Philanthropy Initiatives

APS Logo APS Endowment Funds

In honor of the 125th Anniversary of the American Pediatric Society (APS), APS is establishing Endowments for its named Awards to ensure the awards can be given annually, in perpetuity. APS members are encouraged to participate by contributing a minimum of $125 to the Endowment of their choice. To show its support of this initiative, each APS Council Member has agreed to participate by contributing $125 (or more). Contributions to the APS Endowment Fund are tax deductible.

Mary Ellen Avery Dr. Mary Ellen Avery Award Endowment Fund

The Dr. Mary Ellen Avery Award Endowment Fund is to support a new APS/SPR award honoring the late Dr. Mary Ellen Avery, perhaps best known to the world for her seminal translational research on the cause of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS); a discovery that has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants. Because of her dedication to children, especially the newborn, and in recognition of her mentorship of both men and women in academic medicine, the award will be given annually, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting, to an individual who has made an important contribution to neonatal health through basic or translational investigation. The goal is to present the first award at 2014 PAS.