The Life-Changing Power of Mentorship

Everyone needs a mentor, whether you’re a basketball player, CEO, or Infectious Disease (ID) specialist. To achieve success, you need someone to provide support, observe your work and offer invaluable perspective.

The profession of infectious diseases continues to remain deeply rooted in the belief that mentorship is a powerful entrée into the field. In fact, most ID professionals cite mentors as the spark that ignited their decision to become part of the ever-changing and dynamic landscape of infectious diseases.

Through the first ever #IDYourMENTOR campaign, the IDSA Foundation intends to shine a light on the power of mentorship and the incredible leaders in the field who have helped cultivate the ID luminaries of today – and tomorrow.

Now’s your chance to publicly thank your mentor for impacting your professional path, while helping to pay it forward for the next generation of ID leaders!

When you make a gift through #IDYourMENTOR, your name and your mentor’s will be recognized below in our Mentor Honor Roll, on social media outlets and in the Foundation’s lounge at IDWeek 2019. Upon request, we will also send your mentor a card notifying him/her about your generous tribute gift. Click the image below to share your story and make your gift in honor of your mentor.


IDSA President, Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA, believes in the power of mentorship!  So much in fact, he has generously committed to match every dollar donated to the #IDYourMENTOR campaign up to $10,000 until the end of Oct 2018. Double your impact by making a gift today to support the power of mentorship!

Funds raised will be used to support the IDSA Foundation’s early career mentorship programs. Thank you to our incredible donors and supporters who helped us raised over $28,000! 

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Mentor Honor Roll

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