Professional Development Fund

For ARCS Members:

ARCS established a Professional Development Fund in 2016. ARCS members can apply for funds to attend the ARCS biennial conference or other professional development opportunities related to collections management/registration. Award money is intended to cover or defray the costs of travel and registration fees for US and International awardees. Student members of ARCS are also encouraged to apply. Look for announcements regarding upcoming application deadlines and fund availability. 

For ARCS Donors:

ARCS will accept a minimum fund donation of $7500 per year. In order for the contribution to obtain maximum impact, we are looking for an annual contribution of $7,500 or more per vendor/donor. Unused funds will continually roll over from year to year and be available for member application.

We offer the following to donors:

  • An acknowledgement will appear on the Professional Development Fund webpage for one year after the donation is made.
  • Listing in the next ARCS conference program, by year donation was made.
  • Option to provide brochures/giveaways on the general literature table at the next biennial conference.
  • Listed on all award announcements for upcoming Professional Development scholarships and award letters. All sponsors of this fund will also be listed on the Member Benefits page where awards applications will be found. 

If you are interested in contributing to the Professional Development Fund, please contact Andrea Wood or Michele Leopold,Co-Chairs of Development Committee, at

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