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Ruth Fox Endowment

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Ruth FoxIn 1990, ASAM leadership made a promise to honor the legacy of Dr. Ruth Fox by establishing The Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund with a goal to raise $10 million. To date, the Endowment has raised $3.6 million.

The endowment builds a sustainable funding source to support the organization's ability to respond to major changes and pursue opportunities to grow and expand while member dues and other revenue sources provide resources to carry out the organization's ongoing body of work.

Please donate to help ensure ASAM's mission is fulfilled.




"A Promise to Keep"

Let's reach the $10M pledge goal!



By Mail:
Attn. Ruth Fox Memorial Fund, ASAM
4601 N. Park Avenue, Upper Arcade, Ste 101
Chevy Chase, MD

Donations may be made through:

  • cash
  • appreciated stocks/bonds
  • life insurance
  • bequests
  • trust fund
  • retirement fund
  • memorial tribute

Pledges may be paid over 5 years.

Giving Levels

There are eight levels of giving:



Visionary Circle $200,000 and above
Luminary Circle $100,000 - $199,999
Diamond Circle $75,000 - $99,999
Platinum Circle $50,000 - $74,999
Gold Circle $25,000 - $49,999
Silver Circle $15,000 - $24,999
Bronze Circle $5,000 - $14,999
Crystal Circle up to $4,999



Each year, donors at the Bronze Circle or above are honored at the Ruth Fox Reception during The ASAM Annual Conference (by invitation only).

Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Medallion Recipients

If you have not already begun your pledge, you can do so now! For information on making a pledge, or to discuss types of gifts, please contact Irina Vayner at 301.547.4120, or ivayner@asam.org. All contributions to the Endowment Fund are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.


Ruth Fox Scholarships

The Ruth Fox Scholarship program is funded exclusively through the Endowment Fund. Scholars are awarded all-expense paid trips to The ASAM Annual Conference and The Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Course. More than 70 physicians-in-training have been awarded this scholarship thus far.

Ruth Fox Scholarship Recipients