Support ACNS - Donate to the ACNS Strategic Fund

Since 1946, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) has been dedicated to fulfilling its mission "to serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the science, practice and profession of clinical neurophysiology." ACNS and its dedicated members seek to accomplish this mission through a number of programs which prioritize education in the field of clinical neurophysiology, support of research superior technology and treatment options, and collaboration with clinical neurophysiologists worldwide to advance the field and ultimately serve patients and a global society.

ACNS has a vision, but cannot realize that vision without you!

A number of projects supporting the ACNS mission require significant funding, and we are asking for your help so that we may continue to offer outstanding education, begin funding research grants, and effective collaboration efforts.

The ACNS Council has established the ACNS Strategic Fund that will be used at the discretion of Council to support the Society’s mission, activities and programs.

Opportunities and Options for Giving

Members, Emeritus members, patients and family members, pharmaceutical or device companies, foundations, and the general public are encouraged to donate to ACNS at any time, in any amount.

For members, the opportunity is available annually when you pay dues and renew your membership. In addition, members and non-members alike are welcome to donate when registering to attend ACNS programs like the Annual Meeting & Courses or Fall Courses. Of course, donations are also accepted anytime on the ACNS website.

Finally, as has been common practice for the past several years, speakers at ACNS meetings and courses will be offered the opportunity to donate their speaking honoraria back to ACNS*.

Donations may be directed to one of four separate funds:

  1. Strategic Fund – an unrestricted fund, wholly owned and controlled by ACNS. Every dollar stays with ACNS and may be used at the discretion of the ACNS Council to support the ACNS mission, activities and programs. Donations that are not otherwise directed to one of the funds listed below are automatically directed to the umbrella Strategic Fund to be used where greatest need exists in working toward the ACNS mission.
     
  2. Educational Fund – an unrestricted fund, controlled by the ACNS Council that will provide travel fellowships to ACNS meetings and courses. Donors to this fund and recipients of the travel funds will be introduced to one another in advance of the Annual Meeting and given the opportunity to meet onsite, with the goal of fostering mentorship relationships and greater networking among members.
     
  3. Research Fund – an unrestricted fund, controlled by the ACNS Council that will provide funding to investigators, consortia and projects, as designated by the ACNS Clinical Research Committee.
     
  4. International Fund – an unrestricted fund, controlled by the ACNS Council that will provide funding for the International Speaker Exchange Program. Launched in 2015, the program established a process and source of funding by which ACNS and its international counterparts may collaborate on jointly-planned symposia and educational content, including travel support for international speakers to attend and contribute to ACNS meetings as well as for senior ACNS members to travel to overseas meetings and take part in the program on behalf of ACNS.

Annual Giving FAQ

  1. What is the ACNS Strategic Fund? Why was it created? The ACNS Strategic Fund was established in 2016 as an initiative to provide ACNS members and donors an opportunity to give and support the mission of ACNS.
     
  2. Why should I donate to the ACNS Strategic Fund? The ACNS Strategic Fund directly supports ACNS’s mission: "to serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the science, practice and profession of clinical neurophysiology." Your donation gives ACNS the ability to award more travel fellowships, more research grants, and provide the highest-quality educational programs.
     
  3. Who controls ACNS Strategic Fund? The ACNS Strategic Fund is wholly owned and controlled by ACNS. Every dollar stays with ACNS and 100% of every donation directly supports the ACNS mission, activities and programs.
     
  4. Is my donation tax deductible?
    Yes! ACNS is a is a 501(c)3, non-profit corporation, which files a form 990 report each year with the Internal Revenue Service. Our federal tax ID number is 41-6035948. Financial summaries and copies of form 990 reports for ACNS are available on the Guide Star Web site, at www.guidestar.org. Additional information is available through our Web site, www.acns.org.
    *Donations of speaker honoraria are considered in-kind donations and are not tax-deductible under IRS rule.
     
  5. Does ACNS have a donor recognition program? ACNS offers flexible giving options with recognition levels to encourage 100 percent membership participation!
Level Donation Amt. Recognized by:
Bronze $100 – 500
  • Name listed on ACNS website, newsletter and on signage at the Annual Meeting
  • Bronze-colored "Strategic Fund Donor" ribbon at Annual Meeting
Silver $501 – 2,500
  • Name listed on ACNS website, newsletter and on signage at the Annual Meeting
  • Silver-colored "Strategic Fund Donor" ribbon at Annual Meeting
Gold $2,501 – 5,000
  • Name listed on ACNS website, newsletter and on signage at Annual Meeting
  • Gold-colored "Strategic Fund Donor" ribbon at Annual Meeting
  • ACNS "Strategic Fund Donor" lapel pin
  • Invitation for donor and one guest to attend the President’s Reception at the Annual Meeting
Platinum $5,001 +
  • Name listed on ACNS website, newsletter and on signage at the Annual Meeting
  • Platinum-colored "Strategic Fund Donor" ribbon at Annual Meeting
  • ACNS "Strategic Fund Donor" lapel pin
  • Invitation for donor and one guest to attend the President’s Reception at the Annual Meeting
  • Access to a VIP Donor Suite at the Annual Meeting, including charging station and refreshments
Founders Circle $25,000 +
  • Name listed on ACNS website, newsletter and on signage at the Annual Meeting
  • Platinum-colored "Strategic Fund Donor" ribbon at Annual Meeting
  • ACNS "Strategic Fund Donor" lapel pin
  • Invitation for donor and one guest to attend the President’s Reception at the Annual Meeting
  • Access to a VIP Donor Suite at the Annual Meeting, including charging station and refreshments
  • Travel grant or research award named after donor and presented annually. The donor may provide limited guidance regarding the recipient, subject to Council approval.
  1. What kinds of pledges are possible? ACNS Strategic Fund pledges can be made when you renew your membership each each spring, when you register for the Annual Meeting or anytime online. Donations made to ACNS will be recognized on a cumulative basis, with amounts given during an ACNS membership year recognized at the corresponding level the following year, beginning at the Annual Meeting. Once all donations over the lifetime of the donor reach $25,000, the donor will be permanently included in the Founders Circle.
     
  2. How will my donation be used? The ACNS Strategic Fund gives the donor the opportunity to earmark all or a portion of a donation to fund Education, Research or International collaboration. Funds earmarked for one of the aforementioned purposes will be used in the following membership year, as designated. If you do not select a donation type, the default will be the ACNS Strategic Fund and used to support the ACNS mission, activities and programs.
     
  3. How do I donate to ACNS Strategic Fund? You can donate through the ACNS website, send a check, or contact the ACNS Executive Office for assistance.
Last updated: August 10, 2016