Giving November initiative brings in $50,000-plus to SVS Foundation


The SVS Foundation’s extension of Giving Today into Giving November was a big success, with more than $50,000 donated to Foundation research, grants, awards and projects.

A host of Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members provided matching funds of more than $20,000 in giving challenges for both Giving November and Giving Tuesday. The latter is the global day of giving held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—which was Nov. 30 in 2021.

The SVS Executive Board of Directors and the SVS Foundation Board of Directors, plus the chairs of the SVS Development Committee, banded together to match up to $20,000 in donations. That goal was reached well before the month’s end, said Peter Nelson, MD, chair of the Development Committee.

In all, the Foundation received $29,910 from 183 individuals and one society— including the Giving Tuesday campaign. A separate SVS staff challenge resulted in $1,315 in donations from 17 staff and contracted individuals, with that amount matched by donations from Executive Director Kenneth M. Slaw, PhD, and SVS Foundation Executive Director Rupa Brosseau.

“Our members have made November 2021 one of the most monumental and memorable months that the Foundation has ever seen,” said Nelson.

“SVS members have really stepped up in the past few years, with not only larger donation totals but also more members participating,” added Foundation Chair Peter Lawrence, MD. “Both factors are pivotal to the success of our mission. Without money, there is no mission. I am grateful to our members and also to our leadership’s example in leading the way to a strong SVS Foundation.”

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