The US Army Physical Therapy Alumni Association is made possible by generous donations of its members and those dedicated to preserving and honoring our traditions.
Your donations are tax deductible, and can be directly applied to the fund you specify. Since our efforts are voluntary, we make every effort to keep administrative costs to a minimum. So you can be assured that your donation is utilized for the purpose in which it was intended. The US Army Physical Therapy Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) organization designated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service; contributions are tax deductible as charitable contributions for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Scroll down for secure donation options.
ASSOCIATION GENERAL FUND
The General Fund is used for the ongoing business expenses of the Association. This includes ongoing support of the Army-Baylor Program as well as mailings and expenses for annual reunion social events. The association pays for meals for faculty, award winners and class members who are recognized at a reunion (example, in 2010, all classes ending in 0 and 5 are being recognized)
THE COLONEL MARILYN J. ANDERSON DISTINGUISED LECTURER SERIES
The Distinguished Lecturer Series was established in 1991 by the Alumni Association in cooperation with the faculty of the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. The purpose of this annual lecture series is to provide notable lecturers whose professional expertise in physical therapy will enhance the curriculum of the program. Lecturers, recognized subject matter experts in specific areas of physical therapy, will be selected to complement the professional expertise of the faculty.
The lecture series is named for Colonel Marilyn J. Anderson, who served as director of the Physical Therapy Course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas from 1966-1970. During that time Colonel Anderson became convinced that completion of the Course should be recognized with a post-baccalaureate degree rather than a certificate. Through her critical analysis of the problems involved, her scholarly approach to the educational and administrative requirements, remarkable ability to address issues in a convincing manner, and dedication to pursuit of this goal, Colonel Anderson was instrumental in establishing a climate of acceptability and support within the Army organization and the APTA. Without her foresight, determination, and solid groundwork, the affiliation with the Graduate School at Baylor University could not have taken place as it did in 1971. In recognition of her contribution to physical therapy education within the Army, the Alumni Association voted in 1992 to name the lecture series in Colonel Anderson's honor so that students, faculty and others will recall the contributions of this outstanding teacher, officer, and leader. When APTA national meetings are in San Antonio, the Association pays for students to attend the meetings. Past lecturers in the Series include:
Darcy A. Umphred PhD, PT
APTA Combined Sections Meetings and APTA Annual Conference and Expositions
Robert Gailey, PhD, PT
Pamela Duncan, PhD, PT
IN MEMORY / HONORARIUM
You may chose to make donations in memory or honoring an Army PT Graduate. You may designate either Association General Fund or the CMJADLS Endowment Fund. Should you choose this donation option, please include the name of who you are honoring as well as the contact information so that the Association can appropriately notify the individual/family of the donation.