About the Foundation

Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the foundation goals are to promote the health, safety and well-being of Georgia children via philanthropic support of worthy projects and to support & sustain the practice of pediatrics as a medical specialty. The foundation has made recent gifts to organizations such as: Fragile Kids Foundation, Camp Kudzu, Kate’s Club, The Lionheart School, and Jay’s Hope Foundation.

Mission & History

The Pediatric Foundation of Georgia, exists to: Promote the health, safety and well-being of children in Georgia. Promote the practice of pediatrics as a medical specialty. Acknowledge outstanding contributions of individuals on behalf of children. Encourage students and residents in the study and training for pediatrics via scholarship support and recognition. Promote excellence in pediatric care through medical education programs, research, and other activities.

The Pediatric Foundation of Georgia

The Pediatric Foundation of Georgia, exists to

  • Promote the health, safety and well-being of children in Georgia.
  • Promote the practice of pediatrics as a medical specialty.
  • Acknowledge outstanding contributions of individuals on behalf of children.
  • Encourage students and residents in the study and training for pediatrics via scholarship support and recognition.
  • Promote excellence in pediatric care through medical education programs, research, and other activities.

Recent Foundation grants include the following

  1. Extra Special People, Inc.                                                    $2000
  2. Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability        $500
  3. DeKalb Library Foundation                                                 $2000
  4. The Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc.                                        $500
  5. Reach Out & Read                                                                 $2500
  6. Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society                               $2500

To Make your Donation to the Foundation

Pediatric Foundation Grant Application

Foundation Board of Directors

Ben Spitalnick, MD
President, Savannah

Evelyn Johnson, MD
Brunswick

Robert Wiskind, MD
Atlanta

Jan Fitzgerald-Soapes, MD
Dacula

Ken Dooley, MD
Eatonton

Martin H. Greenberg, MD
Savannah

Sara H. Goza, MD
Fayetteville

Kathryn Cheek, MD
Columbus

Avril Beckford, MD
Atlanta

Avril Beckford, MD
Atlanta

Davidson Freeman, MD
Augusta

Joyce Neal, MD
Albany

Charles Linder, MD
Augusta

Foundation Grants

The Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations and institutions in support of these goals. Click here for a copy of the application. Applications must be submitted prior to May 15th for the spring board meeting or August 15th of each year for consideration at the Foundation’s Board meeting in the fall.

Foundation Golf Classic

The Foundation’s primary fund raiser is held each spring at one of Georgia’s premier golf courses.  The 2020 Jim Soapes Charity Golf Tournament for the Pediatric Foundation of Georgia is on Wednesday, April 22, at Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers, Georgia.

Coming Soon –  2020 golf brochure and registration form. Let’s Go Golfing!

Ex-Officio

Terri McFadden, MD
Chapter President, Atlanta 

Cedric Miller, MD
Chapter Treasurer, Atlanta

Staff

Richard Ward, CAE
Executive Director

Foundation Donation Form

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