The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the ACS Foundation have long benefited from the generosity of Dr. Andrew and Brenda Warshaw. Loyal donors for more than 20 years, Dr. and Mrs. Warshaw made the decision to include the College in their estate plans, providing for the future of the College, and are now members of the Foundation's Mayne Heritage Society.
Our Turn to Give Back
In their own words, the Warshaws describe why including the ACS in their estate plans is important to them:
The ACS has been a backbone of my life as a surgeon and provided so many opportunities for me to grow professionally and personally. It has been a source of continued learning, providing a forum to get and give new ideas.
With the governors, we launched Operation Giving Back, now a highly successful domestic and international volunteerism program, as well as the ACSPA Surgeons PAC, a key element in the College's advocacy efforts, which are so crucial in the rush of health care change. My current role as chair of the Health Policy and Advocacy Group is to advise and coordinate those efforts. As treasurer I appreciated the fiscal acumen and responsibility of the College and had a close-up view of the extraordinary energy, intelligence and innovation of our leaders.
All of this adds up to the fact that the American College of Surgeons has enlarged my life and the circle of friends with whom my wife, Brenda, and I have grown close. While my education and surgical practice has been rooted in Boston (I am a "Preparation H"Harvard College, medical school, training and faculty; Brenda, a surgical nurse, is a Boston native), we now have ACS buddies all over the country and beyond. The ACS has given so much to usit is our turn to give back what we can to support its programs through the Mayne Heritage Society.
Will Rogers said, "Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just stand there." The ACS is moving ahead by championing surgeons, the profession of surgery and quality in surgical care. We all need to fuel that engine.
Join With Others to Make a Difference
The Foundation is very grateful for the Warshaws' forward-thinking generosity. Through their thoughtful planning, Dr. and Mrs. Warshaw will help guarantee the vitality of ACS programs that serve surgeons and patients alike for years ahead.
By simply naming the College as a beneficiary in your estate plan, you can do the same and will be recognized as a member of the Mayne Heritage Society. A recognition program of the ACS Foundation, the Mayne Heritage Society's members are those who have made a provision in their will or other estate plans for the College. It was named for Dr. Earl H. Mayne, who was the first Fellow to make the College a beneficiary of his estate.
Contact Martin Wojcik at 312-202-5376 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about extending your impact into the future.
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