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 12/12/2023

Claire E. Beekman
Stuart A. Binder-Macleod
Barbara H. Connolly
Rebecca L. Craik
W. James Downs, Jr.
Neva Greenwald
Marc Guilett
Mary Jane Harris
Roger A. Herr
Cathy and Jeff Konkler

Marilyn Moffat
William S. Quillen
Paul and Judith Rockar
Steven Tepper
Patricia A. Traynor
Beth Whitehead

2023 President's Sustaining Fund

PSF Donor List as of 12/12/2023

President’s Circle ($1,000 - $4,999)

APTA South Carolina
APTA Pennsylvania
California Physical Therapy Association
Florida Physical Therapy Association
Shannon Albanese
Ingrid A. Anderson
Michael B. Arnall
Linda E. Arslanian
Amy F. Bailes
Elaine Becker Sher
Laurence N. Benz
Janet R. Bezner
Joanell A. Bohmert
Bill and Jill Boissonnault
Drew G. Bossen
Terence C. Brown
David A. Brown
Nancy and Fred Byl
Suzann K. Campbell
Monica A. Chase
Michael T. Cibulka
Lynn A. Colby
Carolyn Cotter
Carolyn A. Crutchfield
Diane M. Davis
Anthony and Ronna Delitto
Thomas DiAngelis and Jeanine Gunn
John C. Dugan
Sharon L. Dunn
David M. Esack
Peggy Evans
Joe and Edie Farrell
Martha J. Ferretti
Edelle C. Field-Fote
Timothy W. and Susan C. Flynn
Stephen M. Foster
John A. Gallucci
Steven Z. George
Julie Getz
Jay M. Goodfarb
James and Providencia Gordon
Thomas DiAngelis and Jeanine Gunn
Janet L. Gwyer
Robert G. Hauge
Dwayne Hofstatter
Justin A. Hoover
Donald E. Jackson
Gail M. Jensen
Alan M. Jette
Craig D. Johnson
Carole B. Lewis
Wen K. Ling
Terry Malone
Charles L. Martin, Jr. and Carol Martin
Patricia McAdoo
Peter J. McMenamin
Susan L. Michlovitz
Marilyn Moffat
Pat and Nancy Neuhoff
Arthur J. Nitz
Stanley Paris and Catherine E. Patla
Rita E. Pierson
Stuart H. Platt
Christopher M. Powers
Elizabeth J. Protas
Richard W. Rausch
Linda J. Resnik
Michael R. Riley
William L. Roberts
Lisa K. Saladin
Beverly J. Schmoll
Richard W. Shutes
Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Neil I. Spielholz
Mike T. Studer
Marilyn M. Swygert
Linda R. Van Dillen
Ann F. Van Sant
John G. Wallace, Jr.
Michael Weinper
Steven and Lois Wolf
Louise D. Yurko

Sustainer ($500-$999)

APTA New York, Inc
APTA Washington
Kristin Archer
Robert and Ann Baird
Robert C. Bartlett
Edie K. Benner
James G. Bennett
Samuel M. Brown
Barbara B. Butler
LeeAnne Carrothers
Steven B. Chesbro
Paul L. Christensen
Carmen Cooper-Oguz
J. Kyle Covington
Joseph H. Daly
Irene S. Davis
Robin L. Dole
Cynthia Driskell
Pamela A. Duffy
Gammon M. Earhart
Julie A. Ellis and Tom Wagner
Michael J. Emery
Helene and Tim Fearon
Jill A. Floberg
Eileen M. Fowler
Julie M. Fritz
Scott H. Gelbs
Karl R. and Alice Gibson
Glenn H. Goldfinger
Steven T. Gough
Jennie K. Gregory
Ann C. Grove
Andrew A. Guccione
Francis X. Guglielmo
Marcie Harris-Hayes
Jill E. Heitzman
Susan J. Herdman
Paul A. Hildreth
Keith Hudson
Matthew and Nanette Hyland
Dianne and Darl Jewell
Richard S. Katz
Laurie A. King
Dimitrios Kostopoulos
Robert L. Lamb
Joseph V. Libera
Venita and Benjamin Lovelace-Chandler
Kathleen K. Mairella
Tara J. Manal
Judith Mann
Suzanne D. Martin
Joseph M. McCulloch
Alison L. McKenzie
Tsega A. Mehreteab
Marsha E. Melnick
Erica A. Meloe
James C. Milder
Rodney A. Miyasaki
Rose Sgalat Myers
Kirsten K. Ness
Robert J. Palisano
Attilio S. Pensavalle
David W. Qualls
Jeffery R. Robinson
Shirley A. Sahrmann
Babette S. Sanders
Bernard Satterfield
Susan Schiliro
Gilbert and Alice Schoos
Robert A. Sellin
Sue Ann Sisto
Willes Sonnefield
Janet S. Mukai
William C. Temes
Tim P. Thorsen
Patrick J. VanBeveren
Wade D. VanDover
Jessie M. Van Swearingen
H. Philip and Becky Vierling
Gregory L. Waite
R. Scott Ward
Paul Welk
Mary Ann Wharton
Nancy T. White
Rita A. Wong
Joan M. Yue
James E. Zachazewski
Cynthia C. Zadai
Audrey R. Zucker-Levin

Supporter ($250 - $499)

APTA Kentucky
Mark A. Anderson
Susan A. Appling
Jane S. Baldwin
James M. Baniewicz
Andrea L. Behrman
Kathy J. Blair
Suzanne R. Brown
Robert J. Burger
Holly Clynch
Jonathan M. Cooperman
Donna J. Croce
Jeremy B. Crow
Kent Culley
Elizabeth A. Domholdt
Janet L. Downey
Pamela W. Duncan
Sally C. Edelsberg
Debra L. Engel-Yakobishvili
Samuel H. Esterson
Doreen K. Frank
Donna K. Fry
Carl A. Gargiulo
Susan R. Griffin
Geraldine M. Grzybek
Kathleen A. Haddican
Courtney D. Hall
Gregory W. Hartley
Judy D. Hershberg
Steven A. Hoffman
Bette C. Horstman
Deborah Ingram
Heather R. Jennings
Michael P. Johnson
Emilie R. Jones
Joanne S. Katz
Timothy L. Kauffman
Kathleen Kelly
Karen L. Kemmis
Patricia King
Anne and Bob Kloos
Brian B. Lambert
Catherine S. Lane
Catherine E. Lang
Paula M. Ludewig
Michelle M. Lusardi
Peggy J. Lynam
Barbara Malm
Victoria G. Marchese
Theresa Marko
Michael Masaracchio
Ivan T. Matsui
William F. McGehee, Jr.
Scott and Mary Minor
Michael and Monica Mueller
Nicolas and Carol Myrianthis
Sandra L. Norby
Terrence M. Nordstrom
David Norris
Mary T. Perlstein
Roland J. Perreault
David W. Perry
William R. Pfister
R. Barney Poole
Miriam R. Rafferty
Amira E. Ranney
Jan and Robert Richardson
Richard C. Ritter
Jason R. Rodeghero
Elizabeth A. Rogers
Elaine R. Rosen
M. Joanna Ross
Sandra E. Rusnak-Smith
Kip Schick
Sheila M. Schindler-Ivens
Laurie D. Seckel
Richard K. Shields
Melissa J. Simon
Kathleen A. Sluka
James M. Smith
Kimberly B. Smith
Dennis Spillane
Edward A. St. Clair
William Staples
Kathryn B. Stenslie
Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley
Ellen Strunk
Deydre S. Teyhen
Carol-Jo Tichenor
Victoria S. T. Tilley
Kimberly S. Topp
Arie J. Van Duijn
Scott H. Voshell
Kerry E. Walsh
Samuel R. Ward
Margaret M. Weightman
Marian Westerhuis
Pamela S. White
Kathleen A. Whooley
Holly H. Wise
Robert P. Worth
Gabriel E. Yankowitz
Sheree C. York
Mary D. Zupkus