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ACS Foundation

ACS Foundation

Donate NowThe American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation promotes voluntary philanthropy from Fellows and friends of the ACS. The generosity of donors allows the ACS Foundation to provide funding for College initiatives and its goals of improving surgical patient care and ensuring the professional standing of surgeons wherever they practice. Donations to the ACS Foundation support the sustaining fund, quality patient care, professional education, scholarships, and special program initiatives.

The ACS Foundation is recognized as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization. Contributions to the ACS Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

All donations go directly to nonrevenue programs of the College since all ACS Foundation expenses are paid for by the College.


Giving Tuesday

Please make a donation to Operation Giving Back on Tuesday, December 1, in celebration of #GivingTuesday!

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Meet Our Award Recipients

The ACS Foundation Board of Directors will present the Distinguished Philanthropist Award to Danny R. Robinette, MD, FACS, and his wife, Paula. The Foundation Board will present the newly established Distinguished Organization Award to the Norman M. Rich Department of Surgery at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD.

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Fundraising Initiative

Gerald B. Healy

Healy Award Fundraising Initiative Achieves Goal 

The fundraising initiative for the Gerald B. Healy Traveling Mentorship Award has reached a successful conclusion with more than $200,000 raised. The fund was established to honor its namesake, Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), who is a passionate advocate for engaging young medical trainees in lessons on safety, quality, and professionalism.

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Plan Your Legacy

Planned giving is a great opportunity to support your passion beyond your lifetime. If you would like to extend your support of the ACS Foundation to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from.

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Make a Gift

Becoming a philanthropic partner of the American College of Surgeons is one of the best ways to make a lasting mark on the profession. You can donate to the Sustaining Fund, which supports the area of greatest need or emerging opportunity, or you can designate your gift to a number of the College’s programs such as Scholarships, Trauma, Cancer, and Operation Giving Back.

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