Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Annual fundraising event
a huge success

With 530 registered attendees and more than $31,000 worth of auction items available for bid, this year’s Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction was a great success. Proceeds will help support the Foundation’s medical and health education programs and will help launch its expanded efforts to address physician shortages in the state.

The Foundation thanks everyone who participated by sponsoring a table, purchasing individual tickets, donating to the silent auction or buying raffle tickets. The fundraising event, held April 12 in Madison, featured Richard J. Davidson, PhD, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Doctor Davidson spoke about his research on healthy qualities of the mind and how contemplative practices such as meditation can change our brains and impact how we approach life and health. After his presentation, he chatted with guests and signed copies of his recent book, The Emotional Life of Your Brain. Society member Zorba Paster, MD, of Dean Clinic-Oregon and host of a weekly program on National Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio, served as emcee for the evening.

With physicians and business leaders in attendance from around the state, the evening offered a great opportunity for networking with colleagues while supporting the Foundation’s work. The evening also included a short video on the Foundation’s current strategic priority: Supporting, developing and keeping physicians in Wisconsin.

Watch the Foundation’s website and Facebook page for photos from the event and information about other Foundation programs and events.

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