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On Giving Tuesday, help us raise $10,000 to support underrepresented minority members

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This Giving Tuesday, ACSM is asking our members and the public to donate to the Diversity and Mentorship Fund, which supports the Leadership and Diversity Training Program.

ACSM is committed to creating diverse and inclusive participation within the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. Diversity within ACSM creates a working and learning atmosphere that encourages varied perspectives and an open exchange of ideas. This commitment created the Leadership and Diversity Training Program, which promotes the career success of underrepresented minority members (graduate level or above), through mentoring and professional growth.

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Challenge Gift

NiCole-KeithAs a founder and mentor of the LDTP, ACSM President-elect NiCole Keith, Ph.D., FACSM, is personally committed to investing in future mentoring relationships- and she invites you to join her. Dr. Keith has graciously donated matching funds for this Giving Tuesday campaign and will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $5,000 in contributions!


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“ACSM is much stronger for working toward, then embracing, extremely smart people who bring different perspectives, different life stories and different skills to the table.”
– Larry Kenney, PhD, FACSM, ACSM Past President and LDTP Mentor


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Read about the special bond between one protégé, David O. Garcia (now a mentor himself!), and his mentor, Stella L. Volpe, on the ACSM Blog. 





Contributions directly support the professional growth of protégés in ACSM’s Leadership & Diversity Training Program through:

  • Strong mentoring relationships
  • Presentation opportunities
  • Travel awards
  • Conference registrations
  • A free, one-year ACSM membership

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If your employer offers a matching gift program, you can triple the impact of your contribution. 
Contact the ACSM Foundation to learn how.

Campaign ends December 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST. Contributions will be made to the ACSM Foundation’s Diversity and Mentorship Fund that strengthens ACSM’s leadership development programs for emerging professionals. The fund specifically supports the Leadership & Diversity Training Program. All donations are tax deductible. Donations of appreciated securities and mutual funds are accepted.