From July 2017 through June 2018, the AHRA Education Foundation (EF) member fundraising efforts garnered contributions totaling over $26,000.
The Annual Appeal serves as a primary funding mechanism for the general operating budget of the EF. From August 2017 through December 2017, the member drive campaign raised an additional $5,800 from our members. The 2018 Annual Appeal campaign kicked off in January this year. We are pleased to announce that we have raised $24,680 from January 2018 through June 2018. This total consists of actual funds and monthly commitments from our members.
The goal is to raise $30,000 from member constituents by year end. AHRA members may contribute to the EF by sending in a donation through the website at any time or including a donation with their membership dues. Thank you to all of you who support the Annual Appeal.
We also send out a special thank you to our corporate sponsors for their constant support and the programs they help fund. Please see our list of corporate partners on the following pages. We look forward to our continued relationships with them.
In 2017, five members were able to attend the Annual Meeting through the AHRA Annual Meeting scholarship program, which is cosponsored by the Education Foundation. The Osborn Scholarships are funded solely by the EF. We were honored to offer it to four members this past last year. Three recipients are offered up to $1,500 to attend the Annual Meeting, and one recipient is offered up to $1,200 to attend the Spring Conference. Five members were given Ed Yoder Memorial Scholarships to attend the 2017 Virtual Fall Conference.
Two AHRA members received the Broadley Scholarships in 2017. This Education Foundation program provides financial assistance to AHRA members who have been accepted into an initial undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to a supervisory career in the medical imaging field.
The EF Board of Directors approved 5 new scholarship opportunities for AHRA active duty military members. Three scholarships are distributed under the Osborn Scholarship for the Spring Conference or Annual Meeting, and two are distributed under the Ed Yoder Memorial Scholarship for the Virtual Fall Conference. The first military scholarship was awarded, and the recipient attended the 2018 Spring Conference in New Orleans.
The CRA Exam Scholarship was introduced in 2014. This provides opportunities for AHRA members who might not otherwise be able to afford the registration fees associated with the test to take the CRA exam. The CRA Exam Scholarship is also solely funded by the Education Foundation. Two members received the scholarship for the November 2017 CRA exam and two members received it for the May 2018 exam.
A special thank you goes out to all of our exceptional volunteers who give of themselves, their time, and resources. Our association would not be as strong as it is without their commitment. Our success allows us to deliver pertinent and meaningful educational programs to our membership. Thank you all for your continuing support to OUR organization!
The AHRA Education Foundation (EF) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to education in the field of imaging management and related disciplines. Since its inception in 1990, it has raised millions of dollars and created myriad programs, projects, products, and services specifically designed to promote ongoing applied management education for imaging leaders.