Ways to Give Back

SVU has served as your trusted partner throughout your career, working to provide you with the continuing ability to learn and to grow while you provide excellence in patient care.    

We invite you to consider supporting SVU now and in the future. Below are a variety of ways you can support SVU directly. To donate to more than one at the same time, please use this form.

On-Going Support

In life we are faced with many choices, some hard, some easy. When it comes to the future, we may not know what lies ahead but we can all try to plan the best we can. Planned giving is a way to leave a legacy, to ensure the future is better for all those who embrace our profession. One of the easiest ways to provide a gift is through a provision in your will. A bequest is something anyone can make and is simple to do.

“I have children and relatives. Shouldn’t I leave my entire estate to them?”

This is probably the number one cause for reluctance when making a bequest. The fact is, depending on the current tax laws, leaving a gift to charity in your will may reduce the estate tax burden on your heirs significantly. You should consult with a financial advisor or attorney to learn how giving may actually benefit your family after you’re gone. “I’m ready, now what?” Bequests are accepted as unrestricted and restricted funds, providing you with the flexibility to support a designed area.

Please see below sample text you can use in your estate planning.

Unrestricted Funds: “I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, (the sum of $___) or (__percent of my estate). This gift may be used to further the mission of the Society in such a manner as the SVU Executive Committee may direct.”

Restricted Funds: “I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, (the sum of $___) or (__percent of my estate). This gift may be used exclusive for (insert restricted use language here; for example, list a specific program, prize or award).

Anne Jones Scholarship

The purpose of the annual Anne Jones Scholarship is to provide a qualified student applicant with a monetary scholarship to further her/his education in vascular ultrasound and pursue a career in the vascular ultrasound profession. SVU members are urged to help support this annual scholarship by making an optional voluntary contribution to the Anne Jones Scholarship Fund with their SVU dues renewal payment, online or directly to SVU, Attn: Anne Jones Scholarship Fund.

SVU Advocacy

SVU advocates on behalf of the profession in important areas as physician supervision, credentialing standards, and quality of care, as well as works with CMS to help ensure appropriate reimbursement schedules.