When I was President of AANA in 1982, we implemented the Foundation. Thus, I was the first President of the Foundation. Since that time, I have served on the Foundation Board of Directors, on the Research Committee, and currently am on the Scholarship Committee. I think my most important contribution however, is through the GALA Group. I try as hard as I can to obtain support for the Foundation from GALA members. The definition of a “philanthropist” is “the inclination to increase the well-being of humankind.” There are many people who fit this definition more than I ever will. But, I will continue to support the AANA Foundation.