AAMA | Research & Educational Foundation |


The American Academy of Medical Administrators Research & Educational Foundation (AAMA Foundation) was founded in 1976 to: 

  • Conduct, sponsor, or promote courses of instruction for individuals to develop or improve their capabilities in the field of healthcare operations and administration, and
  • Conduct and encourage research in the art and science of healthcare operations and administration for the benefit of the public

The AAMA Foundation Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the organization. Each member of the Foundation’s Board is a member of the AAMA Board of Directors.

Funding and Donations

The Foundation has been funded over the years by donations, large and small, by individual members of AAMA, by charitable foundations, and by our corporate partners.

The Foundation strives to provide healthcare administrators with the educational programming they need to maintain a competitive edge. AAMA member contributions help make the Foundation “an impelling force or strength” for the development, production and dissemination of new educational programs. Together, AAMA members can Build Momentum to ensure that the profession can meet today’s challenges and be ready for the challenges of tomorrow.

To be a positive force in the future of healthcare operations and administration, members may contribute to the Foundation on their membership dues renewal form, online or directly. Show your support and commitment to the advancement of healthcare operations and administration through education and research. Contributions are tax deductible. The Foundation welcomes the sponsorship of special programs by corporations that require the use of a 501(c)(3) organization to make contributions.

Recent Donors

Tax Status

The Foundation is incorporated as a Not For Profit Corporation in the State of Illinois and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to the AAMA Foundation are considered charitable contributions under IRC section 170 and tax deductible as provided by law.

Conference Scholarships

The AAMA Foundation is committed to providing the highest level of educational opportunities for AAMA members. To make our programs more accessible, the Foundation will offer two scholarships to each of AAMA’s educational programs. 

Scholarships are for tuition for the specified educational program only. Travel, non-conference meals and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. Scholarship applicants must be AAMA members in good standing.

Applications will be considered based on financial need, as well as professional growth and participation. Deadlines for submission are:

See scholarship application form for more details, or contact the AAMA Education Coordinator at 847-759-8601.

Educational Sponsorship

The AAMA Foundation currently sponsors seminars, online webinars and conferences each year.

These conferences provide educational opportunities to strengthen professional skills and increase knowledge in healthcare administration.


The AAMA Foundation accepts grants to conduct research in healthcare operations and administration. For more information regarding grants, please contact:

Renee S. Schleicher, President & CEO AAMA Research & Educational Foundation 701 Lee Street, Suite 600 Des Plaines, IL  60016 Phone: 847-759-8601 Fax: 847-759-8602

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