten
Paul Wahlbeck
Susan Wiley

In addition to these junior hires, Lee participated in the following senior hires:
Mike Brown
Harry Harding
Marc Lynch
Mike Mochizuki
David Shambaugh
Hal Wolman
Jack Wright