The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Directors recently announced this week that with the addition of nearly $100,000 in gifts made at the ACS Clinical Congress 2014, the 1913 Legacy Campaign is nearing the $2.5 million milestone. The fundraising effort, led by the 1913 Legacy Campaign National Steering Committee, continues to secure gifts to advance programming that is critical to the College’s mission. At the annual Fellows Leadership Society (FLS) luncheon as well as at other Clinical Congress events, the Foundation honored the more than 260 donors who have contributed to the campaign. New campaign donors received a “Great Mace” lapel pin, designed especially for the 1913 Campaign. Philanthropic investments within three priority campaign initiatives will benefit the Surgeon, the Profession, and the Societal Good.
At the FLS luncheon, Amilu Stewart, MD, FACS, Chair of the ACS Foundation, also honored the 2014 Distinguished Philanthropist Award recipients, Past-President W. Gerald Austen, MD, FACS, and Patricia R. Austen, RN, who encouraged the guests to follow their lead and contribute to the 1913 Legacy Campaign.For more information on the ACS Foundation or to participate in the campaign, which is now in its public phase, contact the ACS Foundation at 312-202-5338, or visit the Foundation website at www.facs.org/1913Campaign.