Support the work of AACH


It's because of generous supporters like you, that AACH can continue our mission to improve healthcare through education, research, and practice that focuses on communication and relationships with patients, families, and healthcare teams. Your support of the Academy is vital for better communication, better relationships and better care

Your gift will help us:
  • Enhance patient experiences by cultivating and disseminating the base of evidence on effective communication.
  • Recruit, educate, and invigorate the next generation of members and users.
  • Grow our marketing to assure all who might benefit from our work know about us.
  • Enhance member diversity at many levels.
  • Improve our services in quality, variety, and volume.
  • Cultivate donors and sponsors who participate mainly financially because they share our passion and value the difference we make.
Won’t you help us improve healthcare? 

Double the impact of your gift! Please check with your employer to see if your gift can be matched through a company matching gift program. 

AACH is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Thank you to our 2017 donors

Tonya Fancher, $100 to the Putnam Scholars Fund

Putnam Scholars Program

Donate now to the Putnam Scholars Program

AACH created the Putnam Scholars Program to realize the vision of its co-founder, Dr. Samuel Morse Putnam, whose life and work were shortened by his untimely death in October 2005.

The goal of the Putnam Scholars Program is to support the professional growth of Putnam Scholars in a manner that honors Dr. Putnam’s enduring commitment to enhancing healthcare relationship networks and collaborative research efforts across academic disciplines.

The program extends Dr. Putnam’s work by supporting educators and researchers in the United States and abroad who are focused on improving relationships and communication in healthcare. Restricted gifts will sustain Dr. Putnam’s longstanding enthusiasm for networking among schools, countries and disciplines, and his ardor about expanding the cadre of physicians, educators and researchers who are skilled in healthcare communication and relationship-centered care.

Dr.Putnam’s personal touch and magnetism engaged countless physicians and educators in the work he loved and produced strong bonds among like-minded individuals in many countries. Respected and loved by both patients and colleagues, he was truly an original, always eager to hear the ideas of teachers as well as students, and a team player whose encouragement was selfless.

Double the impact of your gift! Please check with your employer to see if your gift can be matched through a company matching gift program.

All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

ENRICH Course Scholarships



Donate now to the ENRICH scholarship fund

ENRICH scholarships expand the Academy's interprofessional reach and organizational diversity.  Recipients who might not otherwise be able to attend this impactful annual healthcare communication course receive a scholarship that covers their tuition.  Help provide financial support to those deserving candidates by donating to the ENRICH scholarship fund.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts to AACH are a gratifying way to recognize someone who has touched your life while advancing communication in healthcare. Tribute Gifts can be In Honor, In Memory, or In Celebration of a friend or loved one.

Gifts In Honor
Show those closest to you the important role they play in your life by making a gift in their honor to support the education, research and practice of communications in healthcare. Click here to make a Gift In Honor.

Click here to make a Gift in Honor


Gifts In Memory
Create a memorial for a loved one, colleague or friend by making a gift to AACH. In memoriam gifts are a thoughtful way to express your sympathy and to perpetuate relationship-center healthcare and the mission of the Academy.

Click here to make a Gift in Memory

In Celebration
Celebrate life’s milestones –birthdays, weddings, graduations, anniversaries, retirements- or any special occasion – by making a donation to the Academy. Your honoree will appreciate the thoughtful gift in support of improving relationships and communication in healthcare.

Click here to make a Gift in Celebration

Lifetime Giving Community
Donation Amount
Category Name
$500,000 and Above
Founder’s Community
$200,000-$499,999
Chairman’s Community
$100,000-$199,999
President’s Community
$50,000-$99,999
Scholar’s Community
$25,000-$49,000
Advocate’s Community
$10,000-$24,999
Sustainer’s Community
$5,000-$9,999
Mentor’s Community

Lifetime Giving Community Donors
Name
Category Name
Mary R. Morgan 
Advocate's Community
Richard Butler

Sustainer's
Commity

Sergei S. Zlinkoff Fund for Med. Research & Education 
Sustainer’s Community
Kenneth B. Schwartz Center
Sustainer's Community
Danka Putnam 
Mentor's 
Community
Ellie Putnam  Mentor's 
Community
Hidden Brook Foundation  Mentor's 
Community
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