Ron Giere Society

For Legacy and Planned Gifts

PSA’s Governing Board is pleased to announce the Ron Giere Society for Legacy and Planned Gifts. Established at its April 2024 meeting, it is named in honor of Ron Giere who left a significant donation to PSA in his will in 2020. The Giere Society provides a framework for PSA members and donors to join Dr. Giere in making legacy gifts that will ensure the long-term sustainability of our organization.

Dr. Ron Giere, emeritus professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, was a long-time member of the editorial board of the journal Philosophy of Science, and a past President of the PSA. In recognition of his gift to the PSA and all he did to strengthen and support PSA, the Ron Giere Society for Legacy and Planned Gifts celebrates the legacy of PSA donors whose generous contributions have played a pivotal role in sustaining the PSA’s many activities of public outreach, mentoring early career scholars, fostering an inclusive and diverse research environment, and advocating for the community of philosophers of science wherever they are.

We welcome all PSA members and donors who would like to join the Giere Society by declaring an intention to make a bequest or planned gift to the PSA. For the details, please see the information below. For more information, or if you have already made arrangements for a bequest or planned gift to benefit PSA, please reach out Max Cormendy at

Our first Giere Society event will be a reception at the upcoming biennial meeting in November in New Orleans, November 2024. This will be an opportunity to recognize Dr. Giere’s contributions to the PSA, and to honor inaugural members who have joined the Society.

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