The Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Foundation was established in 1988 with the purpose of fostering the specialty of Family Medicine among medical students in order to grow the specialty by insuring an adequate supply of future family physicians.  The MDAFP Foundation is funded by tax-deductible individual and corporate contributions.   It is classified by the US Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic arm of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians. The MDAFP Foundation is a network chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Family Medicine Education Consortium.

As efforts continue to reform our system of medical care, particularly on the state level, we continue to face a shortage of family physicians. In fact, less than 13% of American physicians are family physicians. Several areas of Maryland remain without adequate physician coverage. Thus, access to care and cost of care are of great concern for a large number of our citizens. As we see it, the solution is the increased training and equitable distribution of the family physicians in all areas of Maryland in order to provide for adequate medical care statewide.

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To enhance the quality of family health care in Maryland through the appropriate funding of the education, research and philanthropic projects of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians by providing significant support and stewardship of funds.

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Board of Directors Nominations

MDAFP – Foundation is currently accepting nominations to its 2021 Board of Directors for the following positions: 

  • Foundation President – 2-year term
  • Foundation Treasurer – 2-year term
  • At Large Directors – (up to 2) – 2-year term
  • Students Directors – (up to 2)
  • Resident Director – (up to 1)

Qualifications and responsibilities include:

  • An awareness of the specialty of Family Medicine and its important role in providing primary health care to the citizens of this state 
  • An awareness of the programs and objectives of MDAFP
  • An understanding of the goals and principles of a foundation and in particular the charitable, and philanthropic undertakings of the MDAFP – Foundation 
  • Experience with other foundations and fundraising activities 
  • An appreciation for the opportunity of a foundation to expand the communication and improve the dialog with those individuals and organizations that may not be part of medicine, but that have an interest in primary care practice and the health care industry 

Simply provide a current statement of interest along with a current CV and send it to Becky  If you believe a colleague would be a great fit and would like to nominate them, provide us with a statement of support with the nominee’s contact information, including email and phone.

Nominations are due October 16, 2020, so be sure to get your nomination in today!


Shop AmazonSmile

The MDAFP-Foundation is offering a new way to support the Foundation through a program called AmazonSmile. Easy and convenient, just shop with AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate a percentage of the order total to the MDAFP-Foundation, and at no cost to you.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the MDAFP-Foundation every time you shop. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the MDAFP-Foundation.

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Shop iGive

How can your everyday purchases help MDAFP-Foundation? By signing up for and doing your online shopping through! During the month of November, will donate $3 for every person who signs up and selects MDAFP-Foundation as their charity!

What is

The Foundation is a registered charity with; and, shopping online at is another way to support the Foundation’s mission to cultivate student career choice in the specialty of family medicine.


How does it work?

By signing up at and shopping online at the 900+ participating retail establishments, a percentage of your purchase(s) will be donated to the Foundation – and your shopping donations are tax deductible!

How much money goes to MDAFP-Foundation?

Up to 26% of each and every purchase benefits your cause and donation rates vary by store. Donation rates are clearly listed within the iGive Mall. When you shop, every penny of the advertised donation goes directly to MDAFP-Foundation.

Try it now! Join iGive and you will be setup to support the Foundation with your online shopping. It is that simple!

Send Students Campaign

Maryland medical students are learning about and solidifying their interest in family medicine by attending the AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. This annual event provides them opportunities to attend workshops and procedure sessions, connect with hundreds of family medicine residencies and employers, and other organizations, learn leadership development skills and network with students, residents and physicians who have common interests. Through generous donors like you, we’ve sent students to Kansas City and are looking to do that again in 2021!

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The MDAFP – Foundation is a 501(c)(3) recognized charity and your donation is tax deductible as allowable by the IRS.

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