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Consider Donating a Life Insurance Policy to WAFP - Foundation
Are you interested in making a sizable gift to the WAFP-Foundation with relatively little or no up-front cash? Consider donating an existing life insurance policy if you have excess insurance or when taking out a new life insurance policy.
A life insurance policy donation can provide you, the donor, a charitable deduction for the value of the policy. A charitable deduction is also available for any cash contributed in future years to continue paying the premiums on a policy that was not fully paid up at the time it was donated. In order to take advantage of the deduction to fullest extent allowable by the IRS, please seek the advice of your tax accountant or insurance agent. They will help ensure you receive the expected income or transfer tax deduction and that your contribution works as you wish.
Sizable gifts like life insurance policies from donors are beneficial to the Foundation's long-term goals. Anticipated gifts like this can be earmarked for one of our/our long-term endowment fund(s) – The Future of Family Medicine Fund.

Contact the office with questions or to let us know of your intent to donate in this way. 
Becky Wimmer
Executive Director

2020 Kick Off Students to National Conference
The 2019 Packers drawing, benefiting 2020 Students to National Conference, was a great success! Thank you to all who participated by contributing. Your response has helped WAFP – Foundation move even closer to the goal of $30,000! Thank you, Tim Hoven, WAFP's Government Affairs Director, for donating the 4 Packers tickets!
The total amount raised through the ticket drawing was $7,390!

Didn’t get a chance to contribute? No worries, you can donate to the 2020 Students to National Conference fund right on our website! In seven years of supporting this program, WAFP – Foundation, with the help of generous donors, provided funding for 311 students to attend National Conference, and 75% of those students matched in Family Medicine. That is an incredible return on investment! 
Congratulations to Ann Stein, MD – winner of the Packers tickets!
To ensure the future of this program, your contributions to
the fund are greatly appreciated. Thank you to those who donated:
Rodney Erickson, MD, FAAFP
Dave Wehby, MD
Melissa Stiles, MD
Barbara Hummel, MD
David Deci, MD
Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD
Aparna Shah, MD
Lisa Dodson, MD
Michael Mazzone, MD
Alan Strobush, MD, FAAFP
Eric Stader, MD
Bre Anna Nagle, MD
Jennifer Hussli, MD

John Beasley, MD, FAAFP
Ann Stein, MD
Rachel Bennett, MD
Emily Anderson, MD
Michael Saunders, MD
Jennifer Lochner, MD
Andrea Gavin, MD
Douglas Bower, MD, FAAFP
Kristen Grove, DO
Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH
William Heifner, MD
Paul Smith, MD
Sanee Bonnell, MD
Danielle Gindlesberger, MD

Stethoscopes for Residents
The goal of Stethoscopes for Residents is to give away at least one stethoscope to a resident at each of Wisconsin’s 16 Family Medicine Residency Programs during annual visits. Each visit includes a presentation by a WAFP leader on a topic of the program's choosing that includes a brief discussion about the benefits of membership as both a resident and an active practicing physician.  
The 2019 drawing for 2 Orchestra seats to Hamilton raised $2,100, benefiting Stethoscopes for Residents! 

Thank you to all those who donated to this fundraiser:
Andrea Gavin, MD
Sarah Lowery, MD
Rebecca Lundh, MD
Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD
Suzanne Gehl, MD
Bill Gaertner, MD

Ann Stein, MD
Jennifer Hussli, MD
Margaret Leonhardt, MD, FAAFP
Zachary Baeseman, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Janice Litza, MD, FAAFP
Ani Kofp, MD, FAAFP

Congratulations to Sarah Lowery, MD – winner of the Hamilton tickets!
We still have time to reach our goal of $5,000, needing to raise $2,900Contribute today to help us reach our goal, and continue to promote Family Medicine here in Wisconsin.
Samantha Olesiak, MD Winner of 2019 David C. Eitrheim, MD Rural Resident Memorial Scholarship
The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians – Foundation (WAFP - F) is pleased to announce that Dr. Samantha Olesiak of Bruce, WI, is the 2019 recipient of the David C Eitrheim MD Rural Resident Memorial Scholarship award. The award is given annually to a first-year resident in a Wisconsin residency program who demonstrates an interest and commitment to rural Family Medicine. WAFP - F designates a four-person review committee comprised of two board of director members, the WAFP - F Executive Director and a designee from the Eitrheim Family to select the recipient.
Dr. Samantha Olesiak completed her undergraduate degree at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and graduate degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She’s currently completing her residency training at Mayo Clinic Family Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Olesiak was a Summer Extern for Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) in 2015 and now serves as Resident Director on the WAFP-Foundation Board.
Dr. David C. Eitrheim, a Minnesota native and WAFP Past-President, graduated in 1986 of Sioux Falls Family Practice residency program and he practiced for five months in Cameroon, Africa before joining the practice at Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar Clinic in Menomonie, WI. He lived in Menomonie with his wife since 1987 where they raised two children. His accomplishments over the course of his career have always been patient-focused. Dr. Eitrheim also established one of the first rural training tracks in Wisconsin. He said being a Family Physician in a small town is "continuous care of your friends and neighbors." The creation of this scholarship honors the gifts that Dave C. Eitrheim, MD has contributed to Family Medicine, and establishes an ongoing legacy of rural Family Medicine physician engagement and leadership in Wisconsin.
The WAFP - Foundation has raised over $50,000 towards the Eitrheim scholarship and has supported Wisconsin residents since 2015. WAFP - Foundation hopes to continue Dr. David Eitrheim’s legacy through these Wisconsin residents.
President's Corner
Call for Foundation Board of Director Nominations

The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation (WAFP-F) is seeking nominations for the WAFP - Foundation Board of Directors.
Positions open for 2020:
  • Vice President... Two - 2-year terms
  • Director... Three - 2-year terms
  • Student Director... 1-year term
WAFP-F qualifications include:
  • An awareness of the specialty of Family Medicine and its important role in providing primary health care to the citizens of this state 
  • An awareness of the programs and objectives of WAFP 
  • An understanding of the goals and principles of a foundation and in particular the charitable, scientific, and philanthropic undertakings of the WAFP-Foundation 
  • Experience with other foundations and fundraising activities 
  • An appreciation for the opportunity of a foundation to expand the communication and improve the dialog with those individuals and organizations that may not be part of medicine, but that have an interest in primary care practice and the health care industry 
  • A willingness to attend quarterly meetings and participate in email and subcommittee activities
Interested individuals are asked to submit nominations, including a current CV, to the WAFP-Foundation office. The deadline for nominations is November 8th. For more information, contact WAFP-Foundation by email or by calling (262) 512-0606.

Thank you,
Janice Litza, MD
Donor Spotlight
Mark Deyo-Svendsen, MD, FAAFP

Mark Deyo-Svendsen, MD, FAAFP is a WAFP member, on the WAFP-F Board of Directors and President Circle donor.  He has provided financial support enhancing Family Medicine workforce in Wisconsin, contributing greatly to Students to National Conference and other foundation programs.

Why did you choose to donate to the Student to National Conference, and how is that important to you?
My spouse and I are very deliberate in our annual giving plan. We invest in organizations that share our vision and our values.  By joining with other people with similar goals, we can do so much more than we could ever do by ourselves. WAFP is a great partner in advocating for the health care needs of the communities we serve, and is the only significant voice to call students in to Family Medicine.
What do you want accomplish by giving to Students to National Conference?

The National Conference is always the singular event that motivates students to go into Family Medicine, or confirms that plan for those who always knew they wanted to be a Family Physician. By supporting attendance at the National Conference, we are helping to build the workforce of our future.
What advice would you give to up-and-coming medical students wanting to pursue Family Medicine in Wisconsin?
Go to Kansas City as often as you can. Spend time in a rural or small-town rotation, and experience the joy that comes with providing care to people of all ages and stages of life.


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