APA Development Fund
To establish a fund to support key APA Programs:
- Young Investor Awards
- Scholarships to Annual Meetings
- General fund for new programs that serve the APA mission.
The financial demands on the APA have increased along with its activities. Special Interest Groups (SIGs), regions and committees have extended their work beyond the annual meeting. APA programs have been limited by financial constraints. Our hope is for the APA Fund to be continuously renewed by member and corporate donations.
Young Investigator Awards
This program provides small grants (up to $10,000) to academic generalists in the earliest stages of their careers. Although there have been more than 500 applicant requests, only 42 awards have been made due to limited resources. Investigators have had 33 publications in peer-reviewed journals as a direct result of their funded projects.
Beginning in 1998, the APA received financial support to bring fellows to the annual meeting. Over 100 fellows have been recipients of these funds. Our goal is to provide support for many more.
Our goal is to provide specific stipends annually for residents to attend the PAS meeting where they will experience the energizing activities of the APA, experiences that will stimulate interest in the clinical, research and teaching activities of academic generalists.
How You Can Help
Support of the APA Fund is an important way to promote general academic pediatrics. It will enable us to expand our already successful programs.
Contributions may be directed to the endowment (only interest dollars will be spent), or to a program specific activity in which you have a particular interest. Donations may be made in one of several methods:
- Individual gifts
- Donations in the form of a memorial or tribute
- Giving Options:
- donation of appreciated stock
- annual contribution
- assignment of appreciated stock, real estate or cash to the APA as part of estate planning
- bequeath to APA in your will
- Pledges (over a specified time period)
Contact Connie Mackay at 703-556-9222.