The Reason for Giving

"There is nothing more worthwhile than giving back, by paying it forward"


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Since its inception in 1924, the mission of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD) has been to support, encourage, facilitate, advocate, and promote physically active and healthy lifestyles through school and community programs in Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. We provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to instill in their students the understanding necessary to examine alternatives and make responsible health-related decisions; such decisions include physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive, and rewarding life. Our commitment to the relationship between physical activity, health, and academic achievement is the foundation of the services we provide.

Please consider a gift to either the Jay B. Nash Scholarship Fund or the NYS AHPERD Member Services Fund. NYS AHPERD is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, making any gift you give to NYS AHPERD tax-deductible.

Ways to Give

A gift to NYS AHPERD is a way to give back to our profession. 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 Association.

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Jay B. Nash Scholarship Fund

Each year NYS AHPERD recognizes undergraduate students as either Jay B. Nash Outstanding Majors or Departmental Majors of the Year.  Your donation will help to support the scholarships and the expenses to have all of the students being recognized attend the annual conference. 

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Member Services Fund

A donation to the Member Services Fund will help support the work we do to provide professional development to our members.

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