January 1, 2015
Thank you for allowing me to serve as the TPAA Foundation President for 2015. Similar to previous years, the Foundation will be diligently supporting the Medical Mission and Rural School Project for TPAA. Fundraising for these charitable projects and educational events has already begun in earnest.
Planned fundraising events for this year include a spring cruise in Europe from May 14 to 23 and a fall train tour in Canada from September 28 to October 6. Both the “Elegant Elbe” Cruise and “Canadian Rockies Getaway” Tour promise to be delightful journeys and a unique way to reconnect with old friends.
The Foundation will again join with the Thai Golf Club of Chicago in the Annual Dr. Sam Memorial Golf Tournament to commemorate the achievements of Dr. Sam, who provided compassionate care to the Thai community. All Foundation golfers are invited to join in this annual fundraising event at Tamarack Golf Club in Naperville, IL on September 20.
Finally, the Foundation remains prepared for any disasters requiring humanitarian assistance. We have responded to past tragedies with monetary aid through our Relief Funds. The Foundation has become a reliable and trustworthy vehicle for charitable donations to victims in need throughout the world.
I look forward to another successful year for the Foundation
S. Chris Malaisrie, MD
2015 TPAA Foundation President