The 2020 Fund

The 2020 Fund supports and promotes the scholarship of Black mathematicians.Make a gift

Suzanne Weekes speaks on a panel at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Photo by Kate Awtrey, Atlanta Convention Photography

AMS leadership established the fund in June of 2020 in solidarity with Black Lives Matter activism, and as part of our Action Plan to address our Society's history of racist behavior. The 2020 Fund is one of the ways we're working to address systemic inequities in the mathematical community. The fund works toward our mission to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals."

One goal of this fund is to support a new AMS Fellowship in support of Black mathematicians. A second goal is to build an endowment that reflects the long-term commitment that the AMS has made to addressing these issues. Further goals will be developed, informed by the Task Force on Understanding and Documenting the Historical Role of the AMS in Racial Discrimination's work and donors' philanthropic priorities.

Abba Gumel presents graphs on "Effect of Combined Vaccination & Social Distancing Strategy"

The AMS and our Board of Trustees have already made pledges to kick off the fund. Join us and donate to the 2020 Fund to support and promote the work of Black mathematicians. Thank you.

Image top: Suzanne Weekes speaks on a panel at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Photo by Kate Awtrey, Atlanta Convention Photography.

Image bottom: Abba Gumel presents "Mathematics of the dynamics and control of the COVID-19 Pandemic" during the 2021 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Photo courtesy of AMS.