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Ruth Fox Endowment

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In 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.

The Next Generation

The Ruth Fox Endowment helps to fortify the workforce of the next generation of addiction medicine doctors by providing scholarships to The ASAM Annual Conference 2017 and member benefits to scholarship recipients.

When you donate to the Ruth Fox Endowment, you know exactly where your money is going and how it is helping.


Help us reach the $10M pledge goal!


By Mail:
Attn. Ruth Fox Memorial Fund, ASAM
11400 Rockville Pike, Ste 200
Rockville, MD  20852

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



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


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.