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Help create a new endowment for the Physician Assistant program


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We are excited to share with you the news that the PA Classes of 2018 and 2019 are working with the CHP Alumni Association to create an endowment for the Physician Assistant Program. As the newest program at the College of Health Professions and with only about 150 program alumni, ours is the only CHP department without its own dedicated fund.

As the program has grown, we felt the natural next step was to establish a dedicated fund to provide a direct way for current students, alumni, and others connected to the program to give back. An endowment will provide funding for the program in perpetuity.  

The new PA Educational Enrichment Endowment will be managed by the Upstate Foundation in conjunction with the CHP Alumni Association and the PA program director. This collaboration will ensure that funds will be used specifically to enhance the educational experiences of PA students and faculty. Potential uses may include lab equipment, guest lecturers, and continuing education for PA faculty.

We are asking for your collective help to reach the $10,000 required to create the endowment. Through fundraising events and early donations, we are off to a great start, but there is still a long way to go before this can truly flourish – that’s where you come in.

The Upstate Foundation believes in the importance of this project and has agreed to match your gift of any size for a limited time. Gifts of $250 or more will be recognized on a plaque in the PA department. 

Ultimately, your generosity will impact not only the education of PA students, but most importantly the care that Upstate’s PA Alumni continue to give to patients for years to come.

Thank you in advance!

Sincerely, 

Patrick Fontaine - President, PA Class of 2019

Samantha Effinger - Student Government, PA Class of 2019

Samantha Otis – President, PA Class of 2018

Kathryn Shaw – Student Government, PA Class of 2018

Lindsey Davenport – PA Class of 2018

Amanda Liew – PA Class of 2018

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