A Month of Giving Thanks!
November is a time of year where we celebrate thankfulness. I’m grateful for so much including everyone who participated in Foundation events last month at FNCE®. Whether you attended a Saturday Symposium, bid on a silent auction item at the Foundation booth or joined in the celebration at our Foundation Gala, you helped support our profession through your participation.
I was honored to represent our Foundation throughout the conference. FNCE® provided an opportunity to share our Foundation stories, meet scholarship, award and grant recipients and thank so many of you who contribute to our Foundation and help make a difference. If you were not able to attend, below is one of the new Foundation videos we were able share with attendees focusing on our Second Century Member Campaign and the impact we are making throughout the profession.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving later this month and enjoy the holiday season, I want to express my thanks and gratitude to everyone who donates their time, treasure and talent to our organization. Because of you, our Foundation can touch the lives of so many Academy members and truly make a difference. Hundreds of Academy members, like Alyssa, benefit from your donations each year through scholarships, awards, grants, fellowships and disaster relief support.
“I am beyond grateful for this scholarship! It will allow me to pursue my goals of completing an internship and contributing to a growing diversity in the dietetics field.”
Alyssa M. Thomas, MPH
2019 Colonel Miriam E. Perry Goll Memorial Scholarship Recipient
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, the day kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. As you consider donating to your favorite charities, please remember the one devoted to your very own chosen profession. Consider the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation for #GivingTuesday. Together we are helping create a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition!
Kathy Wilson-Gold, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation