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2017 ASHFoundation Events and Deadlines 


ASHFoundation Events at ASHA in Los Angeles 

The hottest ticket in L.A.!
Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 pm
ASHFoundation Fundraiser in the Spotlight, Belasco Theatre

Followed by...
Friday, Nov. 10, 6:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                            
Founders Breakfast, Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles 

Come witness as the ASHFoundation awards more than $500,000 to our 2017 funding recipients. Donors at the Founders level (at least $100) or higher will be recognized for their generosity and receive an invitation to the breakfast. Become a donor by September 30 to receive your invitation.

   2016 ASHFoudation Annual Founders Breakfast

Just before receiving their awards, 2016 New Century Scholars Doctoral  Scholarship recipients join ASHFoundation trustee Lesley Olswang and  her husband, Steve, for breakfast at the ASHFoundation Annual Founders Breakfast.

55th Birthday Bash Raises More than $10,000 for ASHFoundation Programs

Tommie L. Robinsin, Jr. saw the occasion of his 55th birthday as the perfect opportunity to throw a party and ask his nearly 150 guests to make a donation to the ASHFoundation instead of giving him a gift. Tommie's comrades—coworkers and other professional colleagues, fellow church and choir members, patients and their families, neighbors, and even his own family members—celebrated Tommie with very generous donations that amounted to more than $10,000 to support ASHFoundation funding programs. But Tommie’s not done yet—donors are continuing to join the celebration with a donation in Tommie’s honor. Learn how you can host your own Fabulous Fundraiser to raise money for the ASHFoundation (e-mail Beverly Ryan at [email protected] or phone 301-296-8704.) 

Tommie Robinson 55th birthday party

Tommy Robinson enjoys a moment with some of his guests at his 55th birthday bash fundraiser.

Boosting Speech Perception for Kids with Hearing Loss

Andrea Dunn, PhD, recipient of a 2013 Clinical Research Grant and a 2009 New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship, reflects on how her ASHFoundation funding helped advance her work to improve communication ability for children with hearing loss, how it acted as a springboard for future grant funding, and how it introduced her to an invaluable network of peer support.

Dreaming Possibilities Through ASHFoundation Funding

Richard Zraick, PhD, recipient of a 1999 New Investigators Research Grant, discusses his ASHFoundation-funded researchin the use of "standardized patients" in graduate speech-language pathology training.

3 Universities ( far) Reach 100% Faculty Giving to the ASHFoundation in 2017

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to Purdue University, Texas Tech University, and Wichita State University! These universities have achieved 100% faculty participation in donating to the ASHFoundation in 2017. Learn about the universities and their Ambassadors who are leading the way through the University Giving Program.


And Our Winners Are:

  • Nadine Martin – Emmy Award package
  • Renee Kinder – ASHA Convention VIP package
  • Cathleen Bergin – $50 gift certificate 
  • Helen Sharp – $50 gift certificate

The Tinseltown two-fer raffle raised more than $11,000 to support the ASHFoundation funding programs. The ASHFoundation thanks the approximately 325 ASHA members who supported the raffle by purchasing tickets.

Mary Wilson Receives 2016 Spirit of Philanthropy Award 
Congratulations to Mary S. Wilson, the ASHFoundation's 2016 Spirit of Philanthropy Award recipient. Mary was honored at the 2016 Founders Breakfast in Philadelphia for her sustained and significant philanthropic service over 34 years with widespread impact.

2016 Convention: Mary Wilson-275

Mary Wilson receives the 2016 Spirit of Philanthropy Award from ASHFoundation president, Tom Campbell.

Other News

ASHFoundation Awards Record $740,000 in 2016 
The ASHFoundation awarded its largest funding disbursement in history recently—$740,000 was awarded in scholarships, research grants, and clinical achievement awards to 68 recipients. Meet our 2016 award recipients

Implementation Science Summit—Speaker Presentations Available
The full presentations from the ASHFoundation's 2014 Implementation Science Summit are available.   Drinkware-0410313

Be Cool, Look Precocious, and Support the Fantastic ASHFoundation
Have fun with our new whimsical tumbler, inscribed with the ASHFoundation logo, and "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"—the longest word in English—a word that speaks to all who care about human communication. Choose your favorite color—red, orange or purple. A great gift for you or a colleague. Order now.

ASHFoundation Offers the Communicate for Life Bracelet.   bracelet

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