Below is the letter Prof's Nancy Lynch and John Guttag wrote:
To all of Anya Pogosyants' friends:
With the support of Mike Dertouzos for LCS, we are starting a fund for the support of an undergraduate research student, in the areas of Anya's research interests (loosely construed). This will basically fund a special UROP position, which will have her name associated with it. It should go to a top-notch UROP, chosen each year by an LCS committee, and should be regarded as prestigious; it may carry a slightly higher stipend than the normal UROP position. It will not be limited to any particular research groups.
Anya's parents were very interested in this idea, and offered to contribute some funds of their own. LCS will also provide funds. We are soliciting funds from any of her friends who want to contribute. We think it's important to Anya's parents that a lot of people contribute, even if the donations are small.
If you are interested in donating money to this fund, please contact Joanne Talbot, email@example.com. Thank you.
UPDATE (Dec 2010)
To contribute to the fund, please send your donation to
Sr. Fiscal Officer (32-G432)
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
with a note that you the donation is intended for Anya Pogosyants UROP Fund.