The Foundation’s mission is to advance the quality of surgical education in North America by raising and disseminating funds to underwrite high impact, innovative research projects and educational programs that will address the critical issues related to surgical education.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors has established high standards of research excellence that grant applicants must achieve before receiving ASE funding. Because this high standard provides such confidence to corporate partners, the ASE Foundation has received several generous investments from national corporations in recent years. For example: support to endow the Association’s Keynote Address at the Annual Meeting, the Meeting’s “Best Paper” award, and the Surgical Education Research Fellowship program. The Foundation was also selected to receive a $750,000 corporate gift to fund through the ASE Center for Excellence in Surgical Education, Research and Training innovative research projects submitted by prominent surgical investigators and researchers in North America.
The ASE Foundation’s Board of Directors welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with new corporate partners who share the Foundation’s goals. We warmly invite our corporate colleagues to consider membership in the Corporate Partners Program and hope that the following summarizes for them the benefits of participation with our association.
THE CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE FOR ENDOWMENT DONORS
Reserved for those corporate partners who establish a permanent, restricted named fund
in support of one of the Association’s most important programs or services.
The ASE gratefully acknowledges the generous support of .. Current Members:
Endowment of The Haemonetics Annual Meeting Outstanding Paper Award
ASE Past Presidents Group
Endowment of the annual Excellence in Teaching Awards
THE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE FOR CORPORATE BENEFACTORS
Reserved for those corporate partners who have pledged or contributed $50,000 or more for:
- ongoing support of the Association’s most important programs (e.g., the SERF program) or
- underwriting grants awarded to institutional researchers through The Center for Excellence in Surgical Education, Research and Training (“CESERT“).
Current Members . . .
Reserved for those corporate partners who contribute $25,000 to $49,999 to underwrite one or two year institutional research grants awarded through the CESERT application review process.
Reserved for those corporate partners who contribute $10,000 to $24,999 to underwrite one or two year institutional research grants awarded through the CESERT application review process.
CESERT JOINT PARTNERS
Reserved for those corporate partners who contribute $5,000 to $9,999 to underwrite with another corporation an institutional research grant (in the range of $10,000 to $20,000) awarded through the CESERT application review process. Both corporations will be acknowledged as co-sponsors of the research project.
THE CORPORATE PARTNERS EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS ENDOWMENTS
Corporate partners contributing $1,000 to $4,999 will have their gifts combined to establish more endowments to underwrite additional Excellence in Teaching Awards. Interest income sufficient for a $500 prize and an inscribed award requires that each new endowment fund have a principal of $12,000. Corporations participating in the establishment of each new Award endowment will be prominently acknowledged as key funders of these prestigious testimonials.
ASE FOUNDATION FRIENDS
All gifts, regardless of size, help to advance the Association’s mission of broadening and strengthening the quality of surgical education provided to established as well as new surgeons. Every gift is deeply appreciated and will be prominently acknowledged by the ASE in its publications and other ways.
RECOGNITION OF OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS
While the ASE and the ASE Foundation cannot endorse the products or services of its Corporate Partners, we are honored to prominently acknowledge our partnership with some of the industry’s most respected companies in the following ways.
- Announcement of their support on the Association’s high-traffic website, www.surgicaleducation.com.
- Permanent posting of their name, a brief description of their products, corporate locations, and corporate logo on the Foundation’s web pages (in the website section describing the ASE project being supported) with a logo link to their website. Permanent listing with other Corporate Partners..
- Acknowledgement in the ASE Annual Meeting Program Book.
- Recognition at the ASE Annual Meeting Business Luncheon.
- For Partners underwriting research and education projects, acknowledgement at all Principle Investigator’s presentations and in resulting research papers and publications.
For information concerning the Corporate Partners Program, contact Jenay Root, ASE Industry & Exhibitor Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-215-1226, ext. 127.