PASCRS Preservation Fund

The Pennsylvania Colorectal Society is the oldest regional Colorectal Society in the United States. It has enjoyed a wonderful tradition dating back almost 100 years! 

In 1929 Dr. Harry E. Bacon conceived a plan of organizing a local society for dissemination the knowledge of diseases of the colon and rectum, and in 1932 it was officially incorporated. 

The multiple meetings at the Philadelphia Union League have become a mainstay and much-anticipated events. Each year, the President-Elect of ASCRS traditionally speaks at the Bacon Oration. Like in many regional societies, declining membership activity, and decreased support from industry have put a financial strain on the PASCRS, and have threatened the sustainability of our wonderful society. 

In a gesture of amazing generosity, one anonymous senior member has decided to make an amazing leap towards ensuring the continued future of the PASCRS. 

This member has pledged to match donations UP TO $100,000 (!) towards ensuring the continued success of the Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons! 

So if our wonderful society has given you opportunities for learning, camaraderie and growth, PLEASE ANSWER THIS CHALLENGE! 

Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity! Donations can be made by credit card or by mailing a check. We do incur a processing fee for credit cards, so for larger donations please consider mailing a check (the Treasurer's mailing address will show after selecting pay by check method). Click below to contribute today.

Most Sincerely, 

PASCRS Executive Board 
Joshua Bleier – President 
Benjamin Phillips – President-Elect 
Howard Ross – Vice-President 
Matthew Philp – Secretary 
Skandan Shanmugan – Treasurer
Juan Lucas Poggio – Member-at-Large

Carter Paulson – Member-at-Large