Archived Donor Stories

  • Foundation for Physical Therapy Receives Large Bequest From Ohio Couple
    Foundation for Physical Therapy Receives Large Bequest From Ohio Couple
    The Foundation for Physical Therapy is pleased to announce a gift of $1.58 million from the estate of Magdalen and Emil Goergeny...
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  • Bette C. Horstman, PT Makes Bequest to the Foundation
    Bette C. Horstman, PT Makes Bequest to the Foundation
    Bette C. Horstman, PT, a benevolent supporter of physical therapy research, recently became a member of the Foundation's Legacy Partner program by making a planned gift to the Foundation to help fund research.
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  • Elizabeth Louise
    Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Lambertson, COL (USA Retired) Bequest
    Longtime supporter and active member of the physical therapist community, "Betty" Lambertson, left a generous bequest to the Foundation for Physical Therapy as part of her final wishes.
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  • Bequest from Laura K Smith, PT, FAPTA
    Bequest from Laura K Smith, PT, FAPTA
    More than 10 percent of the funds raised during the Foundation for Physical Therapy's major gifts campaign came as a surprise, in the form of a bequest from Laura K Smith, PT, FAPTA, of Sugar Land, Texas.
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  • Ensuring the Future of Women's Health Research with Planned Gift
    Ensuring the Future of Women's Health Research with Planned Gift
    Susan Clinton, PT, MHS, OCS, WCS, a member of the Board of Directors for Section on Women's Health (SOWH), recently made a planned gift to the Foundation to help fund research in women's health.
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  • Pursuing the Value of Physical Therapy
    Pursuing the Value of Physical Therapy
    After 48 years in physical therapy, primarily as a successful private practioner, Jim McKillip knows a thing or two about how to make operations run cost effectively...
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  • In Memoriam - Jayne Snyder
    In Memoriam - Jayne Snyder
    The Foundation for Physical Therapy was deeply saddened by the loss of a major luminary in the physical therapy community and member of the Foundation family, Jayne Snyder...
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  • Create a Legacy With Your Support of Physical Therapy
    Create a Legacy With Your Support of Physical Therapy
    Though they are now retired, Gary Soderberg, PT, PhD, FAPTA and his wife, Loretta Knutson, PT, PhD, PCS, remain committed to the physical therapy profession...
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  • Lansdale and Gladys Clagett Bequest
    Lansdale and Gladys Clagett Bequest
    A former physical therapy patient from Prince George's County, Maryland, grateful for the physical therapy he received years after contracting polio...
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  • PTAs Supporting Research: Leading by Example
    PTAs Supporting Research: Leading by Example
    Brad Thuringer, PTA, did not begin his college career with the idea of becoming a physical therapist assistant; he had instead envisioned himself as a U.S. history and government teacher.
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  • Continuing a Family Legacy of Giving Back
    Continuing a Family Legacy of Giving Back
    Janet Peterson, PT, DPT, started out as a Stanford University undergraduate with dreams of becoming a high school history teacher, but after taking...
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  • Foundation Funding Recipient Paying it Forward
    Foundation Funding Recipient Paying it Forward
    When Irene McEwen, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, was in college and considering a major, she wasn't quite sure what she wanted to do...
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  • Bella J. May Bequest; New Scholarship Fund Established
    Bella J. May Bequest; New Scholarship Fund Established
    2016 has been difficult on the profession in that another physical therapy giant has passed.
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  • Mildred L. Wood Bequest; New Endowment Fund Announced
    Mildred L. Wood Bequest; New Endowment Fund Announced
    Dr. Mildred L. Wood dedicated her life to serving others, and with her generous bequest of over $115,000 to the Foundation for Physical Therapy...
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  • Dr. Sue Michlovitz Makes Bequest to the Foundation
    Dr. Sue Michlovitz Makes Bequest to the Foundation
    Sue Michlovitz, PT, PhD, CHT, recently became a member of the Foundation's Legacy Society by making a planned gift to the Foundation.
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  • Foundation Trustee: Randy Roesch Gives Back
    Foundation Trustee: Randy Roesch Gives Back
    After years of service as a physical therapy practitioner and fulfilling several roles on physical therapy Chapter, Section, and national Boards...
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