FPTR Legacy Society Donor Spotlight: Carole B. Lewis, Longtime PT Leader

A legacy gift is one of the most personal ways of ensuring your values of supporting the physical therapy profession carry on for future generations. By leaving the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) a planned gift, Legacy Society members are making the physical therapy profession stronger through investing in research and researchers.

Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MPA, MSG, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA, added to her long list of accomplishments in the field. In 2018, Lewis joined FPTR’s Legacy Society by naming FPTR as a beneficiary in her will. “It is an easy way to give,” said Lewis. “I view the physical therapy profession as my family. It is important to support research in the profession, and what better way than to leave money to my family.”

Lewis is a clinician, leader, and innovator in the profession. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation and Adjunct Professor at George Washington University. Lewis is also a prolific writer. She has published in several journals and authored numerous textbooks on aging and physical therapy. She is also recipient of countless awards including the APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award, the Mary McMillan Lecture Award, the Section on Geriatrics’ Clinical Excellence Award, and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Joan Mills Award.

Learn more about estate giving. Visit Legacyfpt.org.


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