Serving as a committee member for the AMA-A Foundation, it is my responsibility to keep you informed of fundraising developments toward Medical Student Scholarships. Last year the AMA-A Foundation formed a pilot program, asking several states to support a ‘Day of Service’ project to promote the Honor Fund, which is an endowed fund that will fund multiple student scholarships for years to come. Indiana agreed to accept that challenge. The ‘Day of Service’ project was set to occur in September of 2010, with each state choosing their specific day. As our Annual meeting is held each year in September, the timing was perfect for Indiana to participate in such a cause.
I’m pleased and proud to announce that we raised a total of $1830.00 at our Annual meeting held on Sat. Sept. 25th, 2010, by selling necklaces to the attendees for a $20.00 donation. Each recipient received a bag of beads, containing either a black, silver, gold or red necklace. The winners were announced during dinner of the President’s night ball. Two winners were determined by the color of their beads in the purchased bag. Dr. Vidya Kora from Michigan City, Lake Co. and Dr. William Pond from Ft. Wayne, Allen Co. were the winners of a lovely strand of pearls. Congratulations to both winners.
Thank you to all who supported this worthwhile endeavor at the 161st Annual Meeting of the ISMA House of Delegates. Your donations are truly appreciated. Donations will continue to be accepted throughout the year for the AMA-A Foundation Fund.
Medical students today suffer an average medical school debt of $168,000.00 upon completion of their schooling. If you would like to be a part of supporting a sustainable fund, please join us in donating to the Foundation Honor Fund for Medical Student Scholarships.
AMA-A Foundation Committee