2010 Annual Recognition Dinner
2010 Award Winners
2010 Philanthropist of the Year Award - Dr. Jerry and Susan Rogers
The Philanthropist of the Year is awarded each year to individuals who exemplify the spirit of philanthropy through financial, leadership and volunteer support of Family Medicine philanthropic efforts. These individuals encourage philanthropy in others and serve as inspiring role models.
The 2010 Philanthropist of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Jerry and Susan Rogers of Moorhead, Minnesota. The Rogers have a deep commitment to the AAFP Foundation. Dr. Rogers is a Past President of the Foundation and served many years on the Foundation's Board of Trustees. In addition, the Rogers have traveled with the Physicians With Heart delegation to Tajikistan and supported many of the Foundation's other programs as well as efforts at the chapter and community level.
2010 Outstanding Program Award - Mississippi Rural Physician Scholarship Program
The Outstanding Program Award was established to nationally recognize a Constituent Chapter for extraordinary efforts in Chapter initiatives.
The 2010 award was given to the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians for its Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). This innovative pipeline program was established in 2007 to address a state-wide need for rural physicians. MRPSP has three phases to nurture future rural physicians as college juniors and seniors, medical students and residents. For the year 2010-2011, 28 scholarships were awarded to University of Mississippi medical students plus two scholarships to William Carey University osteopathic medical students. These 30 scholarships ($30,000/year) represent a significant commitment of Mississippi taxpayers to the future of rural health care in the state.
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