AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY FOUNDATION INC

Funding research that leads to the prevention and cure of asthma and allergic and immunologic disease

aka AAAAI Foundation   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  www.aaaaifoundation.org

Mission

Funding research that leads to the prevention and cure of asthma and allergic and immunologic disease.

Ruling year info

2012

Director

Ms. Karen Michaels

Main address

555 E Wells St. , Suite 1100

Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA

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Formerly known as

ARTrust

ART

ERT or Education Research Trust

EIN

45-1495723

NTEE code info

Asthma (H61)

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We are entering a new era of allergic and immunologic disease management via personalized and precision medicine. We are also moving toward the prevention of very common diseases treated by allergist/immunologists -- such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, allergic rhinitis, hereditary angioedema and eosinophilic esophagitis - that affect up to 20% of the population. But our major rate-limiting step is having enough Allergy/Immunology trained investigators to take on the research challenges that will make the ultimate difference in finding these treatments. The AAAAI Foundation aims to fund early-career investigators doing work in the fields of asthma, immunologic and allergic disease to improve outcomes for our patients.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Awards

The Foundation funds three Faculty Development Awards annually. These awards, which each provide $240,000 in funding over a three-year period, support junior faculty members in the field of Allergy/Immunology for research in basic and/or clinical allergy and immunology and promote the specialty.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of unique website visitors

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Related Program

AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Awards

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A complete overhaul of our website in 2016 led to more visitors and better access to information about applying for our awards and making a donation in support of our programs.

Number of research studies conducted

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Related Program

AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Awards

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These numbers represent awards currently funded by the AAAAI Foundation in any given year. This includes multi-year awards paid out over time.

Number of donations made by board members

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Totals By Year
Related Program

AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Awards

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are proud to report that all members of the AAAAI Foundation Council and the parent organization Board of Directors donate every year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The AAAAI Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Our stated mission is to fund research that leads to the prevention and cure of asthma and allergic and immunologic disease. We work to provide major grants to at least three promising young investigators each year in the Allergy/Immunology field, who are doing important work that will ultimately improve outcomes for our patients.

The talented researchers funded each year by the AAAAI Foundation advance knowledge in the Allergy/Immunology field and ultimately provide better outcome for our patients. The awards each provide $240,000 in funding over a three-year period, and support a junior faculty member in the specialty of Allergy/Immunology in basic and/or clinical research. Our key strategy is to award promising researchers at a crucial career point, and to build the ranks of Allergy/Immunology trained investigators who can deeply explore the most complex problems of treatment and cure. We aim to fund diverse work from a variety of institutions and investigators.

The AAAAI Foundation enlists the expertise of a sophisticated Grant Review Committee to ensure that we target the very best science with the greatest potential for meaningful outcomes. The Grant Review Committee is comprised of top scientists in the field and runs an NIH-style review of each step of the application process, including letters of intent, full applications, regular progress reports and annual financial reporting to ensure that we fund only the highest quality research.

Since 1993, the AAAAI Foundation has awarded $7.1 million in major awards to young investigators. Those same investigators have gone on to secure $82 million more in funding from other sources after the Foundation provided initial support. Our awardees over the years have gone on to become program directors mentoring the next generation of Allergy/Immunology professionals, leading experts in the field publishing their findings in the world's leading journals, leaders in professional organizations and at universities and clinics around the world. We have provided support to more than 90 early-career investigators at a crucial time in their career development, who have achieved major research breakthroughs that improve patient care. Yet to come is the funding of even more investigators each year, and the optimal care of patients that can result from having enough A/I trained investigators to take on the research challenges ahead.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 4/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Kevin Kelly

Dr. Jonathan Bernstein

Bernstein Allergy Group, Inc.

Dr. Mariana Castells

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Dr. Joseph Diaz

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates of South Texas, PA

Dr. David Lang

Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Sharon Markovics

Manhasset Allergy & Asthma Associates

Dr. Stokes Peebles, Jr.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Mary Beth Fasano

Univeristy of Iowa College of Medicine

Dr. David Peden

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes