The American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying wishes to thank the gracious donors who supported the National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying. Those conference donations, plus registration fees, exceeded the cost of the conference. The remaining funds provided the startup costs of the Academy. We greatly appreciate continued donations to support the expanding efforts of the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying. Thank you in advance for your tax-deductible donations, at this link.

Donations to the National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying

Deborah Gatzek Kratter: $25,000

Anonymous donation from a patient’s family: $25,000

Anonymous donation from a patient’s daughter: $5,000

WISPS Family Trust: $10,000

Susan Gardner, M.D. $500

Jeff Levine and Lesley MacArthur Family Trust Charitable Fund: $5,000

Friends of Dr. Jeffrey Levine: $4,350

In loving memory of Marilyn Hanf Buckley, “Who believed one has the right to choose dignity and quality of life by supporting life-ending options.” $500

Anonymous donation from a patient’s daughter: $100

Victoria Sievers, In Memory of Sue Brown: $2,000

Gina Bonanno: $2,500

Melinda Dart, in loving memory of her father, David Dart: $500

Anonymous donation from a patient’s wife: $1,000

From the family of Catherine DiMiceli, in loving memory of their beloved mother, wife and best friend: $1,000

Shannon McCarthy and William Wiley: $200

Anonymous donation from a patient’s friend: $100

Anonymously from a grateful patient’s family: $1,000

Kathie Campbell in memory of Her Hero, Her Husband, Rick Ingrassia $500

Anonymous donation from a patient’s daughter: $2,000 

Heidi Knoop, in honor of her aunt Dr. Helme Avery: $1,000

Anonymous donation: $100

Anonymous donation: $100

Donations to the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying:

Derek Humphry, ERGO: $2,000

Kerstin Doell, in honor of Shirley, Ruth, and Richard Doell: $8,000

Keith Seckel, RN: $50

Robin Plumer, MD. Compassionate Endings, NJ. $100 “As a thank you to encourage others.”

Kerstin Doell: $500 In memory of her sister, Shirley Doell

Barbara Morris, MD: $650 “Thank you for your advocacy, expertise, and support.”

From a supportive family, anonymously: $1,000

Anonymous donor: $100

Stuart Youngner, MD: $1,500

From the loving husband of a patient, $1,000

Faye Girsh, Hemlock Society of San Diego, $300

Bill Friedman, In memory of Elinor Friedman, $250

Eugene and Diane Stein: In memory of Ida Cooper, $100

Anonymous Colorado Donor: $500

Joyce Gunn, in Memory of Richard W. Conn. $50

Shirley Sapena, MSW. $25. “Thank you for your continued commitment to offering this support.”

Bob and Fietje Ralston. $500

Kari Alice Lynn: $100

Alan Lippman, MD. New Jersey: $50

From a grateful patient, anonymously: $1,000

Catherine Forest, MD: $100

Tonia Hsieh: $100 “Your work is critical. We must shift to respect and honor individual’s right to choose — how to live and how to die.”

Nancy Williford, LCSW: $100, in appreciation of the Academy’s Continuing Education System

Kris Kington-Barker, End-of-Life Doula and volunteer for Hospice of San Luis Obispo County: $100

Glendon Geikie, MSW: $50

Anonymous from a pharmacist: $250

Mary Ganapol, Arizona End of Life Options. In memory of Michael ‘Fletch’ Fletcher: $100

Jessica Kaan, MD, Oregon and Washington: $300

Holly Strelzik, End-of-Life Doula, New Jersey: $250

Susan Powell, MD, “In memory of my father, Sheldon Lisker, MD”: $250

Johanna Koch, MD, Family Medicine and Palliative Care: $500

Edward Lorah, LICSW. Edmonds, Washington. $100. “Thank you for making the continuing education available. Great info!”

Kristine Sachara, MSN, RN, End of Life Doula. Oregon. $250

Anonymous from the sister-in-law of a patient: $500