California Respiratory Care Foundation (CRCF)

 

 
 


Purpose

The object and purpose of the corporation is to support the establishment and funding of education and research in respiratory care and to promote and increase the public awareness of the Respiratory care profession.
 

Mission Statement

The California Respiratory Care Foundation is dedicated to promoting education and research in respiratory care by increasing public awareness of the Respiratory Care Profession.

 
         
 
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About CRCF

Members of the California Society for Respiratory Care Board of Directors have always supported Respiratory Therapy education both to students and Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs). Student and RCP awards were created to support the learner in their educational endeavors. Over time, the CSRC grew and acquired a 501(c)(6) status, but this created a challenge under existing tax laws for qualifying as a 501 (c)(6) for continued awarding of financial support for learners.  

In 2010, members of the CSRC board developed a foundation and named it Seventy Square Meters (70m2), which provided the organization with its own 501 (c)(3) for the intent and purpose of the continued provision of funds to learners. The name came from a bit of Respiratory Therapy trivia taught in many texts and amongst educators; “The total surface area of all alveoli in a healthy adult set of lungs is approximately 70 square meters, or 800 square feet (approximately the size of half a tennis court).”

In 2019, the name was changed to California Respiratory Care Foundation (CRCF) to better reflect the relationship between the CSRC and the foundation. The CRCF continues its mission to promoting education and research in respiratory care by increasing public awareness of the Respiratory Care Profession.

 
     
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Awards

State Awards

These awards are funded from the net proceeds of the CSRC Annual Convention from the prior year. The CSRC selects the awardees and notifies the CRCF for award presentations. *Please note: All of the following awards can be applied for on the same application. Please submit ONE application for any and all awards.

Cynthia J. Molle Memorial Award
This award is given to an outstanding student enrolled in a California BSRT program. This awardee will demonstrate the highest levels of academic success, leadership and enthusiastic support to the Respiratory profession as evidenced by active membership in the CSRC and the AARC.
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Kathy Miller Memorial Award
A $500.00 dollar scholarship will be awarded to the second-ranked deserving student. Ms. Miller contributed greatly to our profession both as a practitioner and as past president of the CSRC.
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Jack McGee Memorial Award
Jack McGee served many roles in the CSRC; President, Chair Government Affairs Committee and Parliamentarian were his most notable accomplishments. The financial award of $500 is given to the student which places 3rd in the selection process and presented at the CSRC Annual Conference.
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Mike West Golf Tournament
The AARC established in 2012, a memorial award named for Mike West. He recognized the importance of educating patients to help them manage chronic pulmonary diseases, and the profound impact such self-management has on patients’ quality of life.
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SOUTH COAST REGION AWARDS

These awards are funded from the net proceeds of the Annual SCR Conference from the year prior. Awardees are selected by the SCR, which notifies the CRCF for award presentations. *Please note: All of the following awards can be applied for on the same application. Please submit ONE application for any and all awards.

Louis J. Sinopoli Memorial Award
This award is given to an outstanding student enrolled in a South Coast Region (SCR) Respiratory Therapy program. The awardee will demonstrate high levels of academic success, leadership and enthusiastic support to the Respiratory profession as evidenced by their student membership in the CSRC and the AARC.
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Rick Meyer Award
This award is given to an outstanding student enrolled in a South Coast Region (SCR) Respiratory Therapy program. The awardee will demonstrate high levels of academic success, leadership and enthusiastic support to the Respiratory profession as evidenced by their student membership in the CSRC and the AARC.
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Chong Kim Memorial Award
This award is given to an outstanding student enrolled in a South Coast Region (SCR) Respiratory Therapy program. The awardee will demonstrate high levels of academic success, leadership and enthusiastic support to the Respiratory profession as evidenced by their student membership in the CSRC and the AARC.
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Student Achievement Award
This award is given to an outstanding student enrolled in a South Coast Region (SCR) Respiratory Therapy program. The awardee will demonstrate high levels of academic success, leadership and enthusiastic support to the Respiratory profession as evidenced by their student membership in the CSRC and the AARC.
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GREATER BAY AREA REGION AWARDS

These awards are funded from the net proceeds of the Annual Tahoe Conference from the year prior. Awardees are selected by the GBAR, which notifies the CRCF for award presentations.

The Tom Wagner “Red Boots” Student Awards
The Tom Wagner Scholarship Award was started to honor Tom, who has been a leader in the Respiratory Community on the local, state, and national level. Tom co-founded the Tahoe Conference in 1978 and has dedicated many years to its continuing success.
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*The above listed awards may have tax implications to the recipient. Depending on the circumstance and filing requirements, an information tax form (i.e. 1099) may or may not be issued from the CRCF. In any case, we recommend that all recipients consult with their tax advisor to ensure compliance with IRS regulations.  

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 
  Chair   Vice-Chair   Secretary   Treasurer  
         
  Vacant   Marianne Shaw   Donna Murphy   Mark Goldstein, Founding Member   
                 
  Trustee   Trustee   Trustee      
           
  Robert H. Bence, Founding Member   Aaron Read   Elisabeth Garrity      
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How We Give

The CRCF has many different means of fund-raising. This includes product promotional sales, silent auctions, and donations. The goal for the CRCF is to receive sufficient funds in the bank, conservatively invested that the dividends can be used in in providing student awards without tapping the principal. Each year, the CSRC has generously donated to the CRCF in support of RT students from the net proceeds of Regional and State education events. The CSRC State and Regions make selections for the various awards listed and notify the CRCF of the selectees. The CRCF reviews the selections and make the presentations at key events like the CSRC Annual Conference, Tahoe Conference and Student Nights.

And you can give too! We encourage you to consider making a donation – please click on the donate button to view the many options in which you can give a gift which supports the future of the Respiratory Care profession!

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