Contributions to the George Angehr (Colibri) Memorial Fund are now being accepted

Contributed to date: $5,276 (updated 3pm CST 12/22/21)


We’re raising funds in memory of George Angehr (1951-2021), a longtime SDMB moderator and Straight Dope contributor better known on this board as Colibri. In real life George was a distinguished ornithologist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. STRI has now created a donation page for the George Angehr Memorial Fund on their site at:

Our goal is to raise at least $5,000, which will be used for a short-term fellowship for a master’s or doctoral candidate to do fieldwork with STRI, most likely in Panama. We believe this will be a fitting tribute to George, who began as a postdoctoral research fellow at STRI and went on to spend his entire career there. We know George’s many friends and admirers on this board will wish to contribute. When you do, please enter In memory of George Angehr (SDMB) in the Comments box on the donation page. STRI will send me a running total, which I’ll use to update the number above. All contributions are tax-deductible; STRI will send each donor a formal receipt with all information required by the IRS within a few weeks of receiving the contribution. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

You can read about George’s scientific career here:

… and about his contributions to the SDMB here:

Added a bit more. I hope we can reach that goal.

They don’t do PayPal?

Can you not use PayPal Key for situations like this? It should work like a MasterCard for the site.

Ed. would you mind noting the time when you update the total? I will take joy in seeing the total tick up towards the goal.

Will do.

We did it!

Great to hear!

I’m a late entry, but I’ve bumped number.

Any updates?

My contact at STRI has gone on maternity leave. I’ll let you know when she returns.