At its April 24, 2014 meeting in Kansas City, the ACOP Board of Trustees approved the formation of the Pediatric Research & Education for Students (PRES) Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide a formal mechanism to support student research.
The ACOP has always been committed to its students and student clubs by keeping dues and registration fees at an absolute minimum. Once the corpus of the new fund reaches its target, the ACOP will institute an application and award system to fund students. research. All board members have already contributed to the fund and it is hoped that there will be a very high participation rate from the members at large no matter what the amounts.
The American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians is a 501(c)6 organization. Contributions to section 501(c)6 organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor’s federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business.