Annual Giving Program
The AHIMA Foundation's Annual Giving Program supports Student Merit Scholarships and other important professional development programs.
There are several ways you can contribute to the Annual Giving Program:
Unrestricted Gifts: Unrestricted giving is critical to building the Foundation’s infrastructure and allows the Foundation the flexibility to direct the funding to the area of greatest need.
Tribute Gifts: Tribute Gifts are a meaningful and lasting way to honor or remember a family member, friend, colleague or loved one as a compassionate and important gesture. Any gift can be made "in memory of" or "in honor of" someone simply by filling in the "dedication" portion on the online donation form. Tribute Gift recipients and donors are recognized on the AHIMA Foundation website, as well as in the annual report and other publications.
General Scholarship Funds: Donations of any amount to the Grace Whiting Myers general scholarship fund help support the AHIMA Foundation scholarship awards. 100% of any donation designated to scholarship at the time of donation will be awarded as scholarships.
Named Scholarships: Donors who wish to honor or memorialize someone special may establish a scholarship fund that supports either undergraduate or graduate students in the health information field. Depending upon what type of scholarship you wish to support, contributions range from $1000 to $2500. Annual named scholarships must be renewed each year to be listed in the scholarship offerings list. 100% of any donation designated to scholarship at the time of donation will be awarded as scholarships. See a list of Named Scholarships to donate to now.
For Named Scholarship Funds on an Annual Basis:
$1,000 will support a scholarship for students pursuing an Associate's degree
$1,500 will support a scholarship for students pursuing a Bachelor's degree/Post-Baccalaureate certificate
$2,000 will support a scholarship for students pursuing a Master's degree
$2,500 will support a scholarship for students pursuing a Doctoral degree
Endowed Scholarships: A permanent endowment fund may be established for a minimum collective contribution of $25,000. All donations to new and/or established endowment funds contribute to the principal. Endowments retain the principal of the fund and all the investment interest is used for scholarship award(s). We encourage you to consider a sustainable gift honoring a person or organization you are honoring with an endowed scholarship. See a list of Endowed Scholarships to donate to now.
Silent Auction: The Silent Auction takes place each year at the AHIMA Convention and Exhibit and runs over the course of three days. Proceeds from the auction go directly to the AHIMA Foundation Student Merit Scholarship Program, expanding educational opportunities to outstanding undergraduate students pursuing degrees in health information management and health information technology. The AHIMA Foundation welcomes donations in the form of items for the auction, and bidding at the auction itself. Learn more about the Silent Auction.
Corporate Matching Gifts: Employee matching gifts (also known as matching funds) are grants an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Procedures vary with each company, but typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers. They usually can get more information about their matching gift benefits from their human resources department. This is a wonderful way for the AHIMA Foundation to benefit even further when your generous donation is multiplied by your company’s match. We encourage all donors to simply inquire at their companies if a matching gift program exists. The Foundation staff will be pleased to work with the donor to help provide the needed gift verification to secure the matching gift.