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AGA Legacy Society members bolster research


The AGA Research Foundation has funded more than $50 million in research funding since its inception in 1984. Gifts from AGA members have helped fuel discoveries in the GI field. The most generous of AGA members are our Legacy Society members.

Members of the AGA Legacy Society provide tax-deductible gifts to the AGA Research Foundation of $5,000 or more per year for 5 years ($25,000 total) or $50,000 or more in a planned gift, such as a bequest. Legacy Society member donations directly support young GI investigators as they establish independent research careers.

“The support of the AGA Research Foundation indicates that our peers share in our enthusiasm for research and gives me and my group added confidence to pursue questions about the pathology of IBD. Our overall plan is to translate this work into key components of larger federally funded grants in the near future,” states David L. Boone, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, 2017 AGA Research Foundation Pilot Research Award grant recipient.

Donors, who make gifts at the Legacy Society level before Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), will receive an invitation to the annual Benefactors’ Dinner, which will be held at the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center this year. Individuals interested in learning more about Legacy Society membership may contact Stacey Hinton Tuneski, Senior Director of Development at or via phone (301) 222-4005. More information on the AGA Legacy Society including the current roster and acceptance form is available on the foundation’s web site.

A celebration of research support

Beginning with a memorable gathering at the United States Library of Congress in 2007, the AGA Benefactors’ Dinner has welcomed members of the AGA Legacy Society and other AGA dignitaries to special locations nationwide. The San Diego Wine and Culinary Center will be the location of the 2019 AGA Research Foundation Benefactors’ Dinner during DDW® in San Diego. Located near the convention center, the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center feels worlds away and will allow guests to relax and enjoy time with friends. Members of the AGA Legacy Society will be among the distinguished honorees at the annual event.

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