Your gift will help us drive transformation and innovation, expand and magnify our programs, and collectively partner for the health and well-being of our members and those that we serve.
CAROL R. BRADFORD, MD, MS
AAO-HNS/F Immediate Past President
This year the AAO-HNS/F is celebrating its 125th anniversary as a specialty organization. As we reflect on the past 125 years, we are also looking ahead to continue shaping our future together.
Ensuring the AAO-HNSF raises the funds needed to complement our existing programs is a major component of shaping the specialty’s next 125 years and beyond. The 125 Strong Campaign is a fundraising effort designed and driven by practicing otolaryngologists and will provide funds for programs for otolaryngologists locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Your donation to the 125 Strong Campaign will help build programs that have an immediate impact, and lay the groundwork for the future advancement of our specialty in four key areas:
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program to establish a CORE grant to support research in healthcare disparities in otolaryngology and to increase travel grants Annual Meeting and away rotations for underrepresented minorities.
- Education program will help develop augmented and virtual reality and otolaryngology gaming learning tools.
- Leadership Development and Mentorship program will invest in concentrated trainings focusing on the different leadership skills needed at distinct phases of an otolaryngologist’s career.
- Wellness program will contribute to the creation of a catalog of wellness resources.
We are asking every member to contribute to the 125 Strong Campaign to help reach our goal of raising $5 million over the next two years.
But we are starting off with a small ask – by asking each member to donate at least $125 to #MakeOTOStronger and help us raise $1,250,000 by December 31, 2021.