NALMS Launches Dr. Ann St. Amand Early Career Fund

November 9, 2023

Contact: Alyssa Anderson, Development & Marketing Director
Phone: 608-233-2836

North American Lake Management Society Adds Early Career Fund to Honor Longtime Member

MADISON, WI – It is with pride that the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) announces the creation of the Ann St. Amand Early Career Fund. Named after our colleague and friend, Dr. Ann St. Amand, this fund was started to commemorate Ann’s life and to continue her legacy of supporting NALMS, especially the next generation of NALMS members. Ann sadly passed away on October 7, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer. View Ann’s obituary here.

As described by those who knew her, Ann was: a role model, loving and proud mom, caring wife, top-notch researcher, considerate employer, champion for women in science, enthralled by nature, fun to be around, always with a smile. She contributed significantly to the NALMS community throughout her career, serving as secretary and on the board of directors; teaching workshops; and participating in numerous programs to enhance the NALMS mission.

Like NALMS students, early career members are vital to the success of our organization now and into the future. To assist early career members as they join the workforce, we have set up this fund to help with costs associated with attending the yearly symposium, as well as expanding NALMS programming to benefit members in this stage of their careers.

A special and sincere thanks to Ann’s husband, Jeff; her family; and her friends for their support in getting this fund going.

To contribute to the fund, please visit


Founded in 1980, the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is a nonprofit organization focused on the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs. A melting pot, welcoming anyone with an interest in lakes, NALMS strives to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to achieve this mission.