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Endowment Gifts

The AMA Foundation provides the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy through support of an endowment fund.  A gift to an endowment is invested and the return on investment supports AMA Foundation programs and initiatives. The investment of remaining returns allows the fund to continue in perpetuity and ensures its value for future generations.

What is an Honor Fund?

An honor fund is an endowment fund established with a minimum of $100,000 in gifts or five-year pledges from one to ten individuals.  A Grassroots Honor Fund is an endowment fund established with a minimum of $100,000 in gifts or five-year pledges from one to 20 individuals or groups.  After the honor fund is established, it may continue to grow with support at any gift level from individuals, groups or organizations.

The name of an honor fund is usually chosen by its founding donors.

If you would like to establish an honor fund or have questions about how to begin, please contact Jane Erb, (312) 464-5852.

Endowment giving opportunities 

(You can make your selection on our online donation form.)

AMA Foundation General Endowment Fund – supports the AMA Foundation’s mission and all of its current programs and initiatives.

AMA Alliance Grassroots Honor Fund - supports the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship program, providing $10,000 scholarships to fourth-year medical students.

AMA Council on Medical Service Honor Fund - seeking founding donors to complete the establishment of this fund. The founding donors will vote to decide which AMA Foundation program or initiative the fund will support.

California / Ronald P. Bangasser, MD Memorial Honor Fund – seeking founding donors to complete the establishment of this fund.  The founding donors will vote to decide which AMA Foundation program or initiative the fund will support.

Formica – Riggs New Jersey Honor Fund - seeking founding donors to complete the establishment of this fund.  The founding donors will vote to decide which AMA Foundation program or initiative the fund will support.

Illinois Honor Fund - supports the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship program, providing $10,000 scholarships to fourth-year medical students.

Indiana MacDougall-Mellinger Indiana Honor Fund – seeking founding donors to complete the establishment of this fund. The founding donors will vote to decide which AMA Foundation program or initiative the fund will support.

International Medical Graduates Honor Fund – supports physician-led free clinics in the United States through the AMA Foundation’s Healthy Communities/Healthy America program.

Medical Society of the State of New York/Dr. Duane and Joyce Cady Honor Fund – supports the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship program, providing $10,000 scholarships to fourth-year medical students.

Missouri Honor Fund - supports the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship program, providing $10,000 scholarships to fourth-year medical students.

North Central Medical Conference/Kenneth Viste, MD Memorial Honor Fund – supports the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship program, providing $10,000 scholarships to fourth-year medical students.

Ohio Honor Fund - supports the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship program, providing $10,000 scholarships to fourth-year medical students.

Oklahoma Honor Fund - supports the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship program, providing $10,000 scholarships to fourth-year medical students.

Ronald M. Davis, MD Legacy Memorial Honor Fund – supports the AMA Foundation’s Seed Grant Research Program to provide grants for pancreatic cancer research.

Western Mountain States Past AMA Presidents Honor Fund - seeking founding donors to complete the establishment of this fund.  The founding donors will vote to decide which AMA Foundation program or initiative the fund will support.

Interested in supporting the AMA Foundation through a gift to an endowment/honor fund but still have questions? Please contact the AMA Foundation by contacting Jane Erb, (312) 464-5852.

You can also leave a legacy through a planned gift.