Service Awards

Each year, the Foundation for Physical Therapy recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting the Foundation and advancing physical therapy research. This year’s recipients include:

Barbara H. Connolly, PT, DPT, EdD, FAPTA
Robert C. Bartlett Trustee Recognition Service Award: Barbara H. Connolly, PT, DPT, EdD, FAPTA
Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy
Premier Partner in Research Award: Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy
Nancy E. Byl, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA
Charles M. Magistro Distinguished Service Award: Nancy E. Byl, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA
Patricia A. Traynor, PT
Spirit of Philanthropy Award: Patricia A. Traynor, PT

Read the full press release to learn more.

Bartlett Trustee Recognition Service Award

The 2017 Robert C. Bartlett Trustee Recognition Service Award will be presented to Honorary Trustee Barbara H. Connolly, PT, DPT, EdD, FAPTA.

This award is presented to individuals whose personal service and commitment as a trustee has helped develop and sustain activities that promote the funding of physical therapy research and education programs. Connolly served 9 years as trustee, the last two as president.  During this time, she had a tremendous impact on the Foundation and was an integral leader in fundraising efforts for the 2013 Center of Excellence Campaign.  As president, Connolly worked to implement initiatives to make steady progress towards the Foundation’s strategic priorities. She strengthened relationships with leaders of the profession, and worked collaboratively to advance shared goals. In addition to her generous personal contributions, Connolly has helped lead fundraising efforts for the annual President’s Sustaining Fund.

Past Award Recipients:

2015:William G. Boissonnault, Anthony Delitto

2014: None

2013: Charles T. Wetherington

2012: Patricia A. Traynor, Philip Vierling

The following recipients were recognized for past service in 2013:

2011: Connie Hauser, Marilyn Moffat

2010: Richard Clendaniel, Daniel Riddle, Richard Shields

2009: Babette Sanders

2008: Timothy Lyons

2007: Tom Campanaro, Nancy White

2006: Joanell Bohmert, Ben Massey

2005: Janet Bezner, John Maley (deceased), Francis Welk

2004: Rebecca Craik, Marilyn Gossman (deceased), Ruth Ann Roesch

2003: Jayne Snyder (deceased), John Wallace, Louise Yurko

2000: David Clifton, Oday Lavergne, Gary Leeds, Phyllis Lehman, Corrine Parver, John Whitman

1999: David W. Perry

1997: Merger of APTA and Foundation

1996: Richard Clark, Jay Goodfarb, Mary Foto, Richard Jensen

1995: No record

1994: Scot C. Irwin, Glory Sanders

1993: No record

1992: Jack Close, Robert Deusinger, Fran Kern, Marilyn Moffat

1991: John HP Maley

1990: George Miller and Steven Rose

1989: Robert Babbs, Bland Cannon, Bernard Eichler, Samuel Feitelberg, Florence Kendall, Charles Magistro, Michael Miller, Jacqueline Perry, Ann Walker, Nancy Watts, Jeanette Winfree, Steven Wolf, Lynda Woodruff, Don Wortley

1988: Bob Bartlett

Innovation in Fundraising Award

This award is presented annually to a group or individual for demonstrating leadership, creativity, and initiative to develop, coordinate, and execute an innovative fundraising activity to benefit the Foundation.

Past Recipients:

2015: None

2014: Illinois Physical Therapy Association Student Special Interest Group

2013: Wisconsin Chapter

2012: Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, DSc(hon), FAPTA, CSCS, CEEAA

2011: Sheila Schindler-Ivens, PT, PhD

2010: Home Health Section – APTA

2009: Brad Thuringer, PTA

2008: University of Pittsburgh

2007: The Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section and the Sports Physical Therapy Section

2006: Delaware Chapter – APTA

2005: Steven H Tepper, PT, PhD

Charles M. Magistro Distinguished Service Award

The Foundation is proud to award the 2017 Charles M. Magistro Distinguished Service Award to Nancy E. Byl, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA.

This award, named for the first President and Chair of the Foundation, is presented annually to individuals for outstanding service and steadfast commitment toward promoting the Foundation’s goals. Byl and her husband Fred have long been dedicated to the Foundation and have generously contributed to various fundraising initiatives and most recently the Magistro Endowment Fund. Byl also launched a personal matching gift challenge for the Center of Excellence that helped propel evidence-based research. As President of the California Physical Therapy Fund, Byl was an advocate for funding health services research through the Foundation’s Center of Excellence Campaign to which the CAL PT-FUND contributed $50,000.

Past Recipients:

2016: Steven H. Tepper, PT, PhD, FAPTA

2015: Robert C. Bartlett, PT, MA, FAPTA

2014: Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA

2013: Dan Riddle, PT, PhD, FAPTA

2012: Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA

2011: Richard K. Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA

2010: Susan Deusinger, PT, PhD, FAPTA and Robert Deusinger, PT, PhD

2009: Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA

2008: Nancy White, PT, MS, OSC

2007: H. Philip Vierling

2006: Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA

2005: Florence P. Kendall, PT, FAPTA (D)

2004: Jayne L. Snyder, PT, DPT, MA (D)

2003: Mary Ellen Michel, PhD

2002: Duane Fast, VP, The Tri W-G Group

2001: William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT

2000: Linda L. Towne, PT, MEd and Peter A. Towne, PT

1999: Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

1998: None

1997: Lawrence G. Pan, PT, PhD and Patricia A. Traynor, PT

1996: Marilyn R. Gossman, PT, PhD, FAPTA (D) and Donald Lang

1995: None

1994: James B. McKillip, PT

1993: Susan Collopy, PT and Fran Kern, PT, PhD

1992: None

1991: John HP Maley (D)

(D) Deceased

Premier Partner in Research Award

The Foundation is pleased to award the 2017 Premier Partner in Research Award to The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

Over the years, the Foundation has presented this award to a select few who have made generous and long-standing contributions critical to the success of the Foundation and its mission. To date, the Academy has donated over $460,000 in support of geriatric physical therapy research. Through their support, 97 awards have been made possible since 1973. Most recently, their support has allowed the Foundation to award Margaret Danilovich of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern, the Geriatrics Research Grant to “implement successful aging intervention to reduce frailty.”

Past Recipients:

2016: DJO Global

2015: Neurology Section, APTA

2014: Private Practice Section – APTA

2013: APTA

2012: Pediatric Section – APTA

2011: Orthopaedic Section – APTA

2010: HPSO/CNA

2009: PREFERRED Therapy Providers, Inc.

2008: Tri W-G

Spirit of Philanthropy Award

The Foundation is pleased to award the 2017 Spirit of Philanthropy Award to Patricia A. Traynor, PT.

Since 2005, this award has been presented annually to donors who exhibit enthusiastic support and dedication to the growth of the Foundation and its mission. Traynor’s unwavering dedication to the Foundation dates to the founding of the organization in 1979. One of the earliest champions of the Foundation, her generous personal contributions and support of campaigns span decades.  In 1984 Traynor helped to create the Foundation’s first annual banquet and auction. She served as the chair of the Foundation’s annual fundraising efforts from 1991 to 1997.  Pat was instrumental in the development of the Foundation’s planned giving program, including the development and funding of the Legacy Endowment Fund.  The fund has grown through contributions from Traynor and others to over $600,000 and will continue to support research awards in perpetuity.  She currently serves as a member of the Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee and is a Legacy Society donor, helping to ensure that the Foundation will be able to sustain its important work for generations to come. Traynor served on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 2003-2013.

Past Recipients:

2016: Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, DSc (hon), GCS, CSCS, CEEAA, FAPTA

2015: Lansdale and Gladys Clagett (posthumously)

2014: Magistro Family Foundation

2013: Jayne Snyder, PT, DPT, MA, FAPTA (posthumously)

2012: Not awarded

2011: Gary L. Soderburg, PT, PhD, FAPTA and his wife, Loretta Knutson, PT, PhD, PCS

2010: James B. McKillip, PT, FAPTA and Laura K. Smith, PT, PhD, FAPTA (posthumously)

2009: Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)

2008: Larry Pan, PT, PhD

2007: Donald F. Lang, and Francis J. Mallon, Esq.

2006: Charles M. Magistro, PT, FAPTA

2005: Senator Robert Dole