In 2015, RESET’s Board of Directors approved a planned giving program. The Harold I. Sharlin Fund for Planned Giving was named in honor of RESET’s founder, whose vision and commitment to DC-area schools and students spanned three decades, leaving an enduring impact on the local community.

Harold’s dream was to engage students in STEM learning and career possibilities by introducing professional scientists and engineers to children, many of them from under-resourced schools and communities, providing them with hands-on learning activities and field trips, at no cost to schools or to families.

Planned Giving—also called bequest giving—is a common way for charities and nonprofits to generate new sources of revenue that will enable these organizations to be self-sustaining. Many RESET volunteers would like to continue their association with RESET even after they need to discontinue volunteering. Making a bequest to RESET in their estate plans or wills is a way for them to stay connected to RESET’s work. It is also a wonderful symbol of their loyalty to RESET’s mission and to what they value most.

Making a bequest is easier than you might think! RESET staff will answer any questions you have and guide you through the process.

[callcircle] For more information about this fund, please contact RESET Development Director Lyndi Schrecengost at