The year 1952 will be the greatest in history for voluntary philanthropy and for the American Medical Education Foundation, according to leading speakers at the Feb. 17 meeting of American Medical Education Foundation. Leaders from 40 states met at the Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, to start the 1952 campaign. A minimum of 2 million dollars from the medical profession is the goal in 1952, according to Dr. Elmer L. Henderson, Foundation President and Chairman of the one day workshop. He reported the receipt of 720 individual contributions totaling more than $40,000 in the first six weeks of 1952, which he believes gives promise that the goal can be reached.
Dr. James E. Almond, Chicago, president of the American City Bureau and a pioneer among fund raising counselors, in the principal address commended the medical profession for the start that was made in 1951 toward solving the problems of medical school financing.