The Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco was a success on many levels. The educational component was exemplary; “A Night on the Town” for Young Physicians and Residents, hosted by PCA Skin, at Forbes Island memorable; OFPSA Meeting innovative; Founders Club jazzy; and Art Exhibition and Auction creative.
What stands out most, however, is the announcement and achievement of the “quiet phase” of The Many Faces of Generosity Campaign – Facing the Future and Beyond.
A medical specialty such as ours needs to continually challenge its constituency to rise to greater heights. We must excel in our educational offerings, ensure that relevant research is being conducted by our members, and, as an organization we should continue to offer our skills and expertise to those individuals around the globe who, through no fault of their own, have suffered injuries or deformities that affect their ability to lead a full and satisfying life.
Just a little over a year ago, the AAFPRS sought feedback from our members, through a feasibility study, as to what the focus of the future of the Academy should be. The three pilars emerged, they are:
- Providing Excellence in Education for our members
- Ensuring that Relevant and Evidence-Based Research is conducted on behalf of the specialty, and;
- Launching our FACE TO FACE humanitarian programs to new heights
The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is accepting a leadership role in addressing these three areas by launching a major multi-phased funding initiative to raise financial support. The Many Faces of Generosity campaign will continue to partner with corporate leaders and members of the AAFPRS to obtain the means to meet the identified objectives.
The goal of the campaign is to raise a MINIMUM of $4 million, pledged in one year and paid over five years. This critical initiative will position the AAFPRS Foundation to meet the needs of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, today, tomorrow, and into the future.
This campaign is a vision that began to take shape over two years ago. We set our first milestone for the Fall Meeting with a goal to secure a minimum of $2 million prior to the announcement at the Fall Meeting. We are pleased that we could announce at the meeting that the initial goal was exceeded, and have already received over $3.1 million in pledges from 111 donors.
Next year at the Fall Meeting we plan to celebrate the culmination and success of The Many Faces of Generosity campaign.
The Welcome Reception where the campaign announcement was made was underwritten by DERMIK a business of sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.
For more information on the campaign please contact Ann H. Jenne, Director of Development and Humanitarian Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 299-9291 Ext 229
Pictured are Dr. Sykes (left) and Dr. Quatela (right) with Jennifer Linder, MD, Chief Scientist at PCA SKIN, as well as Dermatologist and Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon, and Richard Linder, CEO of PCA SKIN.
Mr. Stuart Davis, Head of Aesthetics Marketing, sanofi-aventis, announces opening of Welcome Reception.