Endowments, Scholarships, Awards, and our General Fund allow the Foundation of the AAGL to further educational and scientific independence, promote quality, and ensure financial stability.
Available giving opportunities include—but are not limited to—scholarships to send residents or fellows to the AAGL Annual Congress; awards for the top research in minimally invasive gynecology; support for mentors of gynecologic surgeons of the future; recognition for best new instrumentation; and more!
There are several ways to put your gift to work in benefit of The Foundation of the AAGL. The creation of an endowment allows The Foundation to grow your donation and is a meaningful way to recognize a colleague or loved one for their contribution to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and the AAGL.
Endowments are restricted with the principal held in perpetuity while the earnings from the invested assets are expended per the intent of the endowment. Endowments are governed by a minimum corpus of $25,000; only the residual interest is spent to fund endowed awards and scholarships. Donors have the option to create either a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Endowment or a Multiple Donor Endowment (MDE).
Donor Advised Fund Endowments are funds created for a specific purpose by one donor or family who may continue to advise how the funds are distributed. A DAF endowment is beneficial to donors because it facilitates an immediate income tax deduction and eliminates the need for the donor to set up their own foundation.
The second option is to establish a Multiple Donor Endowment. These endowments are created by multiple donors giving towards the same endowment to create the minimum $25,000 corpus. The purpose of the endowment will be decided upon at the creation of the fund and the Foundation of the AAGL will determine distribution of the funds.
Awards are funds that do not achieve endowment status but are as impactful in terms of recognizing honorees and advancing practice.
To learn more about how you can make a worthwhile and lasting contribution to your profession by giving to The Foundation of the AAGL, please contact The Foundation of the AAGL at 714-503-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.