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Osteopathic physicians practice the entire scope of modern medicine, bringing a patient-centered, holistic, hands-on approach to diagnosing and treating illness and injury. Osteopathic physicians work in partnership with patients to help them achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. Instead of just treating specific symptoms, osteopathic physicians concentrate on treating patients as a whole. Your contribution supports the vision of osteopathic healthcare.

The AAO continues to work to diversify its revenue stream; however, membership dues, publication sales and registrations for educational programs provide only a portion of the funds necessary to sustain and grow the Academy. Over the past several years, contributions have been used to help support the activities of the Academy.

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Golden Ram Society

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.

Anne L. Kempf Memorial Fund

This fund is dedicated to financing courses that will teach the founding osteopathic principles as taught by A.T. Still, MD, DO.

Nicholas S. Nicholas Fund

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.

Unrestricted Gifts

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

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

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

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.

News

AAO Successfully Advocates for AOBNMM Certification at COMS

In accord with the AAO's advocacy efforts in March, the finalized COCA standards recommend that OMM/OPP Department chairs should be certified by AOBNMM.

Scholar 7: A Guide to Research Development for the Osteopathic Profession

Scholar 7 is a series of online modules that will help users develop research.

Lauren J. Leslie, DO, Named 2017 Resident of the Year

Lauren J. (Hasler) Leslie, DO, of East Lansing, Michigan, was named the 2017 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 during its annual Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado.