The American Chemical Society (ACS) is to honour the Ciba Foundation for supporting science education and the development of future scientists at its Heroes of Chemistry dinner, a black-tie event, on Sunday 16 August at the Park Hyatt Washington Hotel, US.
The Ciba Foundation had donated a $2m gift in support of science education and the development of future scientists.
"We are delighted to receive the generous gift of $2m from the Ciba Foundation," said ACS executive director and CEO, Madeleine Jacobs.
"The gift is the largest corporate contribution the Society has received since its capital campaign in the late 1980s and it is a sincere honour for us to have Ciba's legacy entrusted to the American Chemical Society," Jacobs continues.
Previous 2008 Heroes of Chemistry winners include ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
The Ciba Foundation is a separate legal entity from the Ciba Corporation, which was recently acquired by BASF.