About the SPR Research & Education Foundation

The SPR Research and Education Foundation was informally established in 1988 with a $250,000 endowment from the reserves of the SPR. The first grant was given in 1990 and the REF was formally incorporated in 1994. 

In 2015, we developed a 5-year report and launched the 2nd Campaign for Children: Building the Future of Children's Imaging. Click on the Blue cover to review. 

The Foundation is governed by an independent Board of Directors and its Bylaws. 

It is the policy of the SPR Board of Directors to monitor its reserves and to periodically transfer excess Society reserves to the SPR Research and Education Foundation. 

The SPR REF Mission: 

  • To assess the research and education needs of the pediatric radiology community and develop funding programs to address these needs 
  • To evaluate applications for funding and make grants for the research and education that will further the art and science of Pediatric imaging, 
  • To raise and manage the funds that make these grants possible   

Grant Award Programs

Giving

First things first

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

Once you've decided you'd like to give the SPR Research and Education Foundation, feel free to contact SPR staff.  if you have any questions or want more information. 

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 the SPR' Foundation's Managing Director, Angela Davis at 703-648-0691 or ADavis@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 Thomas Slovis Award Fund 

In memory of Drs. Jack O. Haller and Tom Slovis, friends and loved and respected members of the Society.  The donations to this fund are designated to support the Jack O. Haller and Thomas Slovis Awards for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology 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
Haller/Slovis Fund
1891 Preston White Drive 
Reston, VA 20191  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bequest

Just takes a simple designation in your will or trust and costs nothing during lifetime. They are easy and revocable if situation changes.

For sample language, visit the Bequest Notification Page

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.

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.

Awards

General Information

The Research and Education Foundation offers two award programs each year.

  • The Jack O. Haller - Thomas Slovis Award for Excellence in Pediatric Radiology Education
  • The Heidi Patriquin Fellowship for International Education 

The deadline for submission of materials is now October 15 each year.

Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education

 

Jack Haller - Tom Slovis Award for Excellence in Teaching