Foundation

Welcome to the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Foundation

With the assistance of the Phi Delta Epsilon Foundation, our Fraternity has entered its second century as a growing, dynamic organization. Only with the help of members like you can we continue our Aaron Brown and William Gelfand lecture series, as well as other educational programs which benefit our medical school and pre-medical members.

A Board of Directors, composed of past presidents of Phi Delta Epsilon governs the Foundation. Its purpose is to advance the Mission and Goals of Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity.

A 10-member board of directors governs the Foundation. Its charge is to develop long-range plans, establish and review policies, monitor performance of investment managers, provide a fiduciary responsibility to donors and promote giving opportunities.

However you choose to support the Medical Foundation, you will be embarking on a partnership with World’s Foremost Medical Fraternity. Your gift can make the difference in a promising student's ability to realize his or her dream of a quality medical education and will support the professional development of members through international events and educational programs.

Make a Gift:

Build the Foundation through an array of Giving Programs! For more information about any of the following giving programs, please contact:

Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Foundation
211 Travois Road
Louisville, KY 40207
502-741-0026
Xbird1@aol.com

Estate Giving:

The Foundation invites you to consider leaving a legacy for future members of Phi Delta Epsilon. This type of planned gift can have specific tax advantages and can include lifetime income to a beneficiary or beneficiaries named by the donor through a will. Medical Foundation donors can utilize planned giving methods and enjoy the benefits today: capital gains tax savings, increased income, and income tax savings, to name a few. A planned gift maximizes your giving potential and can even allow you to ensure your financial security or that of a loved one.

Caduceus Circle:

This is open to those members attending college and Medical School. Members pledge to donate at least $10 each year while in school and $50 or more each year after graduation to the Medical Foundation. In addition, members pledge to remain active in the Fraternity throughout their lives.

Honorary/Memorial Gifts

Celebrate a birthday or honor an outstanding PhiDE with a contribution to the Medical Foundation. All commemorative gifts are listed in the Annual Donor Listing inside the PhiDE News and Scientific Journal.

Stock & Securities:

A gift of stock or closely held securities can benefit you and the Foundation. Here's how:

  • Income tax deduction for the donor for the charitable contribution
  • No capital gains tax on the appreciation in value
  • The Foundation receives the proceeds of the redeemed stock or securities immediately.

Make a difference in the lives of premedical and medical students across the world. Donate to our Phi Delta Epsilon Foundation today!

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George Craft, MD Fund

George Craft, MD
February 27, 1924 – August 4, 2008
International President, Phi Delta Epsilon, 1987-1988
Executive Director, Phi Delta Epsilon, 1998 - 2005

The George Craft Fund was started in August 2008 in honor of our past Executive Director and International President, George Craft, MD. Donations made to this fund will enhance the Fraternity's educational activities and provide much needed resources to premedical and medical chapters. Its purpose is to advance the educational Mission and Goals of Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity.

With the assistance of the Phi Delta Epsilon Foundation, our Fraternity has entered its second century as a growing, dynamic organization. Only with the help of members like you can we continue our Aaron Brown and William Gelfand lecture series, as well as other educational programs which benefit our medical school and pre-medical members.

All gifts to our Foundation Funds are tax deductible and will be recognized in our next journal. Thank you for your support!

To donate to our Fraternity Foundation, please contact the Foundation office at 502-584-6666
or phide@phide.org.

George Craft Remembered

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“George Craft was a true friend and family man. He would do anything for you, whether a patient, friend, Frater, or family member. I think his secret was to be true to himself, and comfortable in his own skin. He carried his same values and approach in all aspects of his life. There was no pretense. He looked at life and people squarely and honestly. And, he was always there to help.

You could always get a twinkle and bounce in George’s eyes when discussing our families. His pride and love for his children was matched with his sincere concern for yours. He always asked and kept up with my family’s projects and endeavors. He loved life and always finished with, “Well, give your wife, Jean, a big hug and a kiss for me”, with a mischievous grin from ear to ear! That’s our George!”

Martin Acquadro

MD, Boston, MA

“George was my father figure in Phi Delta Epsilon. He was first a friend, then a mentor as I rose through the Fraternity, but mostly he was a confidante and someone whose advice I sought and trusted. George and his family have always been welcoming and nurturing and, wonderfully, they have given me a lifelong friend in Alissa. George left an indelible influence on me and represents everything wonderful about PhiDE.”

Lowell D. Katz

MD, Louisville, KY

“Dr. Craft was a role model to many of us, as a frater, a physician and as a father. He always had time for the newest members of PhiDE and would share his warmth and his wisdom with all. He will be sorely missed.”

Brian Zachariah

MD, Houston, TX

“My memory of George is that he was always very stoic in his understanding of the dynamics of our various personalities and always had a smile and a warm regard for how to handle the problems that we created as we got into them. If that didn't work he would just bellow "STEVE" and shake his head in disbelief with a grin from ear to ear. I will miss his grin and his disbelief in me, it made me feel young.”

Steve Soldinger

MD, Los Angeles, CA

For almost forty years, George Craft had been an integral part of our family. As a frater, he was a respected leader, who held every important office in PDE, finishing as our last Executive Director. He served with integrity, wisdom, and foresight, energy, steadiness, and confidence that carried us through good and troubled times to new breaths and heights. He was my learned and generous mentor, my trusted and true friend, and a beloved member of our extended family.

George Craft was PDE through and through. His lifetime of exemplary service to our fraternity made him one of our all time greats. But he saved his greatest gift for last. He gave us Alissa. His legacy will light the way for future PDE generations.”

Lewis Green

MD, Delray Beach, FL

Learn About PhiDE

MISSION STATEMENT

Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.

HISTORY

In October of 1904, Aaron Brown and eight of his friends founded Phi Delta Epsilon at Cornell University Medical College. At that time, there were many doors closed to Jewish medical students and physicians, doors which would not fully open until after World War II. Read More