Why Give

The AAO-HNS Foundation (AAO-HNSF) works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.

Did you know that the annual dues you pay as a member covers only roughly one-third of the real Academy costs attributable to each member? That means that two-thirds of the budget needs to be funded through non-dues revenue in the form of cash, planned gifts, and pledges.

Where does your charitable support go?

  • Advancing the understanding and treatment of diseases through research
  • Creating high-quality educational opportunities for the otolaryngology workforce
  • Educating the public and patients about the specialty
  • Improving the quality of, and access to, healthcare
  • Providing critical financial resources for otolaryngology

“I’ve always felt that we weren’t put on this earth just to be takers. We need to be givers. And for the success of our organization, I felt it was my responsibility to contribute back, because I’ve had so much given to me through the organization.”Thomas B. Logan, MD

To view past issues of the Donor Spotlight, and learn why members have been inspired to give back through charitable support to the AAO-HNS Foundation, click here.

The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization; as such, gifts to the AAO-HNSF are fully tax-deductible to the extent of current IRS regulations.