Support the AUGS Foundation Research Fund — Make a Donation
Since 1998, the AUGS Foundation has funded more than $1.3 million in grants to support junior researchers in the field and promises innovative research regarding the causes, prevention, cure, and treatment of pelvic floor disorders.
Our goal is a bold one — to reach $1 million in just two years for an endowment to protect our research grants program for the future — but the ability to generate substantial investment income gives us the resources needed to advance research in our field and encourage a new generation of colleagues.
Every contribution to the AUGS Foundation builds a stronger future for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and is a great way to honor the work and passion of those we respect. We are grateful to our donors for their generous support of the AUGS Foundation.
Below are a few ways you can show your support.
There are three ways to donate tax-deductible cash gifts:
1. Online: Make an online donation
2. Mail: Send a completed pledge form with credit card payment or check (made payable to the AUGS
Attention: AUGS Foundation
2025 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
3. Fax: Send a completed pledge form with credit card payment to:
Attention: AUGS Foundation
Gifts of Stocks and Securities
Donating appreciated stocks or securities directly to the AUGS Foundation is an easy way to make a gift. You can receive a tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes, too. When transferring stocks or securities directly to the AUGS Foundation, have your broker or financial advisor contact the AUGS Foundation first at 202-367-1167.
Honoraria and Speaker Fees
If you have an upcoming speaking engagement, consider donating your honorarium to the Foundation to support future initiatives. Be sure to identify to your host that you would like your honorarium to go to the AUGS Foundation. Asking your host to make a donation to the AUGS Foundation in your honor supports the Foundation and furthers awareness of the Foundation and its important work.
Book royalties in full or in part can be donated to the Foundation. This is a great way to support the Foundation’s work while promoting your book. Make a gift once you have received your royalties or make arrangements through your publisher to have a donation sent directly to the Foundation.
Be sure to contact the AUGS Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are making a donation directly through your publisher as well as ask your publisher to include your name with the payment. We want to be sure to thank you for your generous donation. If we cannot determine who a donation of book royalties is from, we will list it as anonymous. If you wish to make a gift equal to your royalty payment, tell your publisher so that your charitable support can be mentioned in the marketing of your book.
Estate Planning and Other Special Gifts
You can leave a lasting impact on the field of urogynecology through a will, lead trust or gift of insurance. Your gift will benefit the Foundation for years to come, and there may be tax advantages for you. You can create a planned gift through real estate, bequests, charitable remainder trusts and other gifts that provide both you and the AUGS Foundation with income.
Talk to your personal financial advisor to develop a plan that works best for you. Be sure to let us know that you have made these arrangements so we can recognize your generosity.
Click here for sample language for including the AUGS Foundation in your will.
For additional information on ways to make a donation to the AUGS Foundation, please call us at 202-367-1167.