Dr. Ira Papel: 2005 – 2006

Visibility, Fundraising, Mortgage

During 2005-2006, our international activities and visibility increased significantly. We actively sought, and received, contributions to our programs both domestic and abroad from facial plastic surgeons all over the world. This culminated in a very successful International Symposium in Las Vegas with a record attendance. The International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies became a valuable partner in representing facial plastic surgeons worldwide.

Fundraising on behalf of the Education and Research Foundation was also very successful. One of the AAFPRS’s long-term goals was to pay off the mortgage on our building in Alexandria, Va. With the help of many individual and corporate donors, this was achieved, freeing up operating funds for core AAFPRS missions.

Note: Summary taken from Academy printed material