October 15, 2020
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Announced at the AAFP Foundation Annual Recognition Ceremony, the Philanthropist of the Year is awarded to individuals who volunteer or serve in a leadership role, are philanthropic in their own community and encourage philanthropy in others.
“Drs. Jane and Tom Weida truly reflect the spirit of philanthropy as they generously give of themselves in time, talent and treasure,” said Julie Anderson, MD, president of the AAFP Foundation. “They have been AAFP Foundation donors and cheerleaders for more than 30 years, and members of our Founder’s Club for 14 years.”
Jane Weida, MD, FAAFP, has been a key member of AAFP Foundation signature programs including Family Medicine Cares USA and Family Medicine Cares International. In 2013, when Family Medicine Cares International was launched, Dr. Jane Weida was one of the first to volunteer her time to be part of the Medical Education Team. She has served on the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees for many years, including a term as president and most recently has taken over the Family Medicine Cares International Chair position.
Tom Weida, MD, FAAFP, has served the AAFP in the role of Speaker for several years and in various committees and commissions.
“The Weidas are rooted in giving back to their community in many ways, including their valuable time. Their impact is more than financial and is about the global picture,” said Anderson. “Their consistent support of the Foundation encourages colleagues and residents to join them and we’re so grateful for their continued efforts to magnify the good work of the Foundation.”
About the AAFP Foundation
The Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Its mission is to advance the values of family medicine through humanitarian, educational, and scientific philanthropy dedicated to improving health.