Supporting the Foundation

A gift to the APMA Educational Foundation provides support for the foundation's efforts to provide and promote quality foot health education, support research related to foot health, and provide scholarships to deserving students in podiatric medical colleges. Described below are a variety of ways to support the APMA Educational Foundation.

Annual Giving Campaign

General donations can be made to support the APMA Educational Foundation Student Scholarship Fund or Educational Programs through the annual giving campaign. Each year, the foundation sets a goal to raise funding for student scholarships. This year, the goal is to award more than 200 scholarships to eligible third- and fourth-year students from the nine podiatric medical colleges. Make your tax-deductible contribution of $100 or more today and help support our students.  

You can make a contribution online or submit a donor form and fax or mail the completed form to the APMA Educational Foundation.

     Attn: Sandra Arez, foundation coordinator 
     9312 Old Georgetown Rd.
     Bethesda, MD 20814
     fax: 301-530-2752

Memorials and Honors Program

Through the Memorials and Honors Program, donations can be made in recognition of significant life events such as graduation, recovery from illness or surgery, death of a friend or loved one, or those in our profession who have made contributions to the profession and who have served in leadership roles. Honorees will receive a letter to inform them that a special gift has been made in their honor. Letters are also sent to family members informing them that a memorial gift was made in memory of their loved one.

To make a contribution, please fill out a donor form and fax or mail the completed form to the APMA Educational Foundation. Memorial and Honors donations benefit the annual giving campaign.

Named Endowment

Setting up a named endowment is a great way to support the profession, and one that offers you the opportunity to place the fund in your family's name or to honor or memorialize a loved one.

Named endowments are established with a minimum donation or pledge of $25,000 paid over maximum of 5 years. The interest generated is then available year after year to support the podiatric medical student scholarship program or educational programs, depending on the donor's interest. Over the past 15 years, 56 podiatrists and corporations combined have established named endowments in support of podiatric medicine and podiatric medical scholarships totaling more than $5 million.

To set up a named endowment contact Sandra Arez, foundation coordination, at 800-ASK-APMA (800-275-2762), or e-mail sfarez@apma.org.

Planned Gifts

A gift through a will or bequest or a charitable remainder trust are only a couple examples of planned giving to support the APMA Educational Foundation. These options provide tax benefits and are an excellent way to give back to the podiatry profession. To get started, three types of outright bequests include:

  1. The general bequest: You leave a specified dollar amount to the designated charity.

  2. A residuary bequest: You give a charity all or a portion of your estate after all debts, taxes, expenses, and all other bequests have been paid.

  3. A percentage bequest: You leave to charity a percentage of your estate or a residuary estate.

We recommend you contact your financial advisor to find out how your donation can benefit you and your profession.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandra F. Arez, foundation coordinator, at 800-ASK-APMA (800-275-2762), or e-mail sfarez@apma.org. Thank you for your support!


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