Create Your Own Award Program

You can be part of an R.T.’s life-changing experience, whether that includes overcoming obstacles to attain their degree, seeing their research idea yield results, or improving patient care by leading R.T. training in remote parts of the world. Dedicated funds and endowments create these opportunities and are an ongoing source of support for years to come.
We have many giving options so you can make the best decision for your personal finances. You can make a pledge over time or establish an award through a planned gift in your will. For example, a $10,000 fund can be established with payments of $500 a quarter over five years, and a bequest can be left to grow the fund into the future.
If you’d like to create your own award program through a multi-year pledge or planned gift, please contact Cindee Heronimus by e-mail or at 800-444-2778, Ext. 1079.

Scholarship Awards

Our applicant pool rose more than 20% in 2014; meanwhile, educational costs continue to rise. Scholarship funds and endowments enable us to keep pace with this need by ensuring the long-term continuation of R.T. educational awards. As the creator of a newly established scholarship, you will have the opportunity to name your award and structure it around your particular area of interest. You also will receive information about your newest scholar each year.

Research and Outreach Programs

Your gift can establish a named award to help increase opportunities for R.T.s conducting important research or traveling to underserved communities to provide education and patient care. The grant recipient’s project will be funded in part by your named award, showing them and the community how you value these efforts. Your commitment will ensure researchers and outreach volunteers have the allocated funds they need to continue their vital work.

See the awards that have already been created with the ASRT Foundation.

Ways To Give


Outright cash donations of $10,000 or more may be paid all at once or in several installments over a multi-year pledge period. Donors will be asked to sign a pledge agreement for gifts to be paid over a multi-year time frame and an award agreement detailing how the funds will be spent when the award is fully funded.

Estate or Deferred Gifts

Instead of cash, you may prefer make a deferred gift through your will or trust. These types of gifts may be used to create an endowment or fund, or to augment an already established award. Donors will be asked to sign an Estate Gift Intention Form and an award agreement detailing how the funds will be used.

Stock, Securities and Mutual Funds

You may choose to make a contribution with stock, mutual funds or marketable securities. Closely held securities will be accepted at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. These types of gifts may allow you to reduce or avoid capital gains taxes and receive a federal charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of contributed stocks.

​Combination Gift

Gifts can be made through a combination of current cash, stock, mutual funds and estate gifts. Combining an estate gift with a current cash gift of $10,000 or more allows you to create an endowed, named program fund that will be awarded during your lifetime. Adding an ​extra deferred gift increases the amount of the award once it is fully funded.