APTA has a longstanding commitment to diversity through multiple efforts including raising funds for the minority scholarship fund. This commitment is reaffirmed in the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives to "Foster Long-Term Sustainability of the Physical Therapy Profession (Stewardship)" to "make APTA an inclusive organization that reflects the diversity of the society the profession serves." Since 1988, our Minority Scholarship Fund has acknowledged and rewarded hundreds of deserving students and faculty for their academic excellence, superior achievement, professionalism, and outstanding participation in minority affairs activities and services. Learn more about the awards.
The intent of the annual Celebration of Diversity is in line with the Strategic Plan, as it is meant to significantly increase the Minority Scholarship Fund so that more awards in more significant amounts may be provided. APTA has provided more than $1,000,000 in awards thus far. Contributions to the Minority Scholarship Fund are tax deductible as the Fund is contained within the 501(c)(3) Physical Therapy Fund, which is supported by APTA.
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27th Annual Celebration of Diversity:A gala to benefit the Minority Scholarship Fund
This event is sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association and cohosted by the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy and the Academy of Physical Therapy Education.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
The Museum of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way, S.
Seattle, WA 98108
7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Tickets include 2 drinks, dinner prepared by McCormick & Schmick, complimentary parking or shuttle from the Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, and dancing.
- Bronze: $125 per ticket
- Silver: $275 per ticket including an additional $150 donation to the scholarship fund
- Gold: $1,900 full table including 10 tickets, table logo, and half-page ad in the program
Already Registered for ELC?: If you have already purchased tickets for ELC Conference, please contact the APTA Minority/Women's Initiatives program at 800/999-2782, ext. 3143 to purchase tickets for the Celebration of Diversity.
By Mail: If you are paying by check, please download the ticket purchase form (.pdf) and mail your completed form and payment to APTA (address and contact information included on the form).
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
Advertise in APTA's Celebration of Diversity commemorative program, which is provided to all attendees. Or choose a sponsorship package that includes a program ad!
You can now purchase and pay for program advertising space online. Please note, this link is for advertising only, not for tickets to the event. Use your APTA member log in, or create an account if you do not have one.
Once you submit your order, please email artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send payment information to this email.
Or you can complete the Advertising Contract and Copy Sheet form (.pdf) and submit with your payment.
The deadline for submitting the ad contract and artwork is August 16, 2019.
There are several sponsorship packages available. Find out which one is perfect for you!
Support the Minority Scholarship Year-Round by Making a Donation to the Fund!
Please help us increase the Minority Scholarship Fund and award more minority students and faculty.
*Checks should be made payable to the Physical Therapy Fund.
What a Difference Your Participation Makes
For additional information on the Fundraiser, please contact the Department of Minority Affairs at 800/999-2782, ext. 3143 or by email at email@example.com.