Financial Assistance

Traveling to and attending a Galactosemia Foundation conference can be expensive.  Fortunately, there are several opportunities for financial assistance.

2018 Conference Incentive Program

Galactosemia Foundation would like to invite everyone to participate in the 2018 incentive program aimed at increasing donations that will be used to fund the 2018 Galactosemia Foundation Conference. Please note only donations to the Foundation General Fund will be counted toward the incentive program. The general fund covers most of the conference cost. We certainly value all donations and it is a good idea to split fundraising efforts between the general and research funds. Cost of the conference is about $700 per person so conference registration fee covers only a small portion.

BRONZE LEVEL - Raise $1000.00 – $2,499.99*

  • One Conference registration fee waived
  • Recognized on conference handout
  • Entered into a drawing for an I-pad mini

SILVER LEVEL - Raise $2,500.00 – $4,999.99*

  • Two conference registration fees waived
  • Recognized in general session and conference handout
  • Entered into a drawing for an I-pad mini
  • 1st Place** in category - Reimbursement for up to two nights stay in the conference hotel***

GOLD LEVEL - Raise $5,000.00 – $9,999.99*

  • Three conference registration fees waived
  • Recognized in general session and conference handout
  • Entered into a drawing for an I-pad mini
  • Reimbursement for up to two nights in the conference hotel***
  • 1st Place** in category- Reimbursement for one coach round trip airfare ticket***

PLATINUM LEVEL - Raise $10,000.00 or more*

  • Four conference registration fees waived
  • Recognized in general session and conference handout
  • Entered into a drawing for an I-pad mini
  • Reimbursement for up to three night stay in the conference hotel***
  • Reimbursement for two coach round trip airfare tickets***

~INCENTIVE PROGRAM DONATIONS ACCEPTED NOW UNTIL June 1, 2018~

Donation checks should be made payable to: Galatosemia Foundation

Donations must be received by June 1st, 2018 to qualify for the incentive.

Send to: Galactosemia Foundation

P.O. Box 1512

Deerfield Beach, FL 33443

 

*To qualify for incentive; you MUST indicate with your donation(s) you wish to have the donation(s) deposited towards the Incentive Program. This can be done by emailing scott.saylor@galactosemia.org and lisa.spiro@galactosemia.org All donation(s) must be “ear marked’ as such and will be allocated to the Galactosemia Foundation General Fund. Money donated to the Galactosemia Foundation Research Fund or Paul Pruszynski Memorial Scholarship Fund do not count towards the Incentive Program.

** 1st Place is defined as the individual that raises the most money within a level. There will be one individual eligible for reimbursement for hotel nights from the Silver Level and one individual eligible for reimbursement for airfare from the Gold Level.

*** Reimbursements will be given after a completed expense report has been filled out at completion of the conference. All airfare reservations must be made at least three weeks prior to event in order to ensure lowest possible rate. Airfare portion is valid only from contiguous 48 states.

Paul Pruszynski Memorial Scholarship Fund

Paul attended his first Galactosemia Foundation (formerly PGC) conference in 2010 in Minnesota. Paul was from Texas, so was very much looking forward to attending his second conference in 2012 in Texas. However, Paul passed away suddenly in January 2011 at the age of 23.

The Paul Pruszynski Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Paul’s memory by providing financial assistance to young people who might not otherwise be able to attend the Galactosemia Foundation conference. 

The scholarship is open to Generation Gs (20 years old to young adults) and G-Forcers (13 to 19 years old) who cannot attend the conference because of financial difficulties.  The scholarship will help to cover the costs of one and possibly more of the following: hotel, conference registration, or travel. The Generation Gs and/or G-Forcers who are awarded the Scholarship will also participate in a ceremony at the conference to honor Paul's memory.

To apply, please contact Linda Manis.

Donations to the Paul Pruszynski Memorial Scholarship Fund are also needed. To make a donation, please …

  • Go to http://www.galactosemia.org/take-action/
  • Click on the DONATE NOW button
  • Select an amount  that you would like to donate and click Continue
  • Enter your contact info and click Continue
  • Type “Paul P Scholarship” in the Donation Type box and click Continue
  • Fill in the necessary credit card information and click Donate Now to complete the donation