Dear Chapter Member:

At the Chapter’s Annual Meeting on May 15, I was pleased to provide a presentation on the ACS Foundation’s activities and the new 1913 Legacy Campaign. For over 100 years, the College has improved the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice and the ACS Foundation Board of Directors has launched the 1913 Legacy Campaign in honor of the ACS Centennial celebration and to raise transformative gifts for the College’s century.

The 1913 Legacy Campaign is striving to get a donation of $1,913.00 from each Fellow, representing the “birth” year for the ACS. Philanthropic investments within three priority campaign initiatives will benefit the surgeon, the profession, and the societal good and will help shape the next 100 years of the ACS:

The Surgeon investing in the development of innovative programs to advance simulation-based surgical education and training and  providing funding to better engage and embrace international surgeons

The Profession promoting best practices and quality improvements through the newly established Codman Quality and Safety Fund and programs for rural surgery and surgical ethics

The Societal Good new funding opportunities for patient education programs and support for surgical volunteerism

Click here for more information on the 1913 Legacy Campaign and to donate- while $1,913 is the suggested amount for this particular campaign, the ACS Foundation appreciates whatever support that can be provided. Your gift can also be mailed directly to the ACS Foundation at:
ACS Foundation
Attn: Martin H. Wojcik 
633 N. St. Clair St. 
Chicago, IL 60611
If you have already committed to the 1913 Legacy Campaign, thank you on behalf of the ACS Foundation for being one of the early contributors.
Charles E. Lucas, MD, FACS