They came. They gala-ed. They exceeded their physical therapy research fundraising goal by 50%—all in all, a great night for attendees to the Foundation for Physical Therapy's (Foundation) 35th Anniversary Gala held last month during APTA's NEXT Conference and Exposition.
According to a Foundation news release (.pdf), the gala netted just under $50,000, well over the $35,000 goal set by organizers. A total of 165 supporters used mobile fundraising technology to meet the initial challenge in less than 30 minutes and go on to blow away expectations by taking in $44,750 by the event's end. Paired with money raised through a silent auction, the total raised from the gala was $47,710.
"We are delighted by the generosity of everyone who made a donation in honor of the Foundation's 35th Anniversary," said Foundation Board of Trustees President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT. "Reaching this milestone holds great significance to us as we look forward to advancing physical therapy for many more years to come."
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