Robert Weggel Fund

In December 2016, Robert “Bob” Weggel, a longtime RMFI volunteer, donor, and supporter, announced his desire to establish the organization’s first endowment, The Robert J. Weggel Endowment. The endowment will help support RMFI’s ongoing and important conservation and stewardship work in Colorado. Bob received a B.S. degree in physics from MIT and studied applied mathematics on the graduate level at Harvard. From 1966 to 1996, he was an analytical engineer and applied mathematician at the Francis Bitter National Magnet Lab at MIT, where he became the assistant head of the Magnet Technology Division in 1992. From 1996 to 2002, he was a Senior Research Engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he continued to design magnets. He has lectured at dozens of international magnet conferences and has written a hundred peer-reviewed journal articles. He brings to the board of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation the perspective of a spouse of an MCS patient, and for several years he helped his wife Diane edit the newsletter of the Massachusetts Association for the Chemically Injured. He is also a former treasurer of the New England Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Please click here to donate to our endowment fund today to ensure the long-term success and financial sustainability of RMFI (minimum donation $500). Please also send a followup message to RMFI's Executive Director, Jennifer Peterson, at [email protected], directing the donation to the endowment.