Foundation for Physical Therapy Raises Close to $50,000 During 35th Anniversary Gala

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The Foundation for Physical Therapy raised just under $50,000 at its 35th Anniversary Gala in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the American Physical Therapy Association’s NEXT Conference and Exposition.

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Reaching this milestone holds great significance to us as we look forward to advancing physical therapy for many more years to come, said Foundation Board of Trustees President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT.

The Foundation for Physical Therapy raised just under $50,000 at its 35th Anniversary Gala in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the American Physical Therapy Association’s NEXT Conference and Exposition.

Using mobile fundraising technology, more than 165 supporters made contributions to exceed a fundraising challenge of $35,000 set in honor of the Foundation’s 35th Anniversary.

The initial challenge was met in less than half an hour – and supporters went on to raise $44,750 by the end of the event. In addition, the silent auction raised $2,960 for a grand total of $47,710.

“We are delighted by the generosity of everyone that made a donation in honor of the Foundation’s 35th Anniversary,” said Foundation Board of Trustees President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT. “Reaching this milestone holds great significance to us as we look forward to advancing physical therapy for many more years to come.”

About the Foundation for Physical Therapy:

The Foundation for Physical Therapy was established in 1979 as a national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of physical therapist services by providing support for scientifically-based and clinically relevant physical therapy research and doctoral scholarships and fellowships.

Over the last 35 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $14 million in research grants, fellowships, and post-professional doctoral scholarships to more than 500 emerging scientists. Foundation-funded researchers have gone on to receive an estimated $610 million in external funding from the National Institutes of Health and other sources. Many of today’s leading and emerging physical therapist researchers, clinicians, and academicians began their careers with a grant or scholarship from the Foundation.

Contributions to the Foundation for Physical Therapy are tax-deductible and can be made online at Foundation4PT.org or sent to its headquarters at 1111 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314.

For more information, e-mail info(at)foundation4pt(dot)org or call 800/875-1378.

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