The LSA is pleased to announce that it has reached its goal of raising $50,000 to fully endow the Charles Fillmore Student Fellowship Fund. The fund was first established in 2014 with a generous founding contribution from Lily Wong Fillmore, in memory of her late husband, Charles Fillmore. The endowment will support a new student fellowship award at the LSA's biennial Linguistic Institute. The first award will be made at the 2019 Institute to be held at UC Davis.charles and lily fillmore

Charles Fillmore served as President of the LSA in 1991, and was actively involved in many aspects of the LSA's work throughout his illustrious career. The UC Berkeley Linguistics Department has posted information about Dr. Fillmore's life and work on its website, along with appreciations from his former colleagues, students and friends.

Thank you to the hundreds of LSA members who made such generous contributions to the Fillmore Fund over the past four years. Your support is greatly appreciated.