All of us at ASA were tremendously saddened when Karl Neupert passed away on December 16, 2003 after a short but courageous fight against pancreatic cancer. Karl embodied the energy and driving force that developed the ASA Education Foundation Endowment Fund. His drive, energy and absolute dedication to the Fund were the major factors in its success. Karl was an incredibly unselfish person and the ultimate role model for the volunteer leader. We shall miss him greatly.

In recognition of Karl's leadership and dedication, the ASA Education Foundation Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename the Endowment Fund the Karl E. Neupert Endowment Fund.

We at the Foundation will redouble our efforts to complete the campaign and reach the $10 million goal that Karl envisioned. Those who would like to contribute to the Karl E. Neupert Endowment Fund can obtain pledge information by contacting the Education Foundation at 312-464-0090.