Development & Fund Raising


Your generosity strengthens our educational and advocacy programs

In 1974, the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation) was created to address the medical and scientific issues and challenges which confront facial plastic surgeons. The AAFPRS Foundation established a proactive research program and educational resources for leaders in facial plastic surgery. Through courses, workshops, and other scientific presentations as well as a highly respected fellowship training program, the AAFPRS Foundation has consistently provided quality educational programs for the dissemination of knowledge and information among facial plastic surgeons.

1999 has been a remarkable year for the AAFPRS Foundation. Not only has the AAFPRS Foundation reached the half-way mark for its $3.25 million campaign, but has also enjoyed continued success with its annual activities which keep the AAFPRS Foundation programs strong during the fiscal year.

Devinder S. Mangat, MD and Robert L. Simons, MD have enthusiastically led The Campaign for Facial Plastic Surgery. Due to their concerted efforts, the FPS FEC Examination Program is closer to its goal of $1.25 million. The AAFPRS focuses on retiring its mortgage, bolstering and expanding funds for education and research and making sure the humanitarian programs are paid annually through an ever-growing endowment.

The Founders Club, under the leadership of Norman J. Pastorek, MD, continues to be instrumental in donating significant funds to the AAFPRS Foundation. Each year members contribute $30,000 to The Founders Club Endowment. Special thanks go to Janice Pastorek for arranging this year’s elegant evening at the Empire Polo Club in Palm Springs.

The Fourth Annual FACE TO FACE Golf Tournament took place at Marriott Desert Springs’ Golf Course in Palm Springs. Marc E. Yune, MD, chair of the event, drew 52 players to join in the fun. The tournament would not have been a success without the financial support of W.L. Gore & Associates and Smith and Nephew. Todd Petrucciani of Anthony Products, Inc. (API) gathered all the prizes and donated the trophies, as well as advertised the event on the cover of an API mailer which reached 8,300 potential golfers and supporters. Finally, we were fortunate to have present last year’s chair Paul T. Davis, MD to lend a hand to those golfers needing tips.

The Fall Fundraiser in New Orleans, Cocktail Buffet… and all that Jazz, was a huge success… thanks to the graciousness and generosity of hosts Dr. and Mrs. Calvin J. Johnson, Jr. The Johnsons opened their lovely nineteenth century home for all to enjoy. ETHICON, Inc. and Dr. and Mrs. Johnson underwrote the evening, which raised, after expenses, more than $21,250.00. The proceeds went towards the FACE TO FACE Programs.

The fourth annual 1887 Luncheon was held at the Louis XVI Restaurant in the heart of the French Quarters in New Orleans. All the guests were leadership donors ($1,000+) in Fiscal Year 1998. President Dr. Mangat presided over the luncheon and presented the silver Revere bowl to this year’s Distinguished 1887 Member Award, Dr. and Mrs. Craig W. Senders of Sacramento, California.

Past president Wayne F. Larrabee, Jr., MD continues to assist the AAFPRS Foundation. During his presidential tenure, he created the Friends of FACE TO FACE Committee. This year he held the third annual Poetry and Jazz Evening in Seattle in coordination with Friends of FACE TO FACE. Proceeds went to local shelters as well as FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project.

The Friends of FACE TO FACE Committee had another successful fund raiser this year. In November, Diane Romo and Margaret Ancira, co-chairs of the committee, mailed the Paint the Town (non) Event invitations. They have a group of loyal supporters in the New York area and they are primarily non-AAFPRS members. There was a new twist to our non-event this year thanks to Swarovski,
the world’s largest manufacturer of full cut crystal. Swarovski, donated the Freedom Pin to Paint the Town, which is the second annual limited collectible pin from Celebrate the Spirit series. Donors who gave $275.00+ to the non-event received this beautiful pin.

During the holidays, Drs. Jon and Cindy Strohmeyer presented a donation to FACE TO FACE. In keeping with the holiday spirit, they shared the FACE TO FACE message with a few of their colleagues through a letter. This is a wonderful way to support FACE TO FACE and have non-AAFPRS members introduced to our humanitarian efforts.

We are continually grateful to corporations for their gifts made for education purposes enabling significant work and research. SYNTHES Maxillofacial continues to contribute $25,000.00 to support the craniomaxillofacial fellowship in the United States. Stryker Leibinger has generously donated $20,000 for the fellowship in Bern, Switzerland. LifeCell Corporation made a significant gift of $30,000.00 to underwrite the AAFPRS’ residents and fellows subscriptions to Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. We thank them for their commitment.

Other companies who have made a commitment of $10,000 or more to our educational courses and meetings include: ETHICON, Inc., Walter Lorenz, LifeCell, Thermogenesis, XOMED, and Smith Nephew.

We continue to receive funds from the Combined Federal Campaign. This is a unique way for more individuals across the country to learn about FACE TO FACE and learn what we are all about.

John M. Hodges, MD, chair of the FACE TO FACE Committee, continues to expand the FACE TO FACE:International program. Dr. Hodges led an AAFPRS group for the first time to Vietnam in April. There were 200 registrants, 184 Vietnamese otolaryngologists and other specialists from all provinces of Vietnam who attended the lectures and watched live surgery in Ho Chi Minh City. While Marcelo Hochman, MD had planned a trip to Russia in April, it was canceled five days before departure due to the Kosovo crisis.

As FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project continues to assist victims of domestic violence by providing pro bono consultation and surgery, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) continues to be extremely supportive by answering the calls from the toll free number. Ms. Rita Smith, the Executive Director of the NCADV, was invited to address the AAFPRS membership and spoke at the Spring Meeting in Palm Springs.

AAFPRS members have started raising funds for the FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project through their own local efforts. Patients receive a peel and learn about FACE TO FACE. Dr. and Mrs. William Truswell in Massachusetts began this tradition more than a year ago. Richard C. Parfitt, MD held benefit clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.

Thank you to all who have supported the AAFPRS Foundation through monetary and time contributions. As members, friends, exhibitors, corporations, foundations, and staff members, we all play a significant role in the success of continuing traditions and building new ones at the AAFPRS Foundation.

Please follow the links below for a comlete list of contributors.

Gift Giving
Legacy Society  |  1887 Gift Circles  |  Face To Face Supporters


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