The Whiting Memorial Fund is a philanthropic fund administered by the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry to reward individuals and groups whose accomplishments and goals exemplify the ideals of the I.S.P.E. Criteria for awards are as follows (ISPE Charter):
1. A person who typifies the I.S.P.E. ideal of an intellectually superior person who strives to benefit society through advanced enquiry, original research and/or creative contributions, and who has demonstrated significant progress in these endeavors.
2. An organization that works with or serves persons of superior intellect. These include gifted student programs in public and private schools, educational competitions that encourage study and achievement, and no-for-profit organizations that provide placement and counseling programs for the gifted.
Selected Recent Recipients
2008 - Dr. John J. Barnes
2007 - Stuart Allen
2006 - Dr. Thomas Barnett
2003 - Dr. David Pittman Johnson
2002 - Dee Breger
2001 - Friends of William Stafford
1997 - Alexandra York