Spring Giving Fundraiser

Happy almost Spring! To kickstart our 2024 Annual Appeal and support the future of our field, ASEF is hosting a Spring Giving fundraiser, raising money towards our Travel Grants and Scholarships initiative. Help us raise $5,000 between March 17 – 23. Your donation supports the next generation of cardiovascular ultrasound professionals!

Gala Registration is Open

Registration for the ASE Foundation’s premiere fundraising event, the annual Research Awards Gala, is now open! Event information can be found here. We hope to see you there! 

Give Us Your Best Shot!

The ASE Foundation will be accepting photograph submissions to this year’s Images from the Heart photo exhibit February 19 – April 19.

The images do not need to be medical in nature and do not need to have been taken while participating in a medical event. Photos may be of people, landscapes, cultural observations, architectural structures, etc. Think of the phrases, “I left my heart in…” or “This has my heart” when considering what photo(s) to submit.

Give us your best shot!

Full submission details available here.

Photo on the right:
Ancient City of Petra – Coming Upon The Treasury
Taken by Timothy Cordes, MD

Record-breaking GivingTuesday!

YOU did it! Thanks to contributions from 158 donors between November 26 – December 2, the Foundation raised over $37,800 during our GivingTuesday fundraiser, surpassing our $35,000 goal and raising more money than any other GivingTuesday!

We would like to extend a special thank you to these champions whose early pledges totaled over $4,000, helping to kick off our fundraiser: 

  • Karla Kurrelmeyer, MD, FASE
  • Bharatbhushan Patel, RDCS, RVS, RDMS, FASE
  • Neha Soni-Patel, MEd, BSME, RCCS, RDCS (AE/PE), FASE
  • Andrea Van Hoever, MSGH
  • Susan Wiegers, MD, FASE

And a special thank you to the Patel Family Foundation for their generous contribution of $10,000!

GivingTuesday is Next Week!

Join ASEF for GivingTuesday: November 26 to December 2

Happy giving season! This month, the ASE Foundation will host its 11th annual GivingTuesday fundraiser. Mark your calendars for November 26 – December 2 to help us raise $35,000, our highest GivingTuesday fundraising goal ever. We need your help to make this year’s ambitious goal a reality. Your contributions empower the Foundation to continue to host educational competitions, offer scholarships to students, and ASE guideline materials to clinicians worldwide, among other charitable initiatives.

ASEF is thankful for Karla Kurrelmeyer, MD, FASE; Bharatbhushan Patel, RDCS, RVS, RDMS, FASE; Neha Soni-Patel, MEd, BSME, RCCS, RDCS (AE/PE), FASE; Andrea Van Hoever, MSGH; and Susan Wiegers, MD, FASE who have already pledged donations totaling over $4,000! Contact Foundation staff at Foundation@ASEcho.org to make your own pledge.

2024 Student Travel Grant – Apply Today

2024 Student Travel Grant Funding Available 

Sonography students enrolled in an accredited CAAHEP cardiovascular ultrasound program are encouraged to apply for the 2024 Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant. Supported by a grant from Elsevier, Inc. to honor Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum’s commitment and tenure as the first JASE Editor-in-Chief, this grant provides a $1,000 USD travel grant to assist a student enrolled in an accredited CAAHEP cardiovascular ultrasound program to attend ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions or another ASE-sponsored 2024 educational program. Applications are due December 30apply today!

ASEF Board Positions Open – Apply Today

We Want You! Apply for an ASEF Board Position Today

The ASE Foundation is now accepting nominations for two open Board positions: one Member at Large, and one Global Representative Member at Large. These two-year terms will begin January 2024. If you are an active ASE member and meet the criteria outlined, ask a friend or colleague who is also a member to submit a nomination on your behalf. Candidates must submit all required materials by November 30. Questions? Contact Nominations@ASEcho.org.

Research Awards Gala Proceeds

Color Us Impressed! You Raised over $86,000 for Research at the 2023 Research Awards Gala

This past June we celebrated ASE’s 2023 Award Winners with our All the Colors of the World” Research Awards Gala. It was a magnificent evening that highlighted the diverse culture of our members by encouraging attendees to wear attire that showcased their personal heritage. The Gala is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser every year and we are ecstatic to share that the event raised $86,871! These funds will go towards ASEF’s 2024 research projects, allowing the Foundation to continue to support the progress and future of our field by investing in the discovery process and in the careers of investigators.


In early December 2022, we were close to meeting our Annual Appeal goal and by the end of the month we had surpassed it! The 2022 Annual Appeal raised over $266,000 from more than 2,500 individual donors. Thank you very much to all our of donors. Your support ensures that the ASE Foundation will continue to make a difference in the coming year.  

YOU are what makes us successful! 

2022 Annual Appeal – SO CLOSE!


The Foundation’s 2022 Annual Appeal goal is $225,000 and as of December 3, we have raised $212,606.34! We are very close to reaching our goal. Donate by December 31, 2022 to help us reach $225,000. To see all the ways the Foundation can accept donations, click here. To donate online today, click here