Friday, September 20, 2013 CA Couple Challenges Donors to Match $50,000 for Foundation Center of Excellence Campaign Longtime supporters of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Nancy Byl, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and her husband Fred Byl, MD, of Oakland, California, have challenged other individual donors to match their $50,000 gift in support of the Center of Excellence (COE) for Health Services/Health Policy Research. Donors who contribute at least $10,000 within 2013 (including first payments on multiyear pledges to the campaign) will be recognized as part of the Byl Matching Gift Challenge in Foundation publications and donor recognition events. Donors should reference "Byl Matching Gift Challenge" on their donation correspondence, or contact Foundation Executive Director Barbara Malm for more information. The Foundation recently surpassed the $2 million benchmark, raising more than two-thirds of the $3 million in funds needed to launch the nation's first center dedicated to expanding the number of physical therapy scientists in the field of health services and health policy. Read the Foundation's press release for comments from Nancy Byl and Foundation President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, about the challenge and the COE initiative.