ACHF Funds — Endowing the  Future

The purpose of ACHF is to provide a foundation for the future of college health. To accomplish this goal, an endowment fund has been established which, through the generosity of both individuals and organizations, will grow and increase in value to provide funding for specific projects and educational activities benefitting the field of college health. To meet the various needs of the association and to provide donors with an opportunity to support areas of interest to them, the Foundation has established a variety of separate funds.

For Every $1 You Donate by December 31, ACHF Gets Double!

Participate in our matching gift challenge and help us meet our year-end fundraising goal! All donations made through December 31, 2020, will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Wellfleet Group, LLC (up to $10,000).

ACHF has helped support many of the virtual educational opportunities that ACHA has provided to members this year, and your gifts and contributions in support of our Foundation will be even more meaningful as we continue to battle this pandemic and adapt to our changing campus health services environment.

Donate today by selecting a fund below.

For general contributions select the Foundation Endowment Fund.

Foundation Endowment Fund

This is an unrestricted fund. The earnings from this fund are used to support special projects and activities benefiting the field of college health as determined by the ACHF board in conjunction with the ACHA executive director.


Ayers/Battle/Thomas Diversity Fund

Earnings from this fund are used to encourage and promote diversity within ACHA institutions of higher education by addressing ethnic health-related issues and health issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons, and allies.


Aetna Student Health Fund

This is an unrestricted fund that supports projects and activities benefitting college health.


Clifford B. Reifler Fund

This fund was established through a generous bequest from the estate of the late Dr. Reifler. The earnings from this fund are used exclusively to enhance the Journal of American College Health, an official publication of ACHA. Dr. Reifler's family is notified of the names of persons making contributions to this fund.


Gallagher Koster Innovative Practices in College Health Fund

This fund supports student health centers in the development of innovative practices that promote broader access to quality health care for students.


Health Promotion in Higher Education Fund

Earnings from this fund will be used to support and perpetuate the evolution of health in higher education by advancing the process of school and community health through capacity building, service, and research within the field.


Josh Kaplan Fund for Clinical Medicine

The purpose of this fund is to support presentations and professional development activities focusing on the practice of clinical medicine that benefit ACHA members and college health.


Murray DeArmond Student Activity Fund

Benefits the American College Health Association's Student/Consumer Section at ACHA's Annual Meetings. Disbursements will be determined and approved by a majority of the ACHF Board of Directors. Funding is also used to support ACHF Student Travel Awards. Disbursements are determined and approved by a review committee appointed by the ACHF Board.


Professional Nursing Fund

Earnings from this fund will be used to support, enhance, develop, or create professional development activities focusing on the practice of nursing.


Stephan D. Weiss, PhD Mental Health Fund for Higher Education

Supports efforts to promote and improve the quality of mental health care to college students. Disbursements may include financial awards or funding support for educational activities at ACHA meetings. The Fund provides support in perpetuity for the Dorosin Lectures at ACHA meetings. Disbursements will be determined and approved by a majority of the ACHF Board of Directors with approval from the fund benefactor.


UnitedHealthcare StudentResources Fund

Earnings from this fund will be used to support annual meeting programming and professional development activities, benefiting ACHA members.