The object of this Association shall be the cultivation and improvement of the science and art of surgery, the elevation of the standards of the medical profession and such other matters as may come legitimately within its sphere.
The American Surgical Association has fostered advancement in surgical procedures for over 135 years. Research and education programs are paramount to maintaining and even accelerating these advances in the years ahead.
Over 40 years ago the ASA established the American Surgical Association Foundation to serve as the ASA's fund raising arm and, more importantly, ensure that our research award programs would have the financial wherewithal to support new and exciting initiatives that would lead to further advancements. Thanks to the generous support of the ASA members, the Foundation has built an impressive record of accomplishment and has accelerated its levels of research since its founding.
Since 1982, the Foundation has awarded 66 Research Fellowships to truly gifted surgeon-scientists. Many of these recipients have been elected to ASA membership. All have received peer-reviewed funding. Their academic and professional accomplishments have been impressive. Our return on investment in these surgeon-scientists has been significant.
The Foundation Board of Trustees asks you to consider two ways in which you can play an important role in the future of surgery. First, support the Foundation through a donation now. Second, consider a planned gift to the ASA Foundation, if not now than in the future. A wide variety of planned giving opportunities exist that will allow you to make a very substantial donation to the ASA Foundation with little or no impact on your disposable income.
Contact the ASA Administrative office at 978-927-8330 or visit the ASA website today for additional information.