Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving that was initiated by the United Nations Foundation and the 92nd Street Y in New York. It’s a reminder at the beginning of the holiday season to consider the profound impact your gifts can have. This year, Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28. Please consider making a donation to any of the AAO’s funds listed below.
Become a member of the prestigious AAO Golden Ram Society by making a tax-deductible donation today. The Golden Ram Society is the vehicle through which you can support the AAO’s mission with an annual contribution. Membership dues and course tuition supply only a portion of the AAO’s annual operating expenses.
The Academy established this special fund in memory of Nicholas S. Nicholas, DO, FAAO, to facilitate increased student participation in the organization’s annual Convocation. Your donation enables the Academy to reduce the tuition charged to osteopathic medical school students who wish to attend this unique educational program dedicated to osteopathic principles and practice.
You may wish to consider an unrestricted gift to the following funds, an honor gift, a memorial gift, a major restricted gift or a planned gift. We are happy to provide further information and to answer any questions that you may have regarding the AAO and its educational programming. Please contact AAO Executive Director Sherri L. Quarles for more information.
The Floyd J. Swift Osteopathic Education Fund provides expenditures to perpetuate and improve upon the study of, and therapeutic use of, osteopathic manipulative therapy.
The William L. Johnston, DO, FAAO, Research Fund was established with the express purpose of supporting clinical research. The research committee recommends the following uses for the fund: to pilot research proposals that investigate (a) inter-examiner reliability studies; (b) use of validation instruments; and (c) defining somatic dysfunction in terms of basic science physiology and biochemistry.
The Samuel V. Robuck Fund was established to provide for osteopathic care in the pediatric service of the Academy, underwriting educational programs and research projects dedicated to pediatric health care.
For your tax records, there is no cash value benefit to the donor as a result of contributions. The American Academy of Osteopathy is a 501(c)(3) organization and your charitable donation should be 100% tax deductible.
Osteopathic physicians are trained to utilize osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the care of their patients. OMT offers an effective and nonpharmacologic option to treat a wide range of conditions, from common musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back and neck pain, to improving outcomes for elderly hospitalized patients admitted for pneumonia.
Giving Tuesday was celebrated for the first time in 2012. We encourage you to make your Giving Tuesday plans in the spirit of thankfulness that sometimes gets buried by the holiday advertising.
AAO life member Robert E. Kappler, DO, FAAODist, of River Grove, Illinois, died Oct. 18. Dr. Kappler was the 1980-81 president of the Academy, and he was a recipient of the AAO’s Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor and the FAAO’s Distinguished Service Award.