Become a Friend of the Trust

“There has never been a greater need for those who can clearly explain, through visuals, the complexities of high-tech medicine. The support received from the Friends of the Trust allows us – as the vanguard of these efforts — to better achieve our mission and goals.” Bill Andrews, Founding President of the Vesalius Trust

The Vesalius Trust meets its goals by financially supporting multiple research and educational projects each year. These range from graduate student theses to programs by professionals in the field; many of which have resulted in long-term benefits to biomedical communication and, in turn, to medical and patient education.

This support would be impossible without The Friends of the Trust, who are dedicated to investing in the future of the Vesalius Trust. They firmly and passionately believe in the Trust’s mission to support education and research in visual communications for the health sciences. Each Friend of the Trust is committed to the sustainability of the Trust, generously supporting the Foundation in a meaningful way, encouraging and inspiring others to give as well.

Founding Secretary Marcia Hartsock said of the Friends:

“This is a very good way to return to my profession some of the benefits I have received from it.”

Friends of the Trust pledge $5,000 in support over a five-year period, to provide a solid foundation for future Trust activities and stewardship.

A Friend may pledge cash or appreciated equities. Fulfillment of the pledge may be in a one-time payment, or via annual or semiannual installments. Contributions to the Trust, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, may be fully deductible under current tax laws and can potentially reduce your personal or family taxes. We welcome questions, comments and suggestions, and would be happy to provide potential Friends with financial statements or other information.

A Friend of the Trust is committed to the sustainability of the Vesalius Trust, and generously supports the foundation in a meaningful way that encourages and inspires others to give as well. A Friend of the Trust pledges to make a significant donation over a five-year period to provide a solid foundation for future Trust activities and stewardship.

Contributions to the Trust, a 501(c)3 organization, are fully deductible under current tax laws and can potentially reduce your personal or family taxes.

Become a Friend of the Trust today. Here’s how:



Vesalius

Andreas Friends of the Trust pledge $5,000 in support over a five-year period to provide a solid foundation for future Trust activities and stewardship. Andreas Friends, named for Andreas Vesalius, are our top level donors in the Friends of the Trust.

  • Andreas Friends are noted on the home page of the Vesalius Trust website as a Friend of the Trust;
  • Receive a personally inscribed certificate, suitable for framing;
  • Are recognized at the Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting;
  • Become members of the Advisory Board and are invited to the Trust Board of Directors Meetings;
  • Receive a promotional item to promote the Trust to others, which may include a t-shirt, book or other marketing tool from the Trust.


DaVinci

Leonardo Friends of the Trust pledge $2,500 in support, $500 annually over a five-year period. Leonardo Friends are named after Leonardo da Vinci, exemplar “Renaissance Man” and master of observational artistic studies of the human body.

  • Leonardo Friends receive a personally inscribed certificate, suitable for framing;
  • Receive a promotional item to promote the Trust to others, which may include a t-shirt, book or other marketing tool from the Trust;
  • Are listed among Leonardo Friends on the donor page of the website.



Brodel

Max Friends of the Trust pledge $1,250 in support, $250 annually over a five-year period. Max Friends are named after Max Brödel, the German-born medical illustrator who immigrated to the United States in the late 1890s and founded the first school of medical illustration in the U.S.

  • Max Friends receive a personally inscribed certificate, suitable for framing;
  • Are listed among Max Friends on the donor page of the website.



All Trust donors receive an acknowledgement of their gift and appreciation from members of the Trust Board of Directors.

Fulfillment of the pledge may be in a one-time payment, or via annual or semiannual installments. Pledges may be fulfilled in cash or appreciated equities. We welcome questions, comments and suggestions, and would be happy to provide potential Friends with financial statements or other information.

Unless anonymity is requested, the Friends of the Trust will be publicly acknowledged on the website and in other promotional materials about the Trust.



Friends of the Trust:

Bill and Vicki Andrews
Michael Belknap and Gillian F. Duncan
Don Biggerstaff
Robert Demarest
Barbara Finch
Marcia Hartsock
William Hamilton and Dr. Jackie Bird
Gary Lees
Jill Rhead
Gary Schnitz
Mark Schornak and Deborah A. Raven
Sue Seif and Stu Kirkland
Edith Tagrin
Linda Warren