The Foundation for Physical Therapy's Legacy Society was recently bolstered by three new members - Kent Culley, Jill Floberg, PT, and Michael Weinper, PT, DPT, MPH. By making a planned gift and naming the Foundation as the ultimate beneficiary, they have committed to the future of the physical therapy profession.
While not a physical therapist himself, Kent Culley, first became affiliated with the Foundation while serving as its attorney in the early 1980's and helping to establish the organization as a 501(c) 3. An attorney at Tucker Arensberg Attorneys in Pennsylvania, Culley's focus has been in the health care field and is notable for working to structure more than 20 physical therapy rehabilitation networks nationally.
Jill Floberg, PT, of Olympia, WA, became a physical therapist because of her desire to work closely with and help people. No longer a practicing physical therapist, she is currently contracted by the State of Washington's Department of Workers Compensation and conducts utilization review oversight. Floberg has always been an active member within the physical therapy community and was serving on the House of Delegates when the American Physical Therapy Association voted to create the Foundation to help demonstrate the importance of research for the profession. She describes designating a planned gift to the Foundation as a no-brainer. "I am incredibly grateful for the Foundation," she says. "I think as physical therapists we are duty bound to support this organization because of its importance to the future of our profession."
Floberg wants to emphasize how easy it is to make a planned gift. "If more people knew how simple the process is and weigh that with how important it is for our profession, there would be a lot more interest."
Michael Weinper, PT, DPT, MPH, is founder and president of Progressive Physical Therapy, Inc. Weinper is also founder and president/CEO of the Physical Therapy Provider Network (PTPN), an independent practice association of physical therapists.
Culley, Floberg and Weinper have all been longtime supporters of the Foundation's mission and we are extremely grateful for their willingness to help sustain physical therapy research well into the future.
Making a planned gift is as simple as taking the first steps. Legacy Society members have chosen to make a continued investment in the Foundation through a variety of gift options including making a gift through their will or living trust, naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of a retirement plan, giving their required minimum distribution of an IRA, appreciated stocks and more. Learn how you can impact the future of physical therapy research at Legacyfpt.org.