The ASC Foundation has several giving programs that embrace the Society’s Mission.  You can support the ASC and the future of cytopathology in a number of ways.

Celebrate, Honor or Memorialize a Special Person

Mentorship has always been important to the ASC.  Our organization is more than a professional platform for scientific exchange!  It provides a vehicle for continuous professional development, recognition of exceptional talent, and collaboration across institutions.  It also provides links from one generation to the next. 

Make a Star of Your Mentor

Every year through the ASC Foundation’s Make a Star of Your Mentor Program, our members fill the heavens with starred mentors who have contributed time and expertise to benefit others.

Make a Diamond of your Mentee

Celebrate your Mentees and their accomplishments by honoring them through the “Make a Diamond of Your Mentee” program.  As Mentors, you celebrate the legacy of those you have trained—those who make your proud when they give a lecture, write an article or receive recognition for their research.

GEM of a Colleague

Honoring colleagues is important in several ways; it properly expresses appreciation for those who do their work well; it energizes and motivates, while providing them with role models; and it publicly acknowledges the importance of their work!  With a gift to the Foundation, you can make a “gem” of a special colleague!

The ASC Legacy Fund

The American Society of Cytopathology Foundation is pleased to continue the ASC Legacy Fund.

The ASC Legacy Fund celebrates the legacy of ASC members who have left their legacy to carry on the Mission of the ASC.  The ASC is happy to announce two ASC Legacy Fund honorees:

Dr. Leopold Koss Annual Scientific Meeting Lectureship

This fund endows a lectureship to honor Dr. Koss for his long involvement in cytopathology research, teaching and patient care, and his many contributions to the ASC. The lecture is presented annually at the ASC’s Annual Scientific Meeting by a prominent scientist with a national/international reputation in a scientific discipline pertinent to the field of cytopathology.

Dr. Bernard Naylor Excellence in Cytomorphology Award

The Dr. Bernard Naylor Excellence in Cytomorphology Award addressees a morphologic constituency that is not served by current awards. The Award highlights one of our most important skills in the field of our practice: Morphologic observation. The Award will be presented annually at the ASC’s Annual Scientific Meeting.


While you shop this holiday season, choose the American Society of Cytopathology at  AmazonSmile as your charity of choice. There is no cost to you, and the ASC Foundation receives 0.5% of the proceeds from your holiday shopping!  Two birds, one stone.

Facebook wants you to say happy birthday with a donation

Birthdays on Facebook have taken on a life of their own. Often it’s where you leave well wishes when you’re not close enough to a person to call or text. Now Facebook has a feature that make birthday fundraisers official and the ASC Foundation is one of the many non-profits you can select for your Birthday.  Over $1,000 in contributions have been received by the ASC Foundation through Facebook Birthday fundraisers. 

Double or Triple Your Contribution

Many employers offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds made by retirees and/or spouses. 

Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!  To find out if your employer will match gifts to the ASC Foundation, please check with your employer’s human resource office about a matching gift program.

Working Towards a Solution

As outcomes of the ASC strategic plan and in support of the Society’s mission, the ASC Foundation will concentrate on education, advocacy and Innovation.  You can direct your contribution to the following programs:


The ASC considers Advocacy as the promotion of the cytologic method for the early detection, prevention and treatment of cancer. Advocacy is directed at Professional Practice, Health Care Policy and Patients.


Education is assured through annual scientific meetings; distance learning by webinars and internet‐based technologies; maintenance and accreditation of training programs for cytotechnology and cytology‐based fellowships.


The ASC is the principal conduit for dissemination of research findings relevant to cytopathology. The ASC Foundation routinely awards grants and funding for projects that result in publications of findings relevant to the practice of cytopathology and the application of new technology. Moreover, the ASC Foundation funds projects related to translational research to develop new technologies in cytopathology. The ASC also funds research to support best practices in cytopathology.

Giving Levels

Every level of giving is important, as each gift supports the ASC Foundation’s greatest needs. The Foundation has several recognition levels that honor our most generous and loyal donors.

Platinum Papanicolaou Club ‐ $100,000 and up

Golden Papanicolaou Club ‐ $50,000 and $99,999

Papanicolaou Club ‐ $20,000 and $49,999

President’s Club‐ $10,000 ‐ $19,999

Foundation Club ‐ $5,000 ‐ $9,999

Executive Club ‐ $1,000 ‐ $4,999

Member’s Club ‐ $500 ‐ $999

Contributor ‐ up to $499

Your pledge will help assure the ASC’s influence and viability as guardians of the profession of cytopathology.     We are grateful for the support of our Donors!   View a complete list of Donors on the ASC Web site.

Thank you for considering a gift to the ASC. Tax deductible contributions can be made securely online using your credit or debit card.  

Contributing in Easy!

  1. You can send a check made payable to the ASC Foundation.
  2. Select your gift amount in the appropriate location on your ASC membership renewal invoice.
  3. Go to the Foundation Web site (
  4. Use the ASC Member App and click the Foundation Pledge button
  5. Or TEXT your contribution to 41444
    a. In your message:
    CYTO space Your Amount space Your Name
    (i.e. CYTO 100 Amy Adams)
    b. Hit send

The ASC Foundation greatly appreciates your support of the Society’s commitment of Fighting Cancer, Saving Lives.