NYS AHPERD Foundation

The Reason for Giving

"Giving is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference"

Kathy Calvin
United Nations Foundation

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About the Foundation

The goal of the NYS AHPERD Foundation is to leave a strong and secure legacy for generations of educators to come. Your gift to the Foundation enables us to provide professional development opportunities, scholarships, grants & advocacy initiatives for our members.

Ways to Give

The value of a gift to the NYS AHPERD Foundation is immeasurable. When making the important decision of how and when to make your gift, there are many choices available to you for structuring a donation in a manner that will allow for the maximum impact both for your benefit and for the Foundation.

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Foundation Endeavors

The Foundation sponsors the annual Ken Demas Future Professionals Leadership Academy, awarded five equipment grants for $500 in 2020, and Foundation Scholarships support undergraduate students' attendance at the NYS AHPERD annual conference.

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History of Giving

We sincerely thank and acknowledge those who have given so generously to the NYS AHPERD Foundation 2014-Present

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Honor Certificates

Express your appreciation for the inspiration that special person has been in your life by presenting them with an Honor Certificate...

Donate Today

A significant portion of the Foundation giving goes to support our future professionals, those who will carry our torch into the future. Remember these words by Albert Camus, philosopher, and author, " Real Generosity towards the future lies in giving to the present."

Your donations make a difference.

Click here to read student thank-you notes!

Foundation Trustees

Morley, Sandra - 2000
Sandy Morley

Foundation President

NYS AHPERD Past President


Ingram, Judy 2
Judy Ingram

NYS AHPERD Past President


Howard, Tom
Tom Howard

Foundation Secretary

NYS AHPERD Past President


Amundson, Rick
Rick Amundson

Foundation Treasurer

NYS AHPERD Past President


Quitoni, Jason
Jason Quitoni

NYS AHPERD Past President


Oaks, Brian
C. Brian Oaks

NYS AHPERD Past President


Feingold, Ron
Ron Feingold

 NYS AHPERD Past President


Corsi, C
Colleen Corsi

NYS AHPERD Executive Director

Non-Voting Member

Ken Demas Future Professionals Leadership Academy

We support the annual KDFPLA. A one-of-a-kind conference, offering three days of interactive workshops/activities with outstanding professionals designed to help future professionals in HPERD become effective leaders.

The 2021 KDFPLA has been canceled due to COVID-19, er look forward to resuming in 2022!

Foundation Grants

We have six $1,000 grants available in 2021 for program development in the areas of HPERD, equipment, and/or professional training for curriculum, instruction, and/or assessment which impacts student development.

Your donations make a difference, click here to read how!

Undergraduate Student Foundation Scholarships

We award 5 $250 scholarships to Undergraduate Students at the Jay B. Nash Awards Dinner during the Annual Conference to help offset the cost of attending the conference the following year.

Name A Foundation Grant

Individuals and/or groups have the opportunity to establish and NAME an annual Foundation Grant for either $1,000 or $500.

Option #1 is an annual $1,000 grant. The individual/group will pay $15,000 over 5-years to the NYS AHPERD Foundation.

Option #2 is an annual $500 grant. The individual/group will pay $7,500 over 5 years to the NYS AHPERD Foundation.  

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G&G Fitness

They will fit you with the right equipment, teach you how to use it, and be with you every step of the way.

Thank you G&G!

We are grateful to G&G Fitness for supporting the NYS AHPERD Foundation by becoming the sole Commercial Founding Benefactor.

G&G Fitness Equipment is a full-service provider of specialty home and commercial fitness equipment. Since 1990, the G&G Fitness Companies have evolved into one of the premier sources of fitness solutions in the United States