Ways to Give

As the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the PA Foundation develops and commits resources to:

  • Promote the physician assistant workforce and foster innovative practice
  • Provide PAs and students with programs, tools and resources to assist them in providing better care to their patients
  • Raise awareness of PAs and their practice among patients, caregivers and other health professionals
  • Build a robust, viable, self-sustaining organization

There are many ways you can support the Physician Assistant Foundation’s efforts. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference!

Make a Cash Contribution

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the PA Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals and corporate partners to fulfill its mission. Making a cash contribution is easy. Simply complete the donation form safely and securely online or download it and send it to us via fax or mail. Contributions are acknowledged immediately by an email to the donor. Gifts may be unrestricted or designated to support a particular program area.

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Make a Pledge for a Recurring Donation

Making a modest donation on a monthly or quarterly basis is a simple way to make a sizable annual gift that will be recognized publicly on our website and in our annual report. And we can make it easy for you by automatically charging your credit card on a set schedule once you make your pledge.

Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift  

Honor someone special in your life with a gift to the PA Foundation. A memorial gift is a thoughtful way to remember someone who has died. A tribute gift is a great way to show appreciation for a friend, colleague, or loved one or to commemorate a special occasion. 

Double the Value of Your Gift

Your employer may match your donations to charity. Ask your human resources department if your employer has a matching gift program.

Join Us at Our Annual Fundraising Dinner during the AAPA Annual Conference 

Enjoy an evening of fine dining and entertainment with your friends and colleagues and celebrate the AAPA PAragon and PA Foundation award recipients at A PAramount Evening, held each year during the annual conference.

Join the Legacy Circle by Including the PA Foundation in Your Estate Plans 

Demonstrate your dedication to the PA Foundation and your long-term commitment to supporting its mission with a planned gift. There are many ways to create a legacy gift, such as including a bequest to the Foundation in your will or designating the Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account, to name just a few.

Search the Internet, Shop Online, and Dine Out

In addition to your personal contribution, you also can raise funds for the PA Foundation by joining GoodSearch.com. It’s simple — just choose the Physician Assistant Foundation as the charity you’re supporting, and GoodSearch donates money to us when you do a search, shop online, or eat at participating restaurants!

Become a Corporate Council Member

Companies can engage in a partnership with the PA Foundation by joining the Corporate Council. Your support will enable the Foundation to continue supporting community-based and global outreach projects and students in their efforts to become PAs. Learn more about the Foundation’s Corporate Council.