Support Us

OAFP Foundation programs have benefited thousands of Ohio medical students and residents through educational grants, preceptorship stipends, and scholarships. The generosity and support from our individual donors, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians regional chapters, and corporate members helps sustain family medicine pipeline programs that increase students’ interest in family medicine, encourage students to choose a family medicine career, and develop future leaders for the specialty. For example, outcomes of the Leroy A. Rogers, MD, Preceptorship Program show one-third of all participants choose a career in family medicine, and three-quarters overall enter primary care specialties.

Think about it…if every medical student had the opportunity to experience the life of a practicing family physician during their medical training, providing not only hands-on procedural training but also highlighting the breadth of knowledge one must have to be a family physician, we could have a profound impact on meeting Ohio’s need of 681 additional primary care physicians by 2030. Read a recap of just one of the many past preceptorship student participant’s experience.

Will you imagine with us?

Support the Foundation by:

After you make your donation, download and print the support signboard. Fill out why you support family medicine, take your photo, and share it on your social media platforms or send it to kmcguffie@ohioafp.org to post to the Foundation channels. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SupportFM!

Make a Donation

You can support Foundation programs by:
  • Making a secure, online donation
  • Mailing your donation to the Foundation, 4075 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Contacting Kaitlin McGuffie or calling 800.742.7327

Make a Planned Gift

Through your planned gift, you can support the Foundation and its programs.

A planned gift provides one of the most substantial and lasting means of support you can give. Planned gifts require specific planning with your financial advisor, attorney or accountant and can provide you, the donor, with significant tax advantages.

You can make a planned gift to the Foundation through a bequest (a gift you designate in your will), living trust, gift of life insurance, or a variety of other options. To learn more about the impact of planned giving and how to give, visit the Leave a Legacy® website.

What better way to support the future of family medicine in Ohio than to name the Foundation in your will and in your estate planning. None of us knows what the future will bring. What we do know is that people will always need the quality care provided by family physicians and family physicians always will need to have meaningful involvement with both their patients and communities, making lasting improvements in Ohio’s quality of life.

It is easy and you can start today! A simple directive in your will can bring welcome support to the Foundation:
  • Make sure you have an up-to-date will (or living trust) that reflects your charitable objectives
  • Contact your financial advisor (a financial planner, lawyer, or accountant) and ask for help in establishing a charitable gift
  • You can leave cash, stocks, real estate, insurance policies, and personal property to charitable organizations
  • You can make the Foundation a beneficiary of your life insurance, pension plan, or IRA.

The Foundation established the Family Medicine Legacy League to recognize those who make provisions through their estate. Donor recognition is given for any gift made by bequests, life insurance, charitable remainder trust, or any other type of planned gift.

If you have remembered the Foundation in your will, please let us know so that we may properly recognize your generosity by listing you as a member of the Family Medicine Legacy League. While public recognition of your gift often inspires generosity in others, we also understand that anonymity may be your preference. Please contact Kaitlin McGuffieor call 800.742.7327 for more information.

The AAFP Foundation also has financial and estate planning tools to help make the critical task of estate planning even easier for donors with the user-friendly planned giving section of its website. The AAFP Foundation staff is available to help interested donors who wish to remember both the AAFP Foundation and the OAFP Foundation in their charitable bequests. For more information, contact the AAFP Foundation or request a free Wills Guide. When you make provisions for a planned gift to the AAFP Foundation, you become part of the AAFP Foundation League.

Shop through AmazonSmile

The Foundation is a registered charity with AmazonSmile; and shopping online at smile.amazon.com is another way to support the Foundation’s mission to improve and increase access to quality health care for all Ohioans by generating student interest in the specialty of family medicine.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to the Foundation.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. You will be asked to select the organization you’d like to support. Enter The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and you’re all set. You can also link your existing Amazon.com account on Amazon Smile.

For more information, please see the program details on the AmazonSmile website.

Shop through iGive

The Foundation is a registered charity with www.iGive.com; and, shopping online at www.iGive.com is another way to support the the Foundation’s mission to improve and increase access to quality health care for all Ohioans by generating student interest in the specialty of family medicine.

By signing up at www.iGive.com/OAFPF and shopping online at the 900+ participating retail establishments, a percentage of your purchase(s) will be donated to the Foundation – and your shopping donations are tax deductible!

“For online shoppers, this is a great way to make an extra contribution to the Foundation. It is fast, easy, and fun to watch your donations grow just by shopping online at your favorite stores,” said Foundation Executive Vice President Ann Spicer.

There is no cost to the individual to sign up for this service and no cost to the individual for the money to be donated. iGive provides this service because its mission is to enable the economic power of individuals to benefit their chosen communities. Information at iGive, including your name and address, is covered by its extremely strong privacy policy.

Merchants associated with i.Give are not remote, online “trunk stores,” but rather they include retailers such as Amazon, Macy’s, The Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, Expedia, Orbitz, Barnes & Noble, Staples, QVC, JCPenney, and many, many more.

Try it now! Use the link to join iGive, and you will be setup to support the Foundation with your online shopping. It is that simple!