The AAO-HNSF’s philanthropic brand:  The “AAO-HNS foundation

September 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 8

“I would ask each of you to consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Annual Fund to enable the organization to keep moving forward in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the newly formalized Strategic Plan”
Gavin Setzen, MD, AAO-HNS/F President
July 2018 Bulletin

Lee D. Eisenberg, MD, MPH
Board of Directors, Development Coordinator

The AAO-HNS foundation (or the “little f”) is the brand of the philanthropic arm within the larger AAO-HNS Foundation (the “big F”) to generate funding through charitable gifts in support of the foundation’s mission-centric services and programs that are critical in enabling otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care.

There are two ways to give:

  • For today’s needs, think “Annual Fund” to support current programs.
  • For tomorrow’s needs, think “Hal Foster, MD endowment funds” to ensure the future.

Member dues do not support the AAO-HNS foundation. Through program fees and philanthropic giving the  programs are sustained. Your philanthropic giving maintains strategic day-to-day goals including:

  • Advancing the understanding and treatment of diseases through CORE grants and other research initiatives.
  • The development of research and quality initiatives from the Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine (OREBM) and
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PSQI) Committees.
  • Expanding capabilities of Reg-entSM, AAO-HNSF’s qualified clinical data registry (QCDR), the only national data registry for otolaryngology-specific data defining standards for the specialty.
  • Providing Resident Leadership Grants that enable future leaders of the specialty to participate in education and leadership meetings.
  • Participation in humanitarian efforts and fostering a global otolaryngology community.
  • Continuing to enhance essential high-quality education and knowledge resources, for professional development and public education—AcademyU®, Home Study Course+, Member+, OTOSource (new), and the new patient website,, that will be debuted at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The foundation needs your support of our Annual Fund to help sustain and evolve the key services and programs to meet the ever- changing medical landscape, and to ensure the organization’s financial strength.

We are truly thankful to all our donors who have and continue to donate to the foundation’s Annual Fund. The foundation’s reach could not be as nearly as far without this essential support.

Give back to patients and the specialty, and make a donation now