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Legacy Celebration

Each year, The WDS Legacy Council presents the WDS Legacy Award to a member of the Society in recognition of their being a true advocate of the society’s mission and a true leader in dermatology at the Legacy Celebration.  The WDS Legacy Celebration was created to celebrate the success and accomplishments of WDS, while raising funds to secure our future. This charitable event is held on Friday evening during the AAD Annual Meeting each year.

The inaugural WDS Legacy Celebration was held in 2013 and honored WDS’s Founder and first President, Dr. Wilma Fowler Bergfeld. Other past recipients include; Dr. Tina Alster (2014), Dr. Rex and Johnnie Amonette & Family (2015), Dr. Jean Bolognia (2016), and Dr. Susan Weinkle (2017).

This year’s celebration will honor Dr. Pearl E. Grimes, WDS President elect and long-time member of the WDS, for her extensive and generous contributions to both the WDS and to the field of dermatology.

The proceeds from the Legacy Celebration go to the WDS Legacy Fund, which was developed to provide long-term financial integrity to the WDS and its mission. All of the funds are restricted with no planned disbursement until the determined $2 million corpus goal is reached. Different from a general donation to the WDS, which helps support the current and ongoing programs and initiatives, donating to the Legacy fund exclusively supports the future of the WDS.

Below is more information for academic institution, nonprofit organization, or individual ticket packages:

RESERVED SEATING PACKAGES

These packages ensure your group can sit together. Table signs marking your table cluster will make it easier for guests to locate your group.

VIP Supporter Package – $10,000

  • Listed as a $10,000 VIP donor for the Legacy Fund in honor of Pearl Grimes, MD
  • 10 tickets to the event
  • Reserved seating for networking during the event
  • Recognition from the podium during the celebration
  • Name recognition on invitation as VIP Supporter (deadline Nov 15, 2017)
  • Name placement on all program materials
  • Attribution in articles about the event  (pre and post event)
  • Special recognition signage displayed at the Legacy Celebration, WDS Center, and Annual Meeting with your name
  • Included in the WDS monthly NewsBrief and on the WDS website
  • Year-round acknowledgment in WDS Legacy Fund materials

VIP Supporter Package – $5,000

  • Listed as a $5,000 VIP donor for the Legacy Fund in honor of Pearl Grimes, MD
  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Reserved seating for networking during the event
  • Recognition from the podium during the celebration
  • Name recognition on invitation as VIP Supporter (deadline Nov 15, 2017)
  • Name placement on all program materials
  • Attribution in articles about the event  (pre and post event)
  • Special recognition signage displayed at the Legacy Celebration, WDS Center, and Annual Meeting with your name
  • Included in the WDS monthly NewsBrief and on the WDS website
  • Year-round acknowledgment in WDS Legacy Fund materials

VIP Supporter Package – $2,500

  • Listed as a $2,500 VIP donor for the Legacy Fund in honor of Pearl Grimes, MD
  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Recognition from the podium during the celebration
  • Name recognition on invitation as VIP Supporter (deadline Nov 15, 2017)
  • Name placement on all program materials
  • Attribution in articles about the event (pre and post event)
  • Special recognition signage displayed at the Legacy Celebration, WDS Center, and Annual Meeting with your name
  • Included in the WDS monthly NewsBrief and on the WDS website
  • Year-round acknowledgment in WDS Legacy Fund materials

VIP Supporter Package – $1,000

  • Listed as a $1,000 VIP donor for the Legacy Fund in honor of Pearl Grimes, MD
  • 1 ticket to the event
  • Recognition from the podium during the celebration
  • Name recognition on invitation as VIP Supporter (deadline Nov 15, 2017)
  • Name placement on all program materials
  • Attribution in articles about the event (pre and post event)
  • Special recognition signage displayed at the Legacy Celebration, WDS Center, and Annual Meeting with your name
  • Included in the WDS monthly NewsBrief and on the WDS website
  • Year-round acknowledgment in WDS Legacy Fund materials

UNRESERVED SEATING

These tickets do not have reserved seating. You may move around freely to enjoy the event, and use the unreserved cocktail tables and tall bar tables located throughout the venue.

Legacy Supporter – $250

  • 1 Ticket to the event
  • Included on Legacy Celebration invitation (reserved prior to Nov 15, 2017)
  • Acknowledgment in WDS Legacy Fund materials

For more information on corporate support of the Legacy Celebration, please contact Missy Zagroba at mzagroba@womensderm.org or by calling (414) 918-9887.

The Women’s Dermatologic Society is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization. If you make a general contribution it is tax deductible to the extent permitted under United States law. Donations to the Legacy Fund for which no goods or services were provided are fully deductible, while Legacy Celebration VIP Packages and Tickets are partially deductible based on the good or services received. You will be receiving a letter at the end of the year regarding your donation(s) and what is tax deductible. We greatly appreciate your support!