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 04/14/2022

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
Susan L. Michlovitz
Ruth U. Mitchell*
Marilyn Moffat
Jacqueline Montgomery
Janet M. Peterson
Dorothy Pinkston*

Rick and Gwenn Rausch
Paul and Judith Rockar
Randy Roesch
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 2022 Magistro Founders Society

Magistro Donor List as of 04/14/2022

Stuart A. Binder-Macleod and
Catriona Binder-Macleod
Claire Beekman
Nancy N. Byl and Frederick M. Byl
Rebecca L. Craik

W. James Downs, Jr.
Neva Greenwald
Roger A. Herr
Cathy J. Konkler and Jeff Konkler
Magistro Family Foundation

Ruth Ursula Mitchell Estate
Marilyn Moffat
William S. Quillen
Paul A. Rockar, Jr. and Judith T. Rockar

Steven H. Tepper and Linda Paferi
Beth Whitehead
Marilyn W. Williams

2022 President's Sustaining Fund

PSF Donor List as of 04/14/2022

President’s Circle ($1,000 - $4,999)

Stephen E. Anderson
Laurence N. Benz and Patty Benz
Nancy N. Byl and Frederick M. Byl
Rebecca L. Craik
Sharon L. Dunn
Neva F. Greenwald
Roger A. Herr
Heidi D. Jannenga
Wen K. Ling
Charles L. Martin, Jr. and Carol Martin
Marilyn Moffat
William S. Quillen
Paul A. Rockar, Jr. and Judith T. Rockar
Neil I. Spielholz
O. Elizabeth Whitehead

Sustainer ($500-$999)

Lynn A. Colby
Carmen Cooper-Oguz
Robin L. Dole
Mike J. Emery
Ann C. Grove
Bette A. Harris
Dianne V. Jewell and Captain Darl Jewell
Kathleen K. Mairella
Eva Norman
Amelia Padilla
Robert J. Palisano

Supporter ($250 - $499)

John O. Barr and Rhonda N. Barr
Kay Cerny
Geraldine M. Grzybek
Alan M. Jette
Kendra J. Lucas
Victoria G. Marchese
Terrence M. Nordstrom
Miriam R. Rafferty
Joseph M. Schreiber and Mary Kay Walsh
Timothy P. Thorsen
Pamela S. White