Record Breaking GivingTuesday!

Thank you for making GivingTuesday 2021 our most successful GivingTuesday fundraiser in ASE Foundation history!

294 donors gave $35,529 – that’s the most money raised and highest donor participation ever.

With your support, we surpassed our $30,000 fundraising goal. Thanks a latte!

Best Coffee Day Yet!

For the third year in a row, the ASE Foundation surpassed its Coffee Day fundraising goal! Thanks to 123 donors, we received $7,940 – demolishing our $5,000 goal. That’s A LOT of coffee! A very special cheers to our amazing pledged donors who collectively gave $1,300:

Meryl Cohen, MD, MSEd, FASE, FACC, FAHA
Debbie Meyer
Margaret Park, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS, FASE
Katie Jo Stauffer, BS, RDCS (AE, PE, FE), FASE
Jennifer Tresness, RDCS (PE/AE), RDMS (FE), FASE
Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE

Thanks a latte to everyone who contributed to boosting ASEF well over our goal!

Coffee Day 2021

Our 3rd annual Coffee Day is around the corner! Celebrate National Coffee Day September 29 with the ASE Foundation. We’ve set a goal to raise $5,000 between 9/26 – 10/2. That’s an entire week to donate a cup to ASEF!

Raffle Tickets! Available 6/18

ASEF is hosting a fundraising raffle during the ASE 2021 Scientific Sessions Virtual Experience.

$10 raffle tickets will go on sale here starting Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20 at 8:30 PM ET. Winners will be drawn at random and contacted by ASEF staff Monday, June 21. Raffle ticket transactions are considered a donation to the 2021 Annual Appeal but may not be a deductible expense. Consult your tax professional with any questions.

Here are some of the prizes…

Copies of ASE’s 2020 Physician Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dr. Catherine Otto’s textbook: Otto Textbook of Clinical Echocardiology, donated by Elsevier

1 ticket to the 2022 Research Awards Gala

1 table for 10 to the 2022 Research Awards Gala*

*Must purchase $500 in raffle tickets to be eligible

Sign Up For The CV Challenge!

NEW: This year, we’re tracking miles exercised. Sponsored by the Intersocietal Accreditation CommissionLantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. and the National Board of EchocardiographyInc., this  competition features a lofty goal to travel the distance between our headquarters in Durham, NC, to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA, where we are hosting the 2022 Scientific Sessions next year. That’s about 2,828 miles to cover! 

Sign up in advance by filling out this form or simply email

Full details available online here.


The deadline to apply for an ASEF Council Training Grant has been extended to April 30, 2021. Full submission details available online here.

The Council Training Grants are part of an ongoing effort by the Foundation and the Council Steering Committees to encourage trainees in cardiovascular specialties to focus on the respective echocardiography subspecialty and to recruit enthusiastic new members to the Councils. The grants will cover the recipients registration fees to attend the 32nd Annual ASE Scientific Sessions. Do not miss out on this opportunity!

Women’s History Month!

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the ASE Foundation all March long by donating in honor of the women in your life! Think of your mentors, supervisors, family members – any women who are important to you.

We have set a goal to raise $5,000 in March to kick start our 2021 Annual Appeal. When you donate, be sure to include a tribute message and send a picture of the honoree to Mary Carmody, ASE Foundation Manager. Allow us to shine a spotlight on the women who have inspired you!


Give Us Your Best Shot!

We are now accepting photo submissions for this year’s photo exhibit: Hope and Resilience In Action.

This year we are taking a break from our traditional Images from the Heart photo exhibit and instead are going to create an exhibit that features healthcare workers during the global pandemic. Full submission details are available here.

Day in and day out, our members give their hearts and souls to their patients. Let us shine a light on them and spread hope that things will get better in the coming year!

Two NEW Research Funding Opportunities in 2021

The ASE Foundation plays a crucial role in supporting the progress and future of our field through investment in the discovery process and in the careers of investigators. We are are proud to offer two NEW researching funding opportunities in 2021! 

  1. The Pamela S. Douglas, MD, FASE Research Scholar Award
    • Applications open now! Deadline of February 1, 2021 by 5 PM Eastern Time
  2. The Innovation in Cardiovascular Ultrasound Research Grants
    • Application opens February 1, 2021.


Holiday Karaoke – Cast Your Vote!

Our holiday karaoke competition will run through December 31. View all the submitted videos here and vote for your favorite!

It is only a $5 donation per vote and all funds raised will bring ASEF closer to our Annual Appeal goal of $250,000.