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 or call 800/875-1378.

PSF Donors as of March 31, 2019

  • Stuart A. Binder-Macleod
  • Terence C. Brown
  • Nancy and Fred Byl
  • Maryann F. Clark
  • Rebecca L. Craik
  • Sharon L. Dunn
  • Duane and Sandy Fast
  • Helene and Tim Fearon
  • Bridgit A. Finley
  • Ann C. Grove
  • Bette C. Horstman
  • Matthew and Nanette Hyland
  • Charles L. Martin, Jr.
  • Brian McCluskey
  • Susan L. Michlovitz
  • Marilyn Moffat
  • Anne Pascasio
  • Michael R. Riley
  • Paul and Judith Rockar
  • Lisa K. Saladin
  • Neil I. Spielholz
  • John G. Wallace, Jr.
  • Steven and Lois Wolf
  • Samuel M. Brown
  • Deirdre Daley
  • Scott H. Gelbs
  • Karl R. and Alice Gibson
  • James and Providencia Gordon
  • Neva F. Greenwald
  • Laurita M. Hack and John C. Hershey
  • Wen K. Ling
  • Joseph M. McCulloch
  • Tsega A. Mehreteab
  • John and Joyce Miller
  • Rodney A. Miyasaki
  • Joseph F. Norman
  • Stuart H. Platt
  • William L. Roberts
  • Robert H. Rowe
  • Shirley A. Sahrmann
  • Richard W. Shutes
  • William C. Temes
  • Patrick J. VanBeveren
  • Beth Whitehead
  • R. Scott Ward
  • Sandra V. Abramson
  • Shannon Albanese
  • Anthony E. DiFilippo
  • Jamie J. Dyson
  • Joe and Edie Farrell
  • Francis X. Guglielmo
  • James K. Hewson
  • Alan M. Jette
  • Robert W. and Gloria A. Kilpatrick
  • Michael Masaracchio
  • Terrence M. Nordstrom
  • Kip Schick
  • Sue Ann A. Sisto
  • Samuel R. Ward
  • Francis J. Welk
  • Nancy L. Young

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If you are interested in learning more, please contact Erica Sadiq, Director of Development, at 703/706-8595 or


  • 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.

We are grateful to our 2018 Magistro Founders Society members.

The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation

Nancy and Fred Byl

California Physical Therapy Association

California Physical Therapy Fund

John and Amy Childs

Barbara H. Connolly

W. James Downs, Jr.

Joe and Edie Farrell

Helene and Tim Fearon

Marilyn Gerhard

Neva F. Greenwald

Connie D. Hauser

Magistro Family Foundation

Irene R. McEwen

James B. and Ardis McKillip

Marilyn Moffat

Stanley Paris and Catherine E. Patla

Janet M. Peterson

William Quillen

Paul A. and Judith Rockar

St. John Family Foundation

Steven H. Tepper and Linda Paferi

Patricia A. Traynor

Beth Whitehead

Contact us to learn about the benefits of becoming a Magistro Founders Society member.