When you give to the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation (OPPF), you are giving the gift of hope for research, education and enlightenment for better psychiatric care of all Ohioans.
Anyone Can Support the Foundation
In addition to OPPA members, contributions by non-member psychiatrists, corporations, philanthropists, families, grateful patients and other friends of psychiatry are welcomed and very much appreciated!
Ways to Give
With the overarching theme of "Advancing the Understanding of Mental Illness for a Healthy Ohio," the OPPF achieves its mission through programs, awards and collaborative initiatives in three specific areas:
- Public Education
- Professional Education
The OPPF seeks to build philanthropic partnerships with individuals, corporations and organizations to advance its mission now and in the future. There are many ways to support the OPPF with a gift arrangement that fulfills your charitable goals.
Leave a Legacy
You can plan to advance mental health for many years into the future and establish a lasting legacy for you and your family.
Planned giving lets you find ways to make charitable gifts now, or after your lifetime, while enjoying financial benefits for you and your family and utilizing your estate assets rather than disposable income.
The most common planned gift is a bequest in your will or living trust. You may wish to include the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation for a specific amount, a percentage, or the residual after providing for your loved ones.
Other planned gifts include:
- A charitable gift annuity;
- A charitable remainder trust;
- A charitable lead trust;
- An endowment fund;
- Retirement plan assets;
- Life insurance policies.
You may wish to consult your legal or financial advisor to make such a contribution. To learn more about your planned giving options, and how these gifts can make a real difference to the work of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association, email the the OPPF today.
Upon notification of your intention, the Foundation will add you to our Legacy Society.
In 2011, the OPPF Board established two memorial funds, which we know many of you will want to support:
Sponsor/Mentor a Medical Student
Medical Student Mentorship "Consider Psychiatry"
In recent years, the number of medical students choosing to specialize in psychiatry has declined. OPPF has initiated efforts to encourage medical students to consider a residency in psychiatry. OPPF's goal is to provide quality enriched activities for medical students, allowing them to gain greater exposure to psychiatry and offering them an opportunity to meet and network with practicing psychiatrists
You can help achieve this goal by paying the meeting registration fee for a medical student to attend OPPA’s Annual Psychiatric Update. Your support can be accomplished in one of two ways: 1) If you have a particular student you wish to sponsor, simply complete the registration form, making sure to include the student information, and fax to (614) 481-7559; or 2) If you do not have a particular student in mind, we will pair you up with a medical student who has indicated an interest in attending if there is a sponsorship available - you may register online or fax the registration form to our office.
This year's medical student sponsorship program covers only basic costs for attendance and program materials. If you would
like to turn your support of a medical student into a tax-deductible contribution click HERE to complete a contribution form.