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AGA Legacy Society Members Sustain GI Research
Research creates successful practices. Patients benefit from GI research daily in practices. Scientists are working hard to develop new treatments, therapies and discover cures to advance the field and better patient care. But they can’t do this without research funding.
AGA Legacy Society members have answered this call for support. They recognize the value that research has had in their profession, both in academic medicine and in private practice, and are showing their appreciation by giving back.
“I give back because I have a firsthand knowledge of what it will mean to a young investigator's career,” said Shrikant Anant, PhD, AGAF, University of Kansas, Legacy Society member. “I was propelled in my career when I received the 2002 Research Scholar Award from the AGA Research Foundation. The funds helped me develop my independent research that has led to many NIH grants and, associated with it, career advancement. I still vividly remember the day I received the notice of award and how my whole life changed. Today, I am proud to be a donor myself because I know it is making a difference on yet another young investigator.”
The AGA Legacy Society boasts 110 members. Members of the AGA Legacy Society provide tax-deductible gifts to the AGA Research Foundation of $25,000 (payable over five years) or $50,000 in a planned gift, such as a bequest.
The AGA Research Foundation’s mission is to raise money to support young researchers in gastroenterology and hepatology. More than 700 researchers have benefitted from our support since 1984 – with more than 90 percent of AGA Research Scholar Award recipients in the past 10 years continuing on to exceptional research careers. These research grants are funded through the generosity of donors.
AGA Legacy Society members see the promise the future holds and are committed to furthering research in gastroenterology and hepatology.
“I donate because I look forward to seeing more and more innovation in gastroenterology,” states John Allen, MD, AGAF, AGA Vice President and Legacy Society member. “Our specialty has been so good to me and my partners. We provide care to over 120,000 patients each year. We see so many areas where research and new knowledge is needed. The least I can do is give back and support new science.”
Donors who make gifts at the Legacy Society level anytime before DDW will receive an invitation to the annual Benefactor’s Dinner in Orlando. Individuals interested in learning more about Legacy Society membership may contact Stacey Hinton Tuneski, Senior Director of Development at email@example.com or via phone (301) 222-4005.
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AGA Research Foundation
ATTN: Akoko Vias, Accounting Department
4930 Del Ray Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
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