Copesan, Syngenta donate to further research, education


April 20, 2020

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Copesan recently contributed $8,750 to both Pi Chi Omega and the National Pest Management Association Foundation, two key charitable organizations providing scholarship funds and research support to the pest management industry.

The Copesan network of local service providers has been raising funds for 19 years in support of both groups through its annual charity raffle. Sponsored by Syngenta, the 2020 fundraising raffle was held in conjunction with the Copesan/Terminix Commercial National Accounts Conference (formerly the Copesan Conference), in San Diego, Calif. Copesan was acquired by Terminix Commercial parent Servicemaster in 2018.

Held in February, before COVID-19 upended in-person gatherings, the event was well-attended by members of the Copesan Partner network, pest management suppliers, and National Accounts staff attendees, who raised $4,375 in just a few short days.

“We’re honored to be able to give back to the important research and education initiatives these organizations support, thanks to the continued generosity of the many Copesan, Terminix and industry attendees together,” said Aric Schroeder, VP of National Accounts for Copesan and Terminix Commercial.

As is tradition, Copesan matched the amount raised in San Diego, for a total donation of $8,750 to be equally divided between Pi Chi Omega and the NPMA Pest Management Foundation for research.

The NPMA Pest Management Foundation has been providing grants for the research, development and refinement of pest management tools and techniques for more than 30 years.

Pi Chi Omega, a pest management professional fraternity, provides multiple scholarships each year to deserving entomology students at universities across the country and around the world. Pi Chi Omega’s executive director, Andrea Coron, thanked the individual contributors and Copesan for the matching funds.

“Their generosity ensures that young talent and fresh minds at universities across the nation will continue to receive the support needed to keep science at the forefront of urban and structural pest management,” Coron said.


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 330-321-9754.

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