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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is the only charitable organization devoted exclusively to promoting nutrition and dietetics, funding health and nutrition research as well as improving the health of communities through public nutrition education programs.

Although affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity and does not receive any portion of member dues. The success and impact of its programs and services are attributed to the generous support of its donors, which have helped the Foundation become a catalyst for Academy members and the profession to come together to improve the nutritional health of the public.

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Meet Our Donors

Donor Report

The 2015-2016 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Donor Report includes all individual, affiliate, DPG and MIG donors, as well as corporate supporters.

View the Foundation Donor Report.

Support the Foundation

View the infographic to see how Foundation relies on donations, not dues, to fund our work.

Emeritus Society

The Emeritus Society is made up of a special group of members have displayed exemplary leadership, commitment and ongoing financial support to the Foundation. Emeritus status is conferred on a member who has been with the Academy for 25 years or more and supported the Foundation with lifetime giving of at least $50,000.

Thank you to our Emeritus donors for sharing their time, talent and treasure with the Foundation. Your passion for creating healthy futures through philanthropy is an incredibly valuable asset.

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  • Frances Ballentine, MS, RetRD
  • Neva Cochran, MS, RD, LD
  • Sonja Connor, MS, RD, LD
  • Velmabelle Cornford, MBA
  • Judith Dodd, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
  • Jim and Susan Finn, PhD, RD, FADA
  • Herbert and Nylda Gemple, RD
  • Jean M. Grant, MA
  • Jean Hankin, DrPH, MPH, MS, RetRD
  • Diane W. Heller, MMSc, RDN, LDz
  • Mary Hess, LHD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
  • Lois Jackson, MS, LDN
  • Robert Langholz, JD
  • Susan Laramee, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND
  • Janet Schilling, MPH, MS, RD
  • Lester Strong
  • Alice Wimpfheimer, MS, RD, CDNZ

I WILL Legacy Society Members

Many members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have shown their support by naming the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation in their will. Special thanks for the following who have included the Foundation in their estate plans. View the I WILL Legacy Society Members

Ways to Give

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Would you like to honor a special Registered Dietitian Nutritionist that has made a difference in your life or provide a memorial gift in memory of a loved one through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Tribute Gift Program?

The Foundation invites you to celebrate a mentor or special accomplishment of a RDN through an honorary gift or provide a memorial gift for a loved one that has passed away, while making a gift to your Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. This is the perfect way to recognize the special people who make a difference in your life while making an important investment in the future of the dietetics profession. Your friend, colleague or loved one’s family will be notified of your thoughtfulness through a personalized acknowledgement letter.

For more information, contact the Foundation at 312/899-4773 or foundation@eatright.org.

If your goal is to…
Make a Gift to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s Future That Does Not Detract from Your Current Cash Flow:
Include the Foundation in your estate plans.

Leave More of Your Estate to Heirs:
Name the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. Contribute tax free dollars for use at a later date through a retirement plan. Distributions from retirement funds are taxed but can provide tax advantages.

Receive Potential Income Tax Deductions and Avoid Capital Gains:
Consider bonds, stocks and securities. Benefits of these non-cash options may include a tax deduction and a reduction or avoidance of capital gains tax.

Create a Gift That Won’t Detract From Your Estate:
Donate a life insurance policy. Name the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation as a beneficiary if you have more life insurance than your family needs, or consider taking out a new policy with the Foundation as the beneficiary.

Consider making a planned gift to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation which will make a difference now and in the future. The Foundation strongly advocates consulting your legal and financial counsel when making estate plans.

Take advantage of the Charitable IRA Rollover and give to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

If you intend to make a gift to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation through your estate planning, please fill out our Declaration of Intent form so we may properly recognize you.

For more information on any planned giving option, contact Susie Burns.

The impact of your gift to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation may be doubled or possibly tripled! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will match any charitable contribution made by their employees. Some companies will match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. If your company offers an employee matching gifts program, you can make your donation go twice as far with a matching gift to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

Please check with your human resources department to see if your company participates in a matching gift program.

The Foundation encourages individuals, corporations, affiliates and dietetic practice groups to support the scholarship, awards and grants programs.

If you are speaking at an industry event and earning an honorarium for your efforts, please consider donating the honorarium to the Foundation. Your honorarium donation is a great way to make an investment in the future of the dietetics profession. You may request the honorarium check to be made out to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation or donate the sum of the honorarium.

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law.

All donor contact information is kept confidential and will not be released outside the Foundation. Donors who wish to remain anonymous will not have their names posted on any donor lists.