Take pride in knowing your tax-deductible contribution invests in a healthy world through health education.

Your donation supports continuing education, professional development, and scholarships while encouraging the current and next generation of public health education specialists.

SOPHE is grateful for everyone who gives their time, talents, and financial support.

SOPHE’s 21st Century Scholarship Fund

Your donation to the 21st Century Scholarship Fund opens the doors in public health.

Scholars (full-time undergraduate and graduate-level students and practitioners) receive financial support to attend SOPHE’s Annual Conference or SOPHE’s Annual Advocacy Summit.

These opportunities expose students and practitioners to the latest learnings in the field of public health, health education, health promotion, and advocacy.

Thank you for your support and for giving hope to a student for a brighter future.

“Attending SOPHE 2019 helped me to better understand how mutually beneficial relationships can be forged between communities, institutions, health agencies, and nonprofit organizations to contribute to improving the quality of life of community members.”

Evi Addoh, SOPHE 2019 21st Century Scholar
Evi Addoh
SOPHE’s Legacy Circle Fund

Your donation to the Legacy Circle Fund supports SOPHE’s future goals related to health education, health promotion, research, and practice—the cornerstone for innovation and improving the public’s health. 

“My mom asked her four children to make significant donations to agencies and causes they care deeply for. I am so grateful for this opportunity and cannot think of a worthier organization than SOPHE.”

Michael Fagen, PhD, MPH SOPHE Diamond Donor Legacy Circle Fund
Michael Fagen
SOPHE’s Advocacy Initiative Fund

Your donation to the Advocacy Initiative Fund supports SOPHE’s advocacy activities for public policies conducive to health and wellness for all.

“Health education advocacy is vital in advancing the profession and vulnerable populations. SOPHE has sponsored the Annual Advocacy Summit for more than 20 years to empower faculty, practitioners, and students in speaking truth to power.”

Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®
Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®
SOPHE’s Heritage Fund

Your donation to the Heritage Fund supports SOPHE’s 75 years of global leadership in health education and health promotion. The project highlights major events, successes, and accomplishments.

Funding Dr. Alber’s history project (2000-2015) was like a sequel to my dissertation (SOPHE 1976-199) to continue to document SOPHE’s history. When you are inspired and motivated to continue something you care deeply about, it’s not hard to give—SOPHE’s history is important to past and future generations.

Flora Bloom, EdD
Flora Bloom, EdD
Bequest Giving

When you think about your calling as a health educator, what is most important? What are the values that you’d like to instill in future health educators? Your legacy and commitment to health education can live on through a bequest to SOPHE.

“I would like to see this eternal gift to SOPHE be used to conduct an annual international forum on social determinants of health and equity, providing an opportunity to identify challenges and examples of successful initiatives, to propose actions to be taken by SOPHE and its members, and to publish and disseminate a summary to strengthen ongoing policies, actions, and results.”

Marilyn (“Marti”) Rice
Marilyn Rice headshot

Why I Give to SOPHE

Join in building SOPHE’s future with your tax-deductible contribution today!

With your donation, your name is listed with other 21st Century Scholarships Fund, Legacy Circle Fund, and Heritage Fund donors.

Beth Chaney why I give to SOPHE

“To give to an organization is not only to give financially to support important initiatives but also to give of your time and talents to the organization’s causes that you support.

SOPHE has provided me with opportunities to support students being trained as the next generation of health education specialists, opportunities to support my colleagues doing amazing work to advance our profession, and opportunities to support vital advocacy work for improvements in the communities in which we serve.

In order to see sustainable advancements and positive changes, we, as SOPHE members, need to support our organization.

SOPHE strives to promote health equity, healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and environments, but the work cannot be done without members’ help.

Therefore, I urge you to take a few minutes to research the various funds—21st Century Scholarships, SOPHE’s Legacy Circle, SOPHE’s Advocacy Initiative, and SOPHE’s Heritage Fund—and SOPHE initiatives and join the many other donors and supporters to help us advance SOPHE’s work in health education and promotion.”

Beth Chaney