When you give to the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation (OPPF), you are giving the gift of hope for research, education and enlightenment for better psychiatric care of all Ohioans.
Anyone Can Support the Foundation
In addition to OPPA members, contributions by non-member psychiatrists, corporations, philanthropists, families, grateful patients and other friends of psychiatry are welcomed and very much appreciated!
Ways to Give
With the overarching theme of "Advancing the Understanding of Mental Illness for a Healthy Ohio," the OPPF achieves its mission through programs, awards and collaborative initiatives in three specific areas:
- Public Education
- Professional Education
The OPPF seeks to build philanthropic partnerships with individuals, corporations and organizations to advance its mission now and in the future. There are many ways to support the OPPF with a gift arrangement that fulfills your charitable goals.
Leave a Legacy
You can plan to advance mental health for many years into the future and establish a lasting legacy for you and your family.
Planned giving lets you find ways to make charitable gifts now, or after your lifetime, while enjoying financial benefits for you and your family and utilizing your estate assets rather than disposable income.
The most common planned gift is a bequest in your will or living trust. You may wish to include the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation for a specific amount, a percentage, or the residual after providing for your loved ones.
Other planned gifts include:
- A charitable gift annuity;
- A charitable remainder trust;
- A charitable lead trust;
- An endowment fund;
- Retirement plan assets;
- Life insurance policies.
You may wish to consult your legal or financial advisor to make such a contribution. To learn more about your planned giving options, and how these gifts can make a real difference to the work of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association, email the the OPPF today.
Upon notification of your intention, the Foundation will add you to our Legacy Society.
In 2011, the OPPF Board established two memorial funds, which we know many of you will want to support:
Free Ways to Give Your Support
Do you shop at a Kroger store in the Columbus area?
You can earn FREE money for OPPF by shopping at any Columbus area Kroger. It’s very simple! All you need to do is register your Kroger Plus card and every time you shop OPPF will be rewarded.
Here’s how to link your Kroger Plus card to OPPF
1.) Go to http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com
2.) Click on “Sign In or Register”
3.) Fill out information with an * which is the store where you usually shop, your e-mail address and a password. Now click “Confirm”
5.) “Confirm” the account information and then check your e-mail for a note from Kroger. Follow the instructions to activate your account.
6.) Log-in and click on My Account, and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
7.) Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card #. Update or confirm your information.
8.) Enter Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation NPO#CS515 or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number and make sure to register your card online.
Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
ALWAYS USE YOUR KROGER PLUS CARD WHEN YOU SHOP TO EARN MONEY FOR OPPF! Thank you for your support!
Sponsor/Mentor a Medical Student
Medical Student Mentorship "Consider Psychiatry"
In recent years, the number of medical students choosing to specialize in psychiatry has declined. OPPF has initiated efforts to encourage medical students to consider a residency in psychiatry. OPPF's goal is to provide quality enriched activities for medical students, allowing them to gain greater exposure to psychiatry and offering them an opportunity to meet and network with practicing psychiatrists
You can help achieve this goal by paying the meeting registration fee for a medical student to attend OPPA’s Annual Psychiatric Update. Your support can be accomplished in one of two ways: 1) If you have a particular student you wish to sponsor, simply complete the registration form, making sure to include the student information, and fax to (614) 481-7559; or 2) If you do not have a particular student in mind, we will pair you up with a medical student who has indicated an interest in attending if there is a sponsorship available - you may register online or fax the registration form to our office.
This year's medical student sponsorship program covers only basic costs for attendance and program materials. If you would
like to turn your support of a medical student into a tax-deductible contribution click HERE to complete a contribution form.