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The Academy Foundation and its Donors Provide Support for Those in Need

In 2017, there was a great need for support for those who the endured the hurricanes in the Southeast and the wildfires and mudslides in the West and Northwest. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (Foundation), through its Disaster Relief Funds, awarded over $105,000 in aid to support nearly 80 Academy members and other [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:35:14-05:00March 19th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments

March Monthly Message

Happy National Nutrition Month! I don’t know about you, but as soon as it’s March 1, even if the weather might not be cooperating, I think of spring. It’s like a new beginning, knowing that leaves and flowers and green grass will be showing up soon. Of course, it’s also National Nutrition Month [...]

By |2018-03-05T12:23:34-06:00March 5th, 2018|Foundation Chair Message|0 Comments

Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Supports the Academy Foundation’s Second Century Campaign with a $150,000 Gift!

The Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group (PNPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has committed $150,000 over the next two years to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Second Century Campaign to support the establishment of a Pediatric Malnutrition Fellow. The PNPG investment will fund a RDN member of the PNPG to participate in [...]

By |2018-07-31T11:46:36-05:00February 26th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments

February Monthly Message

February is a Time to Show our Appreciation for our Donors and Volunteers! It hit me that Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day this year, so for those of you who love chocolate but are giving it (or all desserts) up for Lent, it’s a dilemma. For those who [...]

By |2018-03-01T13:08:48-06:00February 6th, 2018|Foundation Chair Message|0 Comments

Distinguished Donor and Academy Member, Colonel Frances G. Ballentine, MS, RetRD, Leaves a Legacy with the Academy Foundation

Colonel Frances Gasson Ballentine, MS, RetRD, an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member since 1944 and a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, passed away in November of 2017 at the age of 95, bequeathing more than $250,000 to the Academy Foundation through her estate. Colonel Ballentine had a distinguished career in the United States Air [...]

By |2018-02-22T15:16:43-06:00January 26th, 2018|Recipient Spotlight|0 Comments

January Monthly Message

Starting Off 2018 with Record Fundraising, Critical Project Funding and Foundation Award Opportunities! Happy New Year! There’s always a feeling of excitement and anticipation that comes with starting a new year. And speaking of excitement, there are several Foundation-related bits of news about which I’m thrilled to report. First, pledges and collections for the Second [...]

By |2018-03-01T13:09:00-06:00January 3rd, 2018|Foundation Chair Message|0 Comments

How the New Tax Bill Effects the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

The new tax bill could have a major impact on non-profits nationwide, including your Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The bill includes a higher standard deduction that eliminates the financial incentive for most families to itemize deductions, including charitable deductions. It is estimated that more than 28 million fewer Americans could itemize their deductions, [...]

By |2018-02-22T15:17:37-06:00December 21st, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

December Monthly Message

Our Foundation Makes a Significant Impact Through Scholarships, Awards and Research Grants! “I am so thankful to have received this scholarship, as it will help me to achieve my goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian.” Christie Sauer, MS Whenever I speak to someone who’s unfamiliar with the Academy Foundation and its good works, the [...]

By |2018-03-01T13:09:06-06:00December 4th, 2017|Foundation Chair Message|0 Comments

Why Do Academy Members Support their Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation?

“I choose to give to the Academy Foundation because I value the work it does. The scope of the Academy is focused on the advancing the profession. I value the Academy Foundation because it allows for an important focused effort on philanthropy with their scholarship, grant and nutrition education programs.I am especially passionate about the [...]

By |2017-11-21T14:27:56-06:00November 21st, 2017|Recipient Spotlight|0 Comments

November Monthly Message

The Academy Foundation Thanks You for Your Support! Having just returned from FNCE® and celebrating the Academy’s 100-year anniversary, it’s hard not to feel exhilarated as well as proud – proud to be in our profession, to be an Academy member, and to be a Foundation donor. FNCE® 2017 attendees stepped up in a big [...]

By |2018-03-01T13:09:12-06:00November 1st, 2017|Foundation Chair Message|0 Comments