What is the mission of the fund?
The mission of the Paul LoGerfo Educational Research Fund is to support education and research in the field of Endocrine Surgery as a tribute to our former President, Dr. Paul LoGerfo, who was very much interested in education and clinical research in Endocrine Surgery. With Dr. LoGerfo’s untimely death during his Presidency of our Association in 2003, the Paul LoGerfo Educational Research Fund was begun in his honor. Contributions are accepted from AAES members, patients and families to provide support to educational and research activities of the Membership.
What is the tax status?
As of May 30, 2008, donations to the Paul LoGerfo Educational Research Fund are now tax deductible. The AAES is now a 501 (c) (3) organization and donations to the Paul LoGerfo Fund are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
What is the relationship of the Paul Logerfo Educational Research fund to the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons?
The AAES is the parent umbrella to the Paul LoGerfo Educational Research Fund. A separate subcommittee of the AAES provides recommendations on Fund usage to the AAES Council. Members of the committee are appointed by the President of the AAES. Financial status reports are provided yearly to the Membership at the Annual Meeting.
What are the goals of the Educational Research Fund?
Monies will be utilized to support research in basic science and clinical areas related to endocrine surgical diseases. Priority will be given to those projects related to patient outcomes involving and benefiting the patients of the entire Association. The application process is under development by AAES Council. When the Fund is approved by Council to enter the active phase, Surgeons who are current Members of the AAES and Fellows in AAES Endocrine Surgical Fellowships will be able to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to present to the membership an updated report on their project the following year.
Who is eligible to apply?
Surgeons who are currently Members of the AAES may apply for the Paul LoGerfo Educational Research Fund. Fellows in Endocrine Surgical Fellowships sponsored by a Member of the AAES may also apply. A grant application with details of the project should be submitted to the Chair of the Paul LoGerfo Educational Research Fund to be reviewed by this committee and recommendations then forwarded to the Council annually. Successful applicants will be expected to present to the membership an updated report on their project the following year.
How can I donate?
Monetary gifts, securities, insurance, estate bequests or donation of any other asset is appropriate and greatly appreciated. Contributions will be solicited yearly from the membership with Annual Dues; however money can be donated at any time of the year online by clicking the “Donate Online” button.