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 Nadia Atcha at nadiaatcha@foundation4pt.org or call 800/875-1378.


  • Recognition on the Foundation’s website.
  • Recognition in print materials at the Foundation’s Donor Networking Reception at CSM and at the Foundation Awards Luncheon held at NEXT.
  • Invitation to Foundation Awards Luncheon at NEXT.
  • 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 Erica Sadiq, Director of Development, at 703/706-8595 or ericasadiq@foundation4pt.org.

Our Legacy Society

Anonymous (12)

John and Rhonda Barr

Nancy and Fred Byl

Susan C. Clinton

Kent and Merle Culley

Pamela A. Duffy

Jill A. Floberg

Marilyn Gerhard

Roger A. Herr

Bette C. Horstman

Loretta Knutson and Gary Soderberg

Irene R. McEwen

James and Ardis McKillip

Susan L. Michlovitz

Marilyn Moffat

Jacqueline Montgomery

Janet M. Peterson

Dorothy Pinkston

Paul and Judith Rockar

Randy Roesch

Katherine A. Stemm

Brad A. Thuringer

Pat A. Traynor

Michael Weinper

Francis J. Welk

Steven and Lois Wolf

Our Magistro Founders Society

The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation

John and Amy Childs

California Physical Therapy Association

California Physical Therapy Fund

Barbara H. Connolly

Rebecca L Craik

W. James Downs, Jr.

Neva Greenwald

Magistro Family Foundation

Marilyn Moffat

Charlene Mae Nelson*

Ohio Physical Therapy Association

Stanley Paris and Catherine E. Patla

Janet M. Peterson

William S. Quillen

Paul and Judith Rockar

St. John Family Foundation

Steven H. Tepper and Linda Paferi

Patricia A. Traynor

Beth Whitehead


President's Sustaining Fund

President’s Circle ($1,000 - $4,999)

Steven W. Allred
Stephen E. Anderson
Robert E. Ayers
Claire E. Beekman
Laurence N. Benz
Stuart A. Binder-Macleod
Bill and Jill Boissonnault
Drew G. Bossen
David A. Brown
Terence C. Brown
Nancy and Fred Byl
Suzann K. Campbell
Maryann F. Clark
Rebecca L. Craik
Mark S. De Carlo
Anthony and Ronna Delitto
Sharon L. Dunn
Evidence in Motion, LLC
Duane Fast† and Sandie Fast
Helene and Tim Fearon
Bridgit A. Finley
Timothy W. and Susan C. Flynn
Julie M. Fritz
Neva F. Greenwald
Ann C. Grove
Marc Guillet
Jeanine M. Gunn
Michael P. Herbert
Susan J. Herdman
Roger A. Herr
Dwayne Hofstatter
Justin A. Hoover
Bette C. Horstman
Matthew and Nanette Hyland
Gail M. Jensen
Dianne and Darl Jewell
Charles L. Martin, Jr. and Carol Martin
Brian McCluskey
Peter J. McMenamin
Susan L. Michlovitz
Marilyn Moffat
Sheila K. Nicholson†
Anne Pascasio
William S. Quillen
Richard W. Rausch
Michael R. Riley
Paul and Judith Rockar
Lisa K. Saladin
Neil I. Spielholz
Patricia A. Traynor
Mark L. Valente
John G. Wallace, Jr.
Beth Whitehead
Steven and Lois Wolf

Sustainer ($500-$999)

Susan A. Appling
Robert and Ann Baird
Robert C. Bartlett
Andrea L. Behrman
Samuel M. Brown
Lynn A. Colby
Deirdre Daley
Jake DeNell
Cynthia Driskell
John C. Dugan
Sally C. Edelsberg
Julie A. Ellis and Tom Wagner
Carl A. Gargiulo
Scott H. Gelbs
Karl R. and Alice Gibson
Jay M. Goodfarb
James and Providencia Gordon
Steven T. Gough
Laurita M. Hack and John C. Hershey
Bob and Julie Ann Hill
Cheri Hodges
Alan M. Jette
Victoria and William Kasserman
Dimitrios Kostopoulos
Brian B. Lambert
Wen K. Ling
Lisa M. Mackell
Kathleen K. Mairella
Judith Mann
Joseph M. McCulloch
Tsega A. Mehreteab
John and Joyce Miller
Rodney A. Miyasaki
Michael and Monica Mueller
Terrence M. Nordstrom
Joseph F. Norman
Robert J. Palisano
Stuart H. Platt
Elizabeth J. Protas
William L. Roberts
Robert H. Rowe
Shirley A. Sahrmann
Robert A. Sellin
Charles M. Shapiro
Richard W. Shutes
Melissa J. Simon
Mary C. Sinnott
Sue Ann Sisto
Nicole L. Stout
Mike T. Studer
William C. Temes
Jessie M. Van Swearingen
Patrick J. VanBeveren
R. Scott Ward
Michael Weinper
Nancy T. White
Stephen M. Wirth

Supporter ($250 - $499)

Sandra V. Abramson
Shannon Albanese
Joey L. Baker
Jane S. Baldwin
Janet R. Bezner
John E. Bonaroti
Susan Bravard
Ernest A. Burch, Jr.
LeeAnne Carrothers
Diane M. Davis
Anthony E. DiFilippo
William H. Dimpfel
Janet L. Downey
Kim Dunleavy
Jamie J. Dyson
Debra L. Engel-Yakobishvili
Samuel H. Esterson
Joe and Edie Farrell
Bruce Filler
Steven W. Forbush
Doreen K. Frank
Steven Z. George
Keri A. Gill-Smith
Glenn H. Goldfinger
Geraldine M. Grzybek
Francis X. Guglielmo
Marcie Harris-Hayes
James K. Hewson
Joanne S. Katz
Karen L. Kemmis
Robert W. and Gloria A. Kilpatrick
Peggy J. Lynam
Dana E. Mandel
Carl J. and Kathleen K. Mangione
Victoria G. Marchese
Theresa Marko
Michael Masaracchio
Patricia McAdoo
Stephen C. McDavitt
Susan D. Miller

Ellen O. O'Bannon
Karen Rasmusson
Nancy B. Reese
Katherine S. Rudolph
Timothy M. Schell
Kip Schick
Sheila M. Schindler-Ivens
James M. Smith
Susan L. Suria
Samuel R. Ward
Francis J. Welk
Pamela S. White
Nancy L. Young
Joan M. Yue
Louise D. Yurko