To all IDSA Friends,
This is truly an exciting and transformational time for the IDSA Foundation. As we look back at our many accomplishments during the past year, the IDSA Foundation is proud to have played a part in helping to introduce, engage and excite thousands of potentially new ID leaders to explore careers in the field of infectious diseases.
Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation was able to provide more than $459,500, in the last year, for ID research, scholarships and travel awards through all of our programmatic vehicles. While these resources provided significant impact, we had to turn away many deserving applicants due to lack of unrestricted funds.
Recognizing the need for additional funding to address these grant-making needs, we launched our first annual fundraising campaign, Our Path Forward. Our goal is to not only increase the amount of grant funds available but also to be positioned as a resource to the next generation of ID leaders and those affected by infectious diseases year-round. As we look to the work ahead, our path forward is clear. We are taking bold steps onward to achieve our vision of a world free from the burdens of infectious diseases.
I hope you will join me today in being a part of the IDSA Foundation’s innovative progress! You can get involved by becoming a volunteer, mentoring a rising ID leader, or making a donation to support our impactful programs.
Chris Busky, CAE
Chief Executive Officer