Be a part of the Campaign for the AAES 40th Year Anniversary by making a donation today. The Campaign outlines new initiatives that will expand opportunities for current and future endocrine surgeons.

Celebrating AAES at 40


In 2019, the AAES, the premier society for endocrine surgeons, will hold its 40th Annual Meeting. The AAES and AAES Foundation have embarked on a capital campaign to celebrate the scientific achievement and clinical excellence of the society and its members.

As part of the Celebrating AAES at 40 campaign, the leadership of the AAES has outlined three major goals:

  1. Celebrate the legacy of key pioneers and living legends in the field of endocrine surgery by endowing lectureships in their honor.
  2. Expand the existing research awards to offer additional grants at higher levels of funding to AAES members embarking on important research.
  3. Support new endeavors and educational opportunities for AAES members in the field of endocrine surgery.

The Campaign kicked off at the 2018 AAES Annual Meeting in Durham, NC where the first pledges to support the endowed lectureships were received. The Campaign will run through the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 7-9, 2019 and conclude on December 31, 2019.

Endowed Lectures
To support Goal number one, three funds have been created to support the endowed lectures at the AAES Annual Meeting and at Endocrine Surgery University. Your contribution to the Campaign can help support one of these endowed lectures:

  • UCSF Carol and Orlo Clark Lectureship
  • Martha Zeiger M.D. Historical Lecture at Endocrine Surgery University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin – Stuart D. Wilson, M.D. Historical Lecture


UCSF Carol and Orlo Clark Lectureship       Martha Zeiger M.D. Historical Lecture at Endocrine Surgery University       Medical College of Wisconsin – Stuart D. Wilson, M.D. Historical Lecture
Goal $100,000

$75,990 Funded $112,490 Pledged
Goal $100,000

$40,390 Funded $105,940 Pledged
Goal $100,000

$92,475 Funded $103,925 Pledged


Endocrine Research Discovery Fund
To support Goal number two, the Endocrine Research Discovery Fund will aim to build upon and expand the Paul LoGerfo Research Awards, which were first developed to honor the life of Paul LoGerfo, MD who made numerous major contributions to the field of endocrine surgery during his esteemed career. Dr. LoGerfo passed away from malignant melanoma in 2003 during the peak of his career while serving as President of the AAES. Monetary grants will support research in basic science and clinical areas related to endocrine surgical diseases. 


General Fund
To support Goal number three, your donation to the AAES Foundation General Fund will help support activities related to the education and professional development of endocrine surgeons and AAES members, as well as the research of endocrine surgical diseases. We will use these funds to build the future of our organization  with new and exciting education and scholarship programs to help expand the knowledge our students, active surgeons and our patients. 

Prefer to mail a check? Please send your donation to our Headquarters at the address below. If your gift is in support of a specific fund listed above, be sure to note that with your check.
AAES Foundation
201 E. Main Street, Suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507

Thank you to our current donors
The AAES Foundation recognizes cumulative lifetime contributions beginning at the Friend level of $500. Donors who have either pledged to donate or have already donated $10,000 will be deemed Norman Thompson Fellows. Click here to view the donor honor roll.

There are many ways to show your support.
Make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime through your will or trust. Or, you may want to donate an asset you no longer need or want. We can assist you with your planning while helping you realize your charitable goals. Click here to view additional gift options.

Campaign Goal $400,000

$296,661 Funded $437,796 Pledged