The Foundation’s Legacy Society is a group of supporters who have left the Foundation in their will or made estate plans that include a future gift. The Legacy Society allow those with a passion for the profession to have a lasting impact. Learn more about this opportunity at legacyfpt.org.


The Magistro Founders Society is named in recognition of the Foundation’s first president and chairman, Charles M. Magistro, to highlight the impact that vision and steadfast support can have on paving the way for future generations of investigators. Each year, the Foundation recognizes couples or individuals whose combined personal, or cumulative giving has reached $5,000 or more as members of the Magistro Founders Society. All outright contributions made to the Foundation are included in this total, regardless of the gift designation.

Society members’ demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting physical therapy research and their gifts allow the Foundation to provide funding to some of today’s brightest physical therapist investigators. We are grateful for the generosity of these donors and their continued support of our mission.


Donors who give to the President’s Sustaining Fund provide the needed resources to sustain the Foundation’s activities and rigorous scientific review process. All donors who give at the $100 or higher level receive a quarterly print newsletter. Supporters ($250-$499), Sustainer Donors ($500-$999), and President’s Circle Donors ($1,000-$4,999) are eligible for benefits including invitations to special networking events, recognition badges, and inclusion in Foundation print materials including the Annual Report. For more information about all benefits, contact Barbara Malm at info@foundation4pt.org or call 800/875-1378.


  • Recognition on the Foundation’s website.
  • Invitation to the Foundation’s Donor Networking Reception at CSM.
  • Recognition in print materials at the Foundation’s Donor Networking Reception at CSM.
  • All of the above, plus
  • Tell your story of philanthropy through a donor blog featured on the Foundation’s website.
  • Attend an exclusive meet and greet donor reception with Foundation researchers and Board.
  • All of the above, plus
  • Meeting with Foundation-funded researcher at select conference.
  • All of the above, plus
  • See first-hand how your donation supports PT researchers in the lab (subject to availability in your area and upon request).
  • Prominent donor name recognition throughout the year in various publications.
  • Invite to private briefing with a Foundation Trustee.
  • All of the above, plus
  • Private lunch with President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Become eligible for recognition as a Spirit of Philanthropy Service Award Recipient

Donors who contribute at any of the monetary levels listed above regardless of the project being supported will receive the donor benefits outlined above for their specific level of giving.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Barbara Malm, CEO at 800/875-1378 or info@foundation4pt.org.

Our Legacy Society

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John and Rhonda Barr

Isabelle Bohman*

Nancy and Fred Byl

Susan C. Clinton

Kent and Merle Culley

Pamela A. Duffy

Joe and Edie Farrell

Edee Field-Fote

Jill A. Floberg

Marilyn Gerhard

Roger A. Herr

Bette C. Horstman

Loretta Knutson and Gary Soderberg

Carole Lewis

Theresa Marko

Irene R. McEwen

James and Ardis McKillip

Peter McMenamin

Susan L. Michlovitz

Marilyn Moffat

Jacqueline Montgomery

Janet M. Peterson

Dorothy Pinkston*

Rick and Gwenn Rausch

Paul and Judith Rockar

Randy Roesch

Shawne Soper

Katherine A. Stemm

Steve Tepper and Linda Paferi

Brad A. Thuringer

Pat A. Traynor

Michael Weinper

Francis J. Welk

Steven and Lois Wolf

*as of 6/10/2021

Our Magistro Founders Society

The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation

Stuart and Catriona Binder-Macleod

Nancy and Fred Byl

John and Amy Childs

Barbara H. Connolly

Rebecca L. Craik

W. James Downs, Jr.

Cathy and Jeff Konkler

Magistro Family Foundation

Irene R. McEwen

Marilyn Moffat

Nancy L. Young

Stanley Paris and Catherine Patla

William S. Quillen

St. John Family Foundation

Steven H. Tepper and Linda Paferi

Patricia A. Traynor

Marilyn J. Williams

Paul and Judith Rockar


** as of 6/10/2021

President's Sustaining Fund

President’s Circle ($1,000 - $4,999)

Stephen E. Anderson
Laurence N. Benz
Bill and Jill Boissonnault
Drew G. Bossen
David Brown and Yuelin Dai
John D. Childs
Barbara H. Connolly
Carolyn A. Crutchfield
Anthony Delitto
John C. Dugan
Sharon L. Dunn
Joseph P. Farrell
Martha J. Ferretti
Edelle C. Field-Fote
Tim and Sue Flynn
Neva Greenwald
Ann C. Grove
Mary Jane Harris
Kenneth Harwood and Ellen Costello
Roger A. Herr
Justin A. Hoover
Wen K. Ling
Joyce Maring
Charles L. Martin, Jr. and Carol Martin
Susan L. Michlovitz
Marilyn Moffat
Stuart and Kathryn Platt
Elizabeth J. Protas
William S. Quillen
Richard W. Rausch
Michael R. Riley
Paul and Judith Rockar
Lisa K. Saladin
Elaine Becker Sher
Neil I. Spielholz
Mike T. Studer
Pat A. Traynor
Ann F. Van Sant
Olive E. Whitehead
Steven and Lois Wolf

Sustainer ($500-$999)

Robert C. Bartlett
Janet R. Bezner
Kathy J. Blair
John E. Bonaroti
Samuel M. Brown
Suzanne R. Brown
Terence C. Brown
LeeAnne Carrothers
Paul L. Christensen
Lynn A. Colby
Carmen Cooper-Oguz
Rebecca L. Craik
Deirdre Daley
Eileen Greenan M. Fowler
Karl R. Gibson
Andrew A. Guccione
Jan L. Gwyer
Marcie Harris-Hayes
Alan M. Jette
Ben and Venita Lovelace-Chandler
Patricia McAdoo
Joseph M. McCulloch
Alison L. McKenzie
Rodney A. Miyasaki
Nicolas and Carol Myrianthis
Terrence M. Nordstrom
Barbara J. Norton
Robert J. Palisano
Cathy B. Parrott
Roland J. Perreault
Christopher M. Powers
Richard W. Shutes
R. Scott Ward
Audrey R. Zucker-Levin

Supporter ($250 - $499)

Mark A. Anderson
Susan A. Appling
Richard A. Black
Kyle Covington
Pamela A. Duffy
Kim Dunleavy
Michael J. Emery
Samuel H. Esterson
Jennie K. Gregory
Geraldine M. Grzybek
Paul A. Hildreth
Donald E. Jackson
Craig D. Johnson
Karen L. Kemmis
Robert Kilpatrick
Aimee B. Klein
Paula M. Ludewig
Peggy J. Lynam
Kathleen K. Mairella
Victoria G. Marchese
William F. McGehee
Miriam R. Rafferty
Timothy M. Schell
Susan C. Schiliro
Sheila M. Schindler-Ivens
Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley
Patrick J. Vanbeveren
Pamela S. White
Sheree C. York