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

Legacy Donor List as of 3/17/2023

John and Rhonda Barr
Nancy and Fred Byl
Susan C. Clinton
Barbara Connolly
Kent and Merle Culley
Pamela A. Duffy
Joseph and Edith Farrell
Edelle C. Field-Fote

Jill A. Floberg
Marilyn Gerhard
Roger A. Herr
Bette C. Horstman
Loretta Knutson and Gary Soderberg
Carole B. Lewis
Theresa Marko

Irene R. McEwen
James and Ardis McKillip*
Peter J. McMenamin
Susan L. Michlovitz
Ruth U. Mitchell*
Marilyn Moffat
Janet M. Peterson
Dorothy Pinkston*

Rick and Gwenn Rausch
Paul and Judith Rockar
Randy Roesch
Robyn Roth, PT, APT, MPA and Mack McKinley
Sara Schoppenhorst*
Shawne E. Soper
Katherine A. Stemm

Steven H. Tepper and Linda Paferi
Brad A. Thuringer
Pat A. Traynor
Michael Weinper
Francis J. Welk
Steven and Lois Wolf

* deceased

FPTR is proud to have the support of a robust group of Legacy Society donors who wish to remain anonymous.

Our 2023 Magistro Founders Society

Magistro Donor List as of 5/31/2023

Stuart A. Binder-Macleod
Barbara H. Connolly
Rebecca L. Craik
Mary Jane Harris
Roger A. Herr
Cathy and Jeff Konkler
Marilyn Moffat
William S. Quillen
Paul and Judith Rockar

2023 President's Sustaining Fund

PSF Donor List as of 8/31/2023

President’s Circle ($1,000 - $4,999)

Shannon Albanese
Mark Anderson
Michael B. Arnall
Jane Baldwin
Steven Chesbro
Jonathan Cooperman
Carolyn A. Crutchfield
Kent Culley
Anthony Delitto
Janet Downey
Timothy and Susan Flynn
Edelle C. Field-Fote
Steve M. Foster
Doreen Frank
James Gordon
Neva F. Greenwald
Susan Griffin
Marc A. Guillet
Thomas DiAngelis and Jeanine Gunn
Gregory Hartley
Debbie Ingram
Michael Johnson
Emilie Jones
Kathleen Kelly
Patricia King
Anne Kloos
Wen K. Ling
Tara Manal
Theresa Marko
Charles L. Martin
Patricia McAdoo
Bill McGehee
Peter J. McMenamin
Sue L. Michlovitz
Nancy Neuhoff
Sandra Norby
Terrence Nordstrom
Stanley Paris and Catherine Patla
Rita Pierson
Stuart H. Platt
Christopher M. Powers
Richard W. Rausch
Michael R. Riley
Richard Ritter
Elaine Rosen
Sandra Rusnak
Marcus Schick
Laurie Seckel
Edward St. Claire
Mike T. Studer
The Getz Foundation
Patricia A. Traynor
Sam Ward
Beth Whitehead
Holly Wise
Steve L. Wolf and Lois B. Wolf
Louise D. Yurko
Mary Zupkus

Sustainer ($500-$999)

Robert Baird
Robert C. Bartlett
Edie K. Benner
Samuel M. Brown
LeeAnne Carrothers
Paul Christensen
Michael T. Cibulka
Carmen Cooper-Oguz
Lynn A. Colby
K. Covington
Deirdre Daley
Cynthia Driskell
Pamela A. Duffy
Gammon Earhart
Mike J. Emery
Jill Floberg
Eileen M. Fowler
Karl R. Gibson
Jay M. Goodfarb
Jennie K. Gregory
Ann C. Grove
Andrew A. Guccione
Francis X. Guglielmo
Jill Heitzman
Paul A. Hildreth
Donald Jackson
Alan Jette
Dianne Jewell
Craig D. Johnson
Joseph V. Libera
Venita and Benjamin Lovelace-Chandler
Judith Mann
Suzanne Martin
Joseph M. McCulloch
Marsha Melnick
James Milder
Rodney Miyasaki
Robert J. Palisano
Attilio S. Pensavalle
David W. Qualls
Shirley A. Sahrmann
Babette Sanders
Susan C. Schiliro
Sue A. Sisto
Willes Sonnefield
William C. Temes
Timothy Thorsen
Patrick J. VanBeveren
Wade D. VanDover
Jessie VanSwearingen
H. Philip Vierling
R. S. Scott Ward
Nancy T. White
Audrey R. Zucker-Levin

Supporter ($250 - $499)

Susan A. Appling
Elaine Becker
Janet Bezner
Drew Bossen
David Brown
Suzanne R. Brown
Terence Brown
Jeremy B. Crow
John Dugan
Sharon Dunn
Debra L. Engel
Geraldine M. Grzybek
Steven A. Hoffman
Gail Jensen
Joanne S. Katz
Karen L. Kemmis
Aimee Klein
Catherine S. Lane
Catherine E. Lang
Michelle M. Lusardi
Peggy J. Lynam
Kathleen K. Mairella
Terry R. Malone
Victoria G. Marchese
Nicolas and Carol A. Myrianthis
Roland J. Perreault
R. Barney Poole
Elizabeth Protas
Miriam R. Rafferty
William Roberts
Lisa Saladin
Richard Shutes
Niel Spielholz
Dennis Spillane
Deydre S. Teyhen
Victoria S. Tilley
Arie J. Van Duijn
Scott H. Voshell
John Wallace
Kerry E. Walsh
Pamela S. White
Rob P. Worth