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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), and Dr. Jean Bolognia (2016).

This year’s celebration will honor Dr. Susan Weinkle, WDS Past President, Past Legacy Council Chair, and long-time member of the WDS, for her extensive and generous contributions to both the WDS and to the field of dermatology. Dr. Weinkle has served on the Board of Directors and chaired numerous committees, and she was the 2010 recipient of the prestigious WDS Rose Hirschler Award, which honors an outstanding physician who has contributed to medicine and dermatology while enhancing the role of women in 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 – $25,000

  • Listed as a $25,000 VIP donor for the Legacy Fund in honor of Susan Weinkle, MD
  • 20 tickets to the event
  • Reserved seating for networking during the event
  • Recognition from the podium during the celebration
  • Name recognition on front of invitations as VIP Supporter (deadline January 4, 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 the name of your institution
  • Included in the WDS monthly NewsBrief and on the WDS website
  • Year-round acknowledgment in WDS Legacy Fund materials

VIP Supporter Package – $10,000

  • Listed as a $10,000 VIP donor for the Legacy Fund in honor of Susan Weinkle, MD
  • 10 tickets to the event
  • Reserved seating for networking during the event
  • Recognition from the podium during the celebration
  • Name recognition on front of invitations as VIP Supporter (deadline January 4, 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 the name of your institution
  • 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 Susan Weinkle, MD
  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Reserved seating for networking during the event
  • Recognition from the podium during the celebration
  • Name recognition on front of invitations as VIP Supporter (deadline January 4, 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 the name of your institution
  • 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 Susan Weinkle, MD
  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Reserved seating for networking during the event
  • Recognition from the podium during the celebration
  • Name recognition on front of invitations as VIP Supporter (deadline January 4, 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 the name of your institution
  • 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 January 4, 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.