InVision Perio AAP Foundation 30th Anniversary Giving Challenge

by John Kwan

Supporting: 30th Anniversary Giving Challenge for American Academy Of Periodontology Foundation

My Team: District 6



I have had a heart for the Education Fund of the AAP Foundation for years.  I feel strongly that support for academics is a direct line of support for our specialty.  I was recently asked to be on the board of the AAP Foundation and am honored to be a part of this special organization that does so much to support periodontists and our specialty in so many ways!  The overall goal for this Challenge is $240,000 or $30,000 per AAP District for the Sustaining Fund.  I'm betting we can easily achieve and exceed that goal!  Please consider making a donation.  Your contribution will help support initiatives like the World Workshops, AAP-EFP Proceedings publication,  annual Senior Resident CE Symposiums, the Finley awards which bring world-class speakers to our schools, scholarships for periodontists to attend the Academy of Academic Leadership, and AAP's Women in Periodontics and LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development) programs.  To date over $5 million dollars has been awarded to more than 200 recipients who represent some of the brightest minds and most capable leaders in our field today!  Please join me in being a vital part of this Challenge in support of the Sustaining Fund!!

Thirty years ago, a visionary group of leaders determined that in order to preserve the specialty of periodontology and ensure its heritage of science and evidence-based practice, a foundation should be formed. For the past three decades, the AAP Foundation has upheld this legacy, and has grown to become synonymous with education, research, and excellence. To date, more than $5 million dollars has been awarded to more than 200 recipients who represent some of the brightest minds and most capable leaders in the field today.  

To celebrate this milestone, we've set a goal to raise $240,000 this year to secure the future of the Foundation, and we need your help! The AAPF is challenging each of the eight AAP districts to raise $30,000. 

Support the AAP Foundation and help your district win the 30th Anniversary Giving Challenge with your gift today! The AAP district with the highest dollar amount given by the Foundation's birthday, November 19th, 2020, will win. We also truly value participation, so the district with the highest percentage of participation will receive special recognition as well.

The winning district will receive:

  • A special ribbon for district members to wear at the Annual Meeting
  • Recognition on the Foundation booth, website, and social media
  • Special recognition at the Donor Appreciation Reception
  • A commemorative lapel pin for every district donor of $30 or more
  • Bragging rights!

Donors of $300 or more will receive a commemorative AAP Foundation 30th Anniversary travel mug. 
Donors of $3,000 or more will be recognized in the AAP Foundation's 30th Anniversary Society and receive an invitation to the AAP Foundation Donor Appreciation Reception at the AAP Annual Meeting.

Student donors of $30 will be recognized at the Student level of the 30th Anniversary Society.

How would you like to support?