SPR's 2nd Campaign for Children

.........with our new focus on supporting Educational projects!  

December 7, 2015:  Since the SPR Research and Education Foundation’s founding in 1990, 25 years ago, 127 SPR members from 57 different institutions have received support for a wide array of projects generating meeting presentations, published papers, and, most importantly, advances in the way we practice and care for children. The experience of winning an SPR Foundation grant has fueled several generations of promising young pediatric radiologists as they began careers in research.
We are now pleased to announce The SPR’s 2nd Campaign for Children: Research and Education. The Foundation has always funded interesting research projects and we are happy to report that a portion of funds raised through The SPR’s 2nd Campaign for Children will be earmarked for separate grant programs for educational grants. In fact, beginning in 2016, at least one education grant will be funded yearly with additional grants to be awarded as funding accrues.
The levels of giving are noted below, however, any donation would be appreciated. Note that we welcome multi-year pledges. 
We hope you agree with us on the value of the SPR Foundation grants – to our members, to our patients, to the entire world of Pediatric Radiology– and embrace the campaign’s continuing support of research and the renewed focus on education.We hope that every member will want to support the Campaign for Children at some level.

Your ideas for the gestures that would mean the most to you may be addressed to the SPR Board of Directors or any member of the Foundation Board or Development Committee.  Contact Jennifer Boylan, SPR's Executive Director, for more information.

Members, kindly log in before visiting the "Store" donating so your donation Donations to the SPR Research and Education Foundation can be made online.  Click Here to Give.


Ways to Participate

  • Annual Donation At the same time you pay your SPR dues, make an annual donation. 
  • Bequest Just takes a simple designation in your will or trust and costs nothing during lifetime. They are easy and revocable if situation changes.
  • Living Trust Avoids probate. Just name the SPR Research and Education Foundation as a beneficiary.
  • Gift Annuity A simple agreement that can increase your cash flow from a gift that provides guaranteed fixed payments for life.
  • Lifetime annuity payments, based on age may be two or three times higher than your cash return on low-earning securi-ties or CDs.
  • Life Insurance Donate policy and deduct future premium payments, or just name the SPR Research and Education Foundation as policy beneficiary. Individuals typically pay less than $1 for $1 of coverage.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust Great tool for selling assets tax-free and receiving income for life; the remaining assets go to SPR Research and Education Foundation. It provides steady cash flow and can be more beneficial than keeping an asset or selling it outright.
  • Retirement Assets Retirement funds paid to your kids at your passing can get hit with income and estate taxes, but are tax-free to SPR Research and Education Foundation. Funds left to children may be hit with income and estate tax of 70% or more.
  • Charitable Lead Trust You greatly reduce or avoid estate tax on trust assets passing to family... if some trust income goes to SPR Research and Education Foundation for a few years. Trust provides generous estate and gift tax deductions for wealth transferred to family at a more mature age.
  • Lifetime Bequest A “Lifetime Bequest” is a combination of a gift or pledge now plus an estate gift later to facilitate and maximize the impact of your giving.
  • Outright or Pledge Portion - You may make a gift outright or select a pledge payment schedule (1–5 years) that is sensitive to your needs, and then simply shift the balance of your gift to your estate. 
  • Estate Gift Portion - Charitable Bequest in your will or trust, or Beneficiary Designation in your IRA or other retirement plan, life insurance policy, bank or brokerage account. 
  • Other You can request a naming opportunity (e.g. name a fund or project in memory of a loved one) in exchange for your binding commitment.

    ALWAYS speak first  with your financial planner about designing your finances to support the people and causes you love. 

What works for you?

Legacy Levels

  • Diamond Level- Above $50,000
  • Platinum Circle- $25,001- $50,000 
  • Gold Circle- $10,001-$25,000
  • Silver Circle- $5,001-$10,000

Builders' Levels

  • Founder's Circle- $2,501- $5,000  
  • Pioneer's Circle- $1,001-$2,500  
  • Innovator's Circle- 501-$1,000

Annual Giving

Any other amount.....

* Pledges may be paid over time. 

Giving

Make a Pledge/Donate

Visit our secure payment site to make a donation to the Foundation. 

If you would like to arrange for a larger gift, contact SPR's Executive Director, Jennifer Boylan at 703-648-0680 or jboylan@acr.org.  You may also wish to review the form available at this link.

Oh, and thank you!

Memorial - Honorary - Celebratory Programs

Members of the Society have organized several campaigns in honor of SPR members in support of specific programs. These funds are listed below.  Unrestricted Memorial, Honorary and Celebratory Donations are always accepted and will be recognized at the Society's annual meeting.  

The Heidi Patriquin Fund 

In memory of Dr. Heidi Patriquin, a much-beloved and respected member of the Society, who passed away in November 2000. The donations to this fund are designated to support the Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education. 

Donations to this Fund can be made by selecting that option in the online donation site or by sending a check and note to: 


The SPR Research and Education Foundation
Heidi Patriquin Fund
1891 Preston White Drive 
Reston, VA 20191  

The Jack O. Haller Fund 

In memory of Dr. Jack O. Haller, a loved and respected member of the Society, who passed away in June 2004. The donations to this fund are designated to support the Jack O. Haller Award for Excellence in Teaching  

Donations to this Fund can be made by selecting that option in the online donation site or by sending a check and note to: 

The SPR Research and Education Foundation
Jack O. Haller Fund
1891 Preston White Drive 
Reston, VA 20191  

Contact the SPR Research and Education Foundation

Contact Jennifer Boylan, SPR's Executive Director, for more information