The Aerospace Medical Association Foundation
The Foundation is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to advance the knowledge of aerospace medicine and to promote educational and research programs. Charitable gifts to the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Foundation are deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Foundation will support the field of Aerospace Medicine and the Association through financial support of educational and scientific programs, providing scholarships to members in training, supporting grants for research programs that may help the health, safety, and performance of those in the aerospace environment, and develop additional support activities as determined by the Board of Directors. In order to achieve these goals, the Foundation will receive gifts, bequests, grants, and other property and invest these funds in a conservative manner in high performing instruments with low expense ratios.
Foundation Annual Fund Drive
The AsMA Foundation was created in 2007 to enhance the Association and aerospace medicine through financial support of educational and scientific programs, scholarships, grants for research, and additional support activities in partnership with AsMA members and the Association’s affiliate and constituent organizations. The Foundation particularly aims to help those who are early in their careers. Please consider continuing your support or joining the growing list of Foundation partners during the annual fund drive by filling out the Donation Letter and mailing it in with your donation. Thank you.
The Foundation's Annual Report (pdf; 118 KB) is available.
Contacting the Foundation
320 S. Henry St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
George Anderson, MD, Chair, 301-897-8800 x11, George.Anderson@AMSUS.org
Jeffrey R. Davis, MD, Vice-Chair, 281-483-0393, firstname.lastname@example.org
George 'Peach' Taylor, Jr., MD, Secretary/Treasurer, 703-918-1558, email@example.com
Board of Directors
Chair: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) George K. Anderson, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice-Chair: Jeffrey R. Davis, M.D.
Secretary/Treasurer: Lt Gen (Ret.) George 'Peach' Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.
Melchor Antuñano, M.D., M.S.
Robert M. Ellis, B.S., M.B.A.
Richard T. Jennings, M.D., M.S.
William F. Mitchell
Ramon Dominguez-Mompell, M.D.
Jeffrey C. Sventek, M.S.
James M. Vanderploeg, M.D.
AsMA Fellows Scholarship
One of the stated purposes of the AsMA Foundation is "To provide scholarships for the purpose of underwriting, in whole or in part, the cost of registration fees, transportation, a meal per diem, or any other valid fees or expenses incurred by eligible students or residents in relation to their attendance at one or more scholarly meetings on topics related to aerospace medicine". The AsMA Foundation delegated to the AsMA Fellows Group the task to develop and administer a scholarship program to accomplish the previously stated purpose. Therefore, the AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee (AsMA-FSC) was formed to establish the "AsMA Fellows Scholarship". The amount of this scholarship is currently set at $2,000 U.S. and is given annually to an AsMA member who is a student in an aerospace medicine residency program, graduate program in aerospace medicine (Masters or Ph.D.), medical certificate or aerospace diploma course, or in a full time education/training program in the allied fields of nursing, physiology, human factors, psychology, ergonomics, engineering, etc. Selection criteria include delivering a slide or poster presentation as a first author at the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting and then publishing a manuscript as first author in Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine based on the same topic and/or material covered in the slide or poster presentation. The scholarship winner is selected among all the qualified applicants based on the highest scientific value, originality, quality and relevance of his/her AsMA presentation and ASEM manuscript related to the field of aerospace medicine (including allied scientific disciplines) as determined by the AsMA-FSC. Special consideration is given to those applicants who are at an early stage in their career development. The scholarship must be used for the purpose of underwriting, in whole or in part, the cost of registration fees, transportation, hotel accommodations, or any other valid fees or expenses incurred by the winner in relation to his/her attendance at one or more scholarly meetings on topics related to aerospace medicine. A full description of this scholarship and a copy of the application form can be viewed here. Application deadline is January 31, 2013.
The Aerospace Medical Association Foundation announces the Stanley R. Mohler, M.D., Aerospace Medicine Endowed Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide training grants and awards to help students and residents in aerospace medicine fund their studies or research activities. Full-time students and residents from any country are eligible, but priority will be given to those early in their careers and to those who are members of the Aerospace Medical Association and the Aerospace Medical Association Student and Resident Organization. Please click here for the application. Deadline is March 31.
Types of Gifts
Unrestricted Direct Gifts: These funds will be used by the Foundation to directly support the purpose and goals of the Foundation. These gifts are of critical importance because they can be directed to provide funding to the areas of greatest need, react to unexpected challenges, or take advantage of unique opportunities.
Directed or Restricted Gifts: These funds are earmarked by the donor for specific purposes and will be used by the Foundation within the wishes of the donor and the Foundation’s purpose and goals.
Endowed Funds: Donors may establish an endowed fund to ensure a gift’s long lasting impact and legacy for the donor and/or the person honored by the fund. Endowed funds may be named and continue in perpetuity with the investment return used to support the fund’s purpose. The minimum level for a named endowment is $10,000; however, the endowment may be funded with a series of gifts over time. Earnings will be awarded once the endowment reaches the minimum required funding level and the funds have been invested one fiscal year.
Anonymous Gifts: The Foundation will normally prefer to recognize the generosity of donors each year, but any donor that wishes to remain anonymous may do so by making this request at the time of the donation.
Ways to Give
Checks or Money Orders: Checks should be made out to the Aerospace Medical Association Foundation at the address above. A receipt will be issued for all gifts.
Gifts of Stocks and Securities: In lieu of cash, consider transferring shares of appreciated stock, bonds or other securities to the AsMA Foundation. In general, the value of the donation is determined by the market value of the gift on the day of transfer to the Foundation.
Deferred Gifts: The AsMA Foundation can arrange management of Charitable Gift Annuities, Deferred Gift Annuities, Bequests and Life Insurance, as well as transferring assets of Real Appreciated Property.
Gifts in Memory of or In Honor Of: To make a donation on someone’s behalf, please contact the Foundation at the address above and include the name of the person to be honored and the name and address of the person to be notified. We will assure that your gift is recorded and the appropriate acknowledgements are sent. For faster response, contact the Foundation at 703-739-2240 x 105.
Gifts-in-Kind: The Foundation may accept gifts of goods in kind (tangible personal property). Such gifts may be accepted only after a review indicates that the property is readily marketable. The Foundation would normally sell or dispose of the donated property to support the Foundation’s goals. While donors are responsible for the valuation of their properties, sufficient information such as receipts, appraisal, invoices, or other instruments needs to be provided to the Foundation to substantiate the value of the gift.
Foundation Donor Thank You
The AsMA Foundation thanks the following individuals and organizations that have generously supported the Foundation, aerospace medicine, and the allied fields in 2012.
Businesses and Organizations
Environmental Tectonics Corporation
David K. Broadwell
Jeffrey R. Davis
Stanley R. Mohler
K. Jeff Myers
Russell B. Rayman
George “Peach” Taylor
Thomas J. Tredici
The AsMA Foundation has made every effort to assure that this list is complete, but we acknowledge that errors may occur. Please report any errors to the Foundation.