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Legacy Circle

Demonstrate your dedication to the Society and long-term commitment to supporting its mission to promote excellence in patient care.

The mission of the ASLMS is to promote excellence in patient care by advancing biomedical application of lasers and other related technologies worldwide. ASLMS encourages and accepts gifts to or for the benefit of the ASLMS for purposes that will help the ASLMS fulfill its mission.

What is the Legacy Gifting Fund?

The Legacy Gifting Fund is a perpetual legacy fund so that proceeds earned on the fund may be directed toward purposes that support and carry out the mission of the ASLMS. The ASLMS Board of Directors established the Legacy Gifting Policy in November of 2019 (see policy below) and established the Gift Acceptance Committee. 

The Gift Acceptance Committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing all gifts proposed to be made to the Society, properly screening, accepting or declining those gifts, and making recommendations to the Board on gift acceptance issues when appropriate.  The committee will also approve and/or direct the allocation of investment proceeds that support and carry out the mission of the Society.  The committee consists of the President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair of the Finance Committee.  The Society will seek the advice of legal counsel in matters relating to the acceptance of gifts when appropriate. See current Gift Acceptance Committee members

What is the Legacy Circle?

Individuals who have made a gift, either current or deferred, to secure the future growth and mission of the ASLMS, are recognized as part of the Legacy Circle. Legacy donors can create a powerful legacy by making a direct impact on the cause that is important to them. Donors will be recognized in perpetuity through ASLMS marketing platforms.

Donors may wish to remain anonymous and will have the opportunity to indicate this on the donation form. 

 Legacy Circle Members

 

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Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA

How Do I Donate to the Legacy Circle?

We appreciate donors’ consideration of any gift to the ASLMS, both current and deferred, to secure the future growth and mission of the ASLMS. You may make a gift at any time by completing the Legacy Circle Donation form via the link below.  

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ASLMS Legacy Gifting Policy

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), a not for profit 501(c)(3) organized under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, encourages and accepts gifts to or for the benefit of the ASLMS for purposes that will help the ASLMS fulfill its mission. The mission of the ASLMS is to promote excellence in patient care by advancing biomedical application of lasers and other related technologies worldwide. The aim of this policy is to build a perpetual legacy fund so that proceeds earned on the fund may be directed toward purposes that support and carry out the mission of the ASLMS.

Purpose of Policies and Guidelines

The ASLMS Board of Directors has a fiduciary duty to assure that the ASLMS’ assets are used efficiently and are protected from potential liabilities and diversion to purposes other than those that further the ASLMS’ goals. The following policies govern acceptance of gifts made to the ASLMS.

We appreciate donors’ consideration of any gift to the ASLMS, both current and deferred, to secure the future growth and mission of the ASLMS. In all matters involving current and prospective donors, the interest of the donor is important to the ASLMS. Please contact Michelle Morrison (mmorrison@aslms.org or 715-845-9283), Executive Director, or Paula Deffner (Paula@aslms.org or 715-845-9283), Accounting Specialist, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this policy.

These policies and guidelines govern the acceptance of gifts by the ASLMS and provide guidance to prospective donors and their advisors when making gifts to the ASLMS.

Prospective donors should seek the assistance of personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts, including the resulting tax and estate planning consequences. The ASLMS will safeguard the confidentiality of the donor relationship as requested.

Gift Acceptance Committee

The Gift Acceptance Committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing all gifts proposed to be made to the ASLMS, properly screening, accepting or declining those gifts, and making recommendations to the Board on gift acceptance issues when appropriate. The Gift Acceptance Committee will also approve and/or direct the allocation of investment proceeds that support and carry out the mission of the ASLMS. The Gift Acceptance Committee consists of the ASLMS President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. The ASLMS will seek the advice of legal counsel in matters relating to acceptance of gifts when appropriate.

Restrictions on Gifts

The ASLMS will not accept gifts that would result in the ASLMS violating its mission, would result in the ASLMS losing its status as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, are too difficult or too expensive to administer in relation to their value, or would result in any unacceptable consequences for the ASLMS. Decisions on the restrictive nature of a gift, and its acceptance or refusal, shall be made by the Gift Acceptance Committee, in consultation with legal counsel.

Gifts Generally Accepted

Cash – Cash gifts are acceptable in any form, including by check, money order, credit card, wire transfer or on-line.

Marketable Securities – Marketable securities may be transferred electronically to an account maintained at the Society’s brokerage firm. All marketable securities will be sold promptly upon receipt unless otherwise directed by the Gift Acceptance Committee. In some cases, marketable securities may be restricted by, for example, applicable securities laws or the terms of the proposed gift; in such instances, the decision whether to accept the restricted securities shall be made by the Gift Acceptance Committee.

Life Insurance – ASLMS will accept gifts of life insurance where the ASLMS is named as both beneficiary and irrevocable owners of the insurance policy, or of the policy’s cash value. The donor must agree to pay, before due, any future premium payments owing on the policy.

Deferred Compensation/Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. To donate, please complete the Legacy Gifting Form, or contact Michelle Morrison, Executive Director at mmorrison@aslms.org or Paula Deffner,  Accounting Specialist at Paula@aslms.org. Phone: 715-845-9283

Approved by Board of Directors on November 12, 2019
 

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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