ACS Foundation launches 1913 Legacy Campaign

Dr. Hoyt (right) presents his 1913 Legacy Campaign gift to Martin H. Wojcik, CFRE, Executive Director, ACS Foundation.


With a commitment to maintaining the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) vitality and excellence and with a vision of strengthening and securing the organization’s future, the ACS Foundation Board of Directors has launched the 1913 Legacy Campaign. This special, one-time fundraising initiative, in honor of the College’s Centennial, will ensure the College’s capacity to sustain and develop high-priority programs that will benefit surgeons and their patients. The campaign will invest in continuing education, support development of best practices and health policy, and advance the societal good through volunteerism.

Philanthropy is in the College’s DNA, with each founder having donated $1,000 in 1913—the equivalent of nearly $25,000 today. All members of the College will have the opportunity to continue this legacy of giving back. Fellows and friends who make a campaign gift of $1,913 will be members of the 1913 Legacy Circle; those who choose to donate at higher levels will receive special recognition and benefits. Fellows and friends who establish testamentary gifts (through a will) that benefit the College will be recognized not only as 1913 Legacy Circle donors, but also will receive membership in the Mayne Heritage Society, the Foundation’s planned giving recognition program.

The 1913 Legacy Campaign is a call to action to all Fellows and friends of the College who care about the future of the organization and the surgical profession. Donors will join the leaders of the College, who have made their own campaign gift, including David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, Executive Director; Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, Chair of the Board of Regents; A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, President; and Amilu Stewart, MD, FACS, Chair of the ACS Foundation.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this historic campaign. For more information, go to or call the Foundation at 312-202-5338.

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