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 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

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.


CLOSED: Federal and American Heart Association funding opportunities for early career scientists in cardiovascular imaging are continuing to decline. Accordingly, other societal awards can potentially play an increasing role to promote research activities for those investigators who are early in their professional careers in field of echocardiography. The EDGES Grant is designed to address this gap. It also aligns with several important initiatives set forward by the ASE which include providing support and professional development opportunities for early career members in the Society, and the desire to create avenues for the continued evolution of echocardiography through technical advancement and through new applications to meet the complex needs of increasingly complex patient populations. The grant will provide three grants of $25K maximum to fund projects that will address a clinical gap in cardiovascular ultrasound imaging through research led by an early career scientist. An early career scientist is defined as an eligible member that has completed their terminal degree of training within seven years of submitting the application.



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

Record Breaking GivingTuesday!

The Foundation’s 10th annual GivingTuesday fundraiser was its most successful yet! Thank you to the 165 donors who gave $37,559 between November 27 – December 3. We could not have surpassed our $30,000 goal with you! Special thank you to our champion donors who gave more than $8,000. They are: Karla Kurrelmeyer, MD, FASE; Jennifer Liu, MD, FASE; Bharatbhushan Patel, RDCS, RVS, RDMS, FASE; Neha Soni-Patel MEd, BSME, RCCS, RDCS (AE/PE), FASE; and the Patel Family Foundation. 

We surpassed our GivingTuesday goal of $30,000—thank you so much!

The ASE Foundation is ecstatic to share that we have already surpassed our $30,000 fundraising goal! Thank you to the 109 donors who have contributed a total of $32,457.94 as of this afternoon. Thank you for your support on GivingTuesday!

We may have reached our goal, but we are not done! The Foundation is still accepting donations towards its GivingTuesday fundraiser until December 3, so if you have not already done so—it is not too late to donate! Every donation brings us closer to our 2022 Annual Appeal goal of $225,000.

An investment in the ASE Foundation is a testament of support in the future of cardiovascular ultrasound. Wherever your heart lies in our field, ASEF is making a difference. Show us #YourPriority with a donation to the initiative that most aligns with your passion. If you would like to make a donation to support a 2023 Global Outreach Travel Grant in memory of Greg Tatum, MD, FASE, please indicate that your donation is in his memory on the donation form.

100% of your donation will go toward charitable projects in 2023. Thank you for showing us that supporting the future of cardiovascular ultrasound is #YourPriority. Together we will continue to make a world of difference!

Today is GivingTuesday—Help Us Raise $30,000!

Hello, and Happy GivingTuesday! The ASE Foundation is thrilled to participate in this global giving movement for the 10th year in a row. To mark the occasion, we set an ambitious fundraising goal of $30,000. Will you join the movement and help us reach our goal?

Follow this link to make your donation today. Your contribution to the ASE Foundation is an investment in the future of cardiovascular ultrasound and directly impacts the scope and success of our 2023 initiatives. No matter where your heart lies, the Foundation can support your passion and you can take pride in knowing that 100% of your donation goes back out into the field.

On this special day, we ask that you remember the ASE Foundation. Donations towards our $30,000 fundraising goal will be accepted through December 3. When you donate, let us know what inspired your contribution on social media. Remember to include #GivingTuesday and tag @ASE360.