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Annual Fund

2016 Annual Fund

“We support the ACS Foundation to give back to the College and to keep it going to help other young surgeons.”

—H. Randolph Bailey, MD, FACS, and Mrs. Kelly Bailey

”ACS is the best representative of surgery there is!”

—Mark Friedell, MD, FACS

“I support the Foundation because of the College’s dedication to making surgery strong through education.”

—Ed Seljeskog, MD, FACS

“As a foreign surgical resident, I greatly appreciated receiving such a warm welcome from the College when I came to the U.S. to practice. I don’t think I would be as successful without this support.”

—Hilary Sanfey, MB BS, FACS

For more than a century, the College has been the leading surgical association in the world. Today, it is an 80,000-member strong organization…a place for surgeons to gain new skills for improved patient care, grow a network of colleagues, access resources and build a sense of community with like-minded individuals.

Many Fellows support the ACS Foundation Annual Fund to ensure the future of the College and the next generation of surgeons receives the support they need to be successful. Please consider a gift today to make a meaningful impact on the profession.

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A gift to the Annual Fund is an investment in your profession, your patients, and your college.

Annual Fund Progress

Goal Amount: $550,000
Current Amount: $250,000
As of Date: January 20, 2017
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Why give?

Dues account for less than 25% of the College’s budget. Donations help provide the many ACS membership benefits like scholarships, patient education, lifelong learning, and advocacy. As the largest surgical association in the world, the ACS has a great reach and ultimately helps save lives of surgical patients every day through support for surgeons worldwide.  Your gift will be a part of this critical mission.

How can I make a gift?

You may give securely online, send a check, give through your dues statement, or even transfer stock, which is easy and provides extra tax savings if the stock has appreciated!  Transfer details below.

Make checks payable to:
ACS Foundation
633 N. Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Will my gift be tax deductible?

Yes! The ACS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law. 

What are the giving levels?

All gifts are appreciated and make a real difference. Donors giving $1,000 or more are eligible for the Fellows Leadership Society, which offers increased recognition and an invitation to the annual Donor Recognition Luncheon during Clinical Congress. See sidebar for all levels.

Where does the money go?

Your gift will be used to fund College benefits for members and their patients in its mission of optimal care. You can even direct your donation to a specific ACS division of your choice. The full 100% of the gift will be used for programs and not Foundation administrative expenses.

How can I make a stock transfer?

Contact your broker and provide required instruction authorizing transfer of stock to the American College of Surgeons.

Inform the ACS Foundation (by phone at 312-202-5376 or e-mail at of your intent to contribute stock, providing the following:

  • Your full name 
  • Name, address, and telephone number of your broker
  • Name of the stock(s) to be transferred
  • Number of shares
  • The anticipated date of transfer

Transfer Information for Brokers

American College of Surgeons
Northern Trust
Account: NT2058157
DTC: 226
Contact person: Sue Ingraffia
Phone: 312-557-2912
ACS tax ID: 30-0305504
ACS Foundation: 312-202-5376

Upon successful transfer of the donated stock, the College will officially acknowledge your contribution for tax purposes.

Giving Levels

Membership in the Fellows Leadership Society means you have made a generous commitment to the College’s mission of optimal patient safety. Participation benefits include an invitation to the annual Donor Recognition Luncheon and increased recognition in ACS publications.

Fellows Leadership Society Levels

Cumulative Giving

Pinnacle Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $1,000,000 or more
Second Century Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $500,000 or more
Legacy Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $100,000–$500,000
Founders Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $75,000–$100,000
Presidents Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $50,000–$75,000
Regents Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $25,000–$50,000
Governors Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $10,000–$25,000

Annual Giving

Donors Circle—Annual gift of $1,000 or more

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Contact Us

Sarah Klein
Director of Donor Relations & Communications