Your gift will be put toward the greatest needs of the Foundation and will enable the expansion of research and educational programs within the ASPN.
John E. Lewy Fund for Children’s Health
Recognition of Individual Donors
Advocacy Scholars Program
The ASPN is delighted at the growth of its partnership with the John E. Lewy Fund for Children’s Health. Generously initiated by the Lewy family as a living remembrance of Dr. Lewy’s dedication to pediatric nephrology, pediatric advocacy and education, and the advancement of science, the Fund enhances and expands the ASPN missions of teaching, learning, discovery, and responsibility.
Dr. Lewy was a founding member of the ASPN and served as its President in 1980-81. He was the recipient of the ASPN Founder’s Award in 2000. In addition to excellence as a clinical nephrologist and researcher, Dr. Lewy trained hundreds of pediatricians during his tenure as Chair of Pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine from 1978 – 2004. His advocacy for children spanned the spectrum from local to global health affairs, and he had recently completed his term as Chair of the Committee for Federal Government Affairs of the AAP at the time of his death.
The Advocacy Scholar's Program, is proceeding splendidly. This program, designed to develop leaders with specific expertise in governmental processes affecting children's health care and advocacy for pediatric nephrology is now in it's third successful year. Thanks to our hard working Scholars we encourage you to visit the. Here you will find information and links about the fiscal cliff, ASPN’s position, and a call to action to contact your elected officials urging them to avoid the cliff.Take action today!
In the coming year, the Board of Directors will continue to plan new efforts, and we welcome any suggestions that you might have as to how we might continue this important work. Using the strength of tax-exempt contributions from ASPN members, private donors, industry, and other partners, the Fund will continue to grow activities in support of advocacy and science.
There are doubtless many other possibilities for the Fund to explore that would both further the mission of the ASPN and also honor Dr. Lewy’s boundless initiative, persistence, and mentorship.
Let us work together to draw on the legacy of one of pediatric nephrology’s true leaders to create a stronger future for the children in our care.
Donate by Phone:
You can charge your gift by phone by calling 703-556-9222.
Donate by Mail:
Please make your check payable to JELF and send to:
John E. Lewy Fund for Children's Health
6728 Old McLean Village Dr.
Mclean, Virginia 22101
Trainee Travel Grants
Participation in academic meetings is fundamental to a career in academic medicine. While it is often a privilege to attend conferences with departmental support as an attending physician, finding funding as a medical student, resident or fellow can be difficult. The ASPN Foundation is proud to provide opportunities for trainees to present their scientific abstracts at important national and international meetings in our field, broadening their exposure to pediatric nephrology concepts and issues and deepening their understanding of global pediatric nephrology concerns and opportunities.
Your tax deductible gift will make a direct impact on increasing trainee interest in Pediatric Nephrology and in enriching the quality of their education through enabling attendance and participation at the leading national and international meetings in our field.
Named Trainee Travel Awards
Support Pediatric Nephrology Trainees by establishing a named American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Trainee Travel Award
The American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Foundation offers naming opportunities for trainee travel grants to important educational venues related to pediatric nephrology. Supporting educational opportunities to young pediatric nephrology trainees offers new clinical, educational and research insights, introduces trainees to the latest innovations, provides connections to leaders in the field of nephrology and inspires career development.
Trainee travel is a major educational initiative of the ASPNF. Donors who share our commitment to future nephrologists and wish to commit to the trainee travel initiative may establish an annual award in their name or in the name of someone that they wish to honor. Travel awards are time-limited and may be renewed through future donations. A named three-year travel award may be established for a contribution of $3000 and a five-year trainee award for $5000. These tax-deductible donations may be given in total at the initiation of the named award or through a pledge of annual giving during the life of the award.
Named Travel Awards will be prominently featured in all appropriate society publications. Trainees will be encouraged to acknowledge the award in their CV and to allow the ASPN and ASPNF to use their name in Society publications. Individuals for whom an award is named, either the donor or an honoree, will approve the use of their name for the award.
Donors, if so interested, are encouraged to meet and mentor the trainees who receive their grant.
Individuals interested in establishing a tax deductible named trainee travel award can contact Connie@aspneph.org
Leadership Development Program
Leaders of professional societies such as the ASPN need a specific skill set to be able to negotiate the complex tasks of program development, personnel supervision, and dealing with outside constituencies and other organizations. These skills are also applicable to many other aspects of academic medicine and are commonly acquired after years of experience, perhaps also by specific training, or through trial and error. We believe that it is possible to intentionally develop future leaders of our Society by offering a leadership development curriculum. This program not only assists the ASPN in development of future leaders, but also gives the participants important skills that they will be able to utilize at their home institutions. Sessions emphasize individual leadership practices and take advantage of expertise from speakers from both industry and academia.
Each year, 12-15 ASPN members are awarded spots in this competitive leadership development program. The program is completed over an approximately one-year period and during 3 full-day sessions in conjunction with scheduled national meetings.
The Leadership Development Program costs more than $5000 to administer each year, and attendees are asked to pay only $100 for the course. Your tax deductible gift would help ensure that this key stepping stone for emerging leaders in the field of Pediatric Nephrology will continue to be available to ASPN members for years to come.
Perlman Program for Perpetual Participation Donation
ASPN History Project
In honor of the ASPN's 50th Anniverary, an archival history project is being conducted. So far more than 20 past ASPN leaders have been interviewed. Capturing the wealth of information and insights of these oneers in pediatric nephrology is of the utmost importance. A committee of ASPN members is working on this production. The video will premier at the ASPN Meeting at PAS in Toronto in May, 2018.
Contribute to the Fund by making an annual donation when renewing your ASPN membership dues.
Many people make donations to honor friends and family members by recognizing their birthdays, career achievements, or personal milestones. Donations are also an appropriate way to demonstrate affection and respect for a dear friend or colleague who has died. For donations of $25 or more, an honor card will be mailed to your friend or family informing them of the special gift you have made to the ASPN Foundation in their honor. To make a donation, please click on the link below and choose your preferred way.
You may contribute to the ASPN Fund through several planned gifts including a bequest, or trust.
The ASPN Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.
For more information, please call 703-556-9222.
Including ASPN in your estate plan does not have to be complicated or expensive, for more information contact the ASPN Office at 703-556-9222.