The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation has a single mission: to promote voluntary philanthropy from Fellows and friends to advance the priorities of the College.
By matching the interests of our donors with the College’s needs and opportunities, philanthropy provides a “margin of excellence” to program budgets. Gifts to the College can help cultivate the intellect and fresh ideas of young surgeons and assist them in exploring their interests, from clinical and basic science research to health policy, both in the United States and abroad.
The College administers numerous projects designed to help surgeons cope with the challenges of today’s value-driven health care environment and better serve the modern surgical patient. In addition, the College must invest in key initiatives such as clinical trials programs in order to achieve optimal outcomes and the best quality of life. Similarly, the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program requires investment, so that hospitals and surgeons can put the information generated through this initiative to practical use.
All of these programs are capital intensive, and dues dollars alone simply cannot fund them. Therefore, contributions to the ACS Foundation are crucially important to the College’s future as well as to the future of surgery. We are grateful for your generosity.
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
American College of Surgeons
American College of Surgeons Foundation