Every year the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) through its philanthropic arm the PA Foundation chooses a charitable organization in the city hosting the AAPA annual conference and awards a grant towards their mission.
This year, Bread for the City was chosen in Washington D.C. This nonprofit organization offers comprehensive services to those in need including: medical, social, food, and shelter to the underserved in the District of Columbia. PAs, PA students, and PA programs were encouraged to raise funds for this deserving cause.
Pace University PA Program rose to the challenge and received the Platinum level award for their generous work. Pace was the only program in this category, and was one of the highest awards received in a ceremony during the AOR session at the conference! Special recognition should go to the fantastic work on the part of Michelle Reggio, Class of 2014, as she raised the bar for fundraising this year and helped contribute help and hope to those in need.
The National Service Project is the student driven aspect that contributes to the goals of the PA Foundation each year. The AOR resolved to put together a volunteer group in this coming year that will focus on the 2014 charitable project. This is open to any PA student and Pace students would be a natural in this role! Please see Michelle Melchiorre, AOR Representative for PACE, for more information if interested.
Here is a link to more information about this year's recipient, Bread for the City.