How You Can Help

The importance of reducing product damage throughout distribution and optimizing resource usage through effective package design has never been greater. Our educational work is driving a new generation of packaging leaders who will improve our world through advancing transport packaging design, but we need additional resources to continue to have lasting reach and impact.

Thanks to our generous supporters, the ISTAEF has already raised $175,000! Donate now and help us reach our goal of $2 million for grants and scholarships to encourage and support research in transport packaging.

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Giving Opportunities

Your annual donation has the power to build a stronger future for the packaging industry. Please consider making a tax-deductible annual pledge to help the ISTA Educational Foundation engage, inspire, and empower student leaders who will improve our world through advancing transport packaging design. Help us develop, support, and inspiring the next wave of packaging industry leaders.

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ISTAEF Fundraising Event in San Diego, California!

What: ISTA Educational Foundation Fundraising Dinner
When: Monday, April 22nd, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Mike Hess Brewing in Seaport Village
Registration: $125

The ISTA Educational Foundation (ISTAEF) is hosting a special fundraising event at Mike Hess Brewing in Seaport Village on Monday, April 22nd, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Join us for a great opportunity to network, reconnect with friends, and contribute to raising funds for undergraduate research grants and scholarships. Your support will encourage research in undergraduate transport packaging and inspire the next wave of packaging industry leaders!

This private brewery buyout includes dinner and drinks. The registration price is tax-deductible, and directly supports ISTA Educational Foundation’s initiatives in education and research.

Register options:

  • Register to attend the ISTAEF Fundraiser below or through the ISTA Forum registration if you plan to attend the ISTA Forum.
  • Attending the Forum is not required to attend the ISTAEF Fundraiser.
  • Mike Hess Brewing is conveniently located within walking distance of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, the hosting venue for the ISTA Forum.
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Seeking Sponsors for this event!  Helping ISTAEF cover the costs of the dinner will allow the Foundation to focus more funds on our commitment to undergraduate research grants, offering innovative opportunities for budding researchers to explore and pioneer in our field. Become a Sponsor!

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