Foundation Voices is the Mensa Foundation blog, where you can learn about our programs and efforts from the Trustees themselves, as well as from committee chairs, appointees, donors, staff members and supporters of the Foundation. We hope you'll find their insights informational and inspiring.
January 30, 2017
Lost sometimes in the breadth of the Foundation’s scholarship program are the individual applicants who are impacted — and their compelling stories. Nicole's heartwarming essay reminds us how important the Foundation's work can be.
August 23, 2016
By Jane Hanson and Marie Mayer, Foundation Trustees
As you may have heard, the Mensa Foundation is increasing the amount of the Cooper/Mossip Scholarships for the upcoming scholarship program year to $600. We had a goal of doubling what had been a $300 scholarship. With a significant bequest from a Mensa member, we can accomplish that goal much sooner than we had anticipated.
July 28, 2016
By Scott Snider, Foundation staff
We catch up with Kevin Dewald, the Foundation's 2016 International Copper Black award winner to discuss his work with gesture recognition and his thoughts on the Foundation's recognition.
June 30, 2016
By Marie Mayer, Foundation President
When I retired from my day job a few years ago, I had visions of reading books while lounging in my Adirondack chair near my neatly tended perennial garden. Nice fantasy. Since then, my path has taken quite a different turn.
May 24, 2016
By Phyllis Miller, Foundation Trustee
It all started in the mid-’80s with a small ad in the Bulletin: Help Wanted — Editor of the Mensa Research Journal. “I can do that,” I thought.
April 7, 2016
By Phyllis Miller, Trustee
The Mensa Foundation brings scholarships and colloquiums to us. It’s up to us to make the most of them and, by donating our time and our funds, to make sure they continue.
February 25, 2016
By Jane Hanson and Joan Hiller, Trustees
It's that time between the holidays and the first crocus where those of us grounded by blizzards watch the weather forecasts and daydream of spring and summer days. As school winds down, parents start thinking about ways to show appreciation to all the people who guided, cajoled, taught, encouraged and inspired our children.
January 28, 2016
By Lessa Scherrer and Joanne Soper, Trustees
Each local group can apply for up to $200 per year to pay for things like planetarium shows, museum admissions and even behind-the-scenes visits to local theme parks — all that is asked in return is for the local group to share the costs.