SIO will emerge from our 20th year anniversary stronger than ever, but due to the challenges of the past 6 months, it is critical for our momentum that we have a successful 20th year anniversary donation campaign during #SIO2023. Your support of SIO will help advance our mission to develop public and professional resources such as the SIO-ASCO clinical guidelines. In fact, the cadence at which we will be able to produce such guidelines will be directly impacted by this campaign. The Society for Integrative Oncology is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. EIN/Federal Tax ID for tax deduction purposes will be provided on the receipt.
To move on from our previous management company, the executive committee has taken direct responsibility and control of our website, social media and financial accounts, and have confirmed that our online payment system is secure and functional having already tested the system with our initial phase of fundraising from the executive board and past SIO presidents (see specifics below).
We have not seen anyone more eloquently summarize the essence of this campaign than SIO Fellow and former SIO president (2006-07) Debu Tripathy so we include his letter word for word here that was sent to all former SIO presidents prior to posting it here.
I have the distinct pleasure of writing to SIO’s past presidents at a time when the Society has achieved the distinction and impact that we dreamed of when we started our journey 20 years ago. Integrative medicine is now being applied in a more thoughtful and broad manner, with emerging evidence-based guidelines, by a growing body of knowledgable providers and to a patient population that has clearly documented needs and expected benefits and who are now feeling both empowered and informed.
SIO has benefitted from a quality that every organization needs – first, a dedicated and active mission-oriented membership. Very importantly, a strong, engaged and enduring leadership has been a hallmark of our Society through the years.
We are now being called upon to help not only with our advice, support and representation, but by giving as generously as we can to get us through a financial hurdle that is not of SIOs creation as you all undoubtably know. Fortunately, we are still able to carry out our mission with the resources we have but need to get back on a solid footing to be at full force – as there is much at stake. I would like to ask of each of you to make a substantial contribution that would serve as an example and inspiration for others to contribute.
I will be following up shortly with more details, but for now, since time is short, with the SIO Annual Conference upon us next week, I would like to be able to tell our membership, conference attendees, supporters and new prospective donors that our giving starts right here – the core of our past and present leadership. I would like to see us together make a sizeable start to refueling our ambitions by making a gracious pledges – commitments that we can showcase as a big anchor!
I can't thank you enough for the valuable and unique service each of you have granted to SIO. And I am convinced that your stewardship of the future will resonate as a call for others.
In the bonds, Debu Tripathy MD
And as of 9.22.23 thanks to an incredible outpouring of support and understanding from the SIO 2023 20th Anniversary Conference in Banff 9.14-9.16.23, we have surpassed our tier 1 goal of $100,000 with $115k in donations to date. But as we described earlier, if we can get to >$250k in funds, we will be well set for the future. The primary goal of this fundraising and the greatest impact it will have for SIO is helping us continue our momentum in putting out practice guidelines on a yearly basis.
You may also donate by mailing a check (preferably via certfied mail) to the address below:
Society for Integrative Oncology
c/o Jodi MacLeod
985 King Way
Breinigsville PA 18031
SIO 2023 20th Anniversary Donation Drive Tiers
Visionary >$500,000 Visionary recognition on SIO website
Legacy $100,000-$499,000 Legacy recognition on SIO website
Thank you for your passion for integrative oncology! We are ever grateful for your support for SIO and our mission.