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What is the Pest Management Foundation?

The Pest Management Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission and purpose is to advance the pest management industry through education, research, and training. The Pest Management Foundation is a charitable organization affiliated with the National Pest Management Association, the industry's only national trade group. The Foundation has been in existence for more than 30 years.

Help Fund Valuable Research

Funding of future projects requires your assistance. Donations are tax deductible and sincerely appreciated. Any amount is helpful. To donate, click here to give online, or contact Jim Fredericks at jfredericks@pestworld.org or at 703-352-6762.

Norman Goldenberg Research Fund

The Norman Goldenberg Research Fund recognizes Norman Goldenberg's extraordinary contributions spanning fifty-three years of service to the pest management industry. The fund will provide the pest management industry with a vehicle to direct research toward finding answers to urban pest management questions that are relevant to the industry in an independent fashion and will establish a robust funding base that will propel the professional pest management industry's research needs in the 21st century.

Why Norman Goldenberg?

Norman Goldenberg retired from his official capacity at Terminix International at the end of 2013. Over his 53 years of service to the industry, Norman has worked tirelessly for the welfare of pest management firms across the country, encouraging the highest levels of professionalism and defending and promoting the welfare of the pest management industry.

Throughout his career Norman has served the industry through representation in national and state trade associations serving the pest management industry. He is past president of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA), and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and currently serves on the board of directors for PLANET.

In 2004, Goldenberg was bestowed the highest honor the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) can award - the Pinnacle Award. This honor recognizes lifetime dedication to the pest management industry. He has received numerous other industry commendations, including the President's and Pioneer Awards from the FPMA, Hall of Fame, 25 Most Influential, and Professional of the Year honors from Pest Control Technology magazine. He often lends his pest management and lawn care expertise to various forums and has presented to legislatures, regulatory agencies and Congress.

How will donors be recognized?

Donors will be recognized at multiple giving levels outlined below

  • Associate - $500
  • Friends - $1,000
  • Patron - $2,500
  • Benefactor - $5,000
  • Leadership Circle - $10,000
  • Founders' Society - $25,000


All contributors will be recognized on the "Pest Management Foundation Honor Wall" at PestWorld 2014. Contributors at the "Patron Level" or above will receive an invitation to a reception at PestWorld 2014. Contributors will also be recognized on a plaque that hangs in the NPMA office and recognized in association publications, like PestWorld magazine. To donate, click here to give online, or contact Jim Fredericks at jfredericks@pestworld.org or at 703-352-6762.

Can donations be spread over multiple years?

Yes, donations can be spread over multiple years, contact Jim Fredericks for more information.

What kinds of projects will be funded through the Norman Goldenberg Research Fund?

Research projects focused on providing useful, practical insight into relevant structural pest management questions will be considered for funding. Project proposals must be able to demonstrate practical value to pest management operations.

Contact Us

For more information about the Pest Management Foundation, please contact Jim Fredericks at jfredericks@pestworld.org or at 703-352-6762.