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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.

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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

New Ideas Forum 2019

AAO members who submit the most promising proposals for advancing osteopathic manipulative medicine will be given 15 to 30 minutes to outline their thoughts, demonstrate their techniques and field questions from their peers.

Giving Tuesday Is Nov. 27

Help AAO knock out its fundraising goal on Tuesday, Nov. 27. First established in 2012, Giving Tuesday encourages people to prioritize charitable giving during the busy holiday shopping season.

AAO Recognized for Contributions to Profession

On Saturday, July 21, the AAO was one of four recipients of the American Osteopathic Association’s 2019 STARs (Strategic Team Award and Recognition) for its dedication to advancing osteopathic medicine. The STARs recognize contributions made by state, specialty and regional affiliates, colleges of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic postdoctoral training institutions (OPTIs), and nonpractice affiliates that have advanced the osteopathic profession. The award honors programs and activities that align with the initiatives in the AOA’s strategic plan.