Chrysalis Fund: Get Involved at the ESA Annual Meeting

Chrysalis FundNearly half of all ESA members attend the Annual Meeting each year, making it a great time to raise awareness of the important work of the Chrysalis Fund.

Entomology 2019 will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, November 17-20. You can support The Chrysalis Fund and get involved with insect education and outreach in the following ways:

  • Enter the 2019 Chrysalis Fund raffle. Proceeds directly support insect education grants, and the grand prize is a VIP registration and travel package to Entomology 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Scroll down for more raffle details.
  • Attend the STEMbugs Share Fair and the symposium “Growing the Next Generation of Entomology Advocates: A Focus on Entomology Education with Middle and High School Students.”
  • Purchase additional copies of the World of Insects Calendar. Proceeds from all purchases of the calendar benefit the Chrysalis Fund. (Conference attendees receive one free copy with registration.) Buy more copies to give to your friends, family, colleagues, and students—and support insect education at the same time!

2019 Chrysalis Fund Raffle

The Chrysalis Fund currently seeks prize donations for the 2019 raffle. To express interest in donating a raffle prize, email Chris Stelzig at

Enter the Chrysalis Fund raffle at Entomology 2019 in St. Louis to support insect education and earn the chance to win!

Grand prize: VIP travel package to Entomology 2020 in Orlando, Florida, including free registration for you and a guest, round-trip domestic U.S. airfare (up to a $500 travel voucher), hotel suite accommodations for up to four nights, round-trip ground transportation to and from the Orlando airport, and your choice of one of the 2019 Orlando tours.

Additional prizes:

  • An iPad mini
  • A gift card gift basket
  • Entomological supplies
  • and more!

How to enter: Purchase tickets online in advance (beginning in September), or purchase tickets onsite at Entomology 2019 at the ESA Booth in the Expo Hall. Raffle ticket prices are $5 each or three for $10, five for $15, or 10 for $20.

Raffle drawing: The raffle drawing will take place in the ESA Booth at Entomology 2019 at 1:45 p.m. (Central) on November 20.

Rules and important info: Each purchaser may enter their tickets into a prize-specific raffle. For example, if you only are interested in the Grand Prize, you can allocate all of your tickets to that raffle. Or, you can split them between the various prize drawings.

You do not need to be present to win. However, contact information must be on the ticket stub if not present, or else the prize will be forfeited.

ESA staff will put contact information on all tickets for any advance ticket sales.

ESA reserves the right to substitute some prizes, where noted, for alternatives of equal or greater value as needs require.