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HOPE Grants Provide Funding for Travel for DOCARE International Missions March 18, 2016 CHICAGO - - The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF)  in partnership with Robert D. Blubaugh, DO and Stanley E. Grogg, DO is excited to introduce a new grant program  to support medical missions through DOCARE International. HOPE Grants (Helping Other People Everywhere) provide funding assistance to third- and fourth-year osteopathic medical students and pediatric residents to travel to...
Larry A. Wickless, DO begins term as 2016 AOF Board President March 2, 2016 CHICAGO (March 2, 2016) – The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) welcomes Larry Wickless, DO as the organization’s Board President for 2016. Dr. Wickless, currently the Program Director of Internal Medicine at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL, has served on the AOF Board of Directors since 2011. He became president on Jan. 1, 2016 and will complete his term at year end.   During...
AOF Welcomes Two New Board Members March 2, 2016 CHICAGO (March 2, 2016) – The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) announced two new board members for 2016:  Kedrin E. Van Steenwyk, DO, a past president of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology and Joseph Massman, MBA, CPA the CFO and COO of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. “Both new members bring a diverse range of professional and volunteer...
AOF Launches Gratitude Campaign for #GivingTuesday November 13, 2015 The American Osteopathic Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, for the third year.  On Tuesday, Dec. 1, people from around the world will come together for one common purpose; to celebrate generosity and to give to their charity of choice.  This year, the AOF is providing the opportunity express gratitude to an inspirational person and/or mentor in the osteopathic...
Donor’s Corner—Establishing a Legacy of Giving November 9, 2015 Robin Richardson, DO, Chairman of the Board for FamilyCare, Inc.; William G. Anderson, DO; and Jeff Heatherington.  Jeff Heatherington, LHD (Hon.), president and CEO of FamilyCare, Inc. is an AOF board member.  His organization donated $250,000 to the William G. Anderson, DO Minority Scholarship during Honors 2015. The AOF asked him to share his philosophy on giving, and why he supports...
Annual AOF Gala Breaks Fundraising, Attendance Records October 26, 2015 Over $350,000 Pledged at Honors 2015 ORLANDO—The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) celebrated excellence in the osteopathic medical profession during Honors 2015 at the Hilton-Orlando on Oct. 16.   More than 600 people attended the annual fundraising event, which returned to the city where it all began ten years ago and set an event fundraising record for the AOF. “Honors has nearly tripled...

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