about the fund

Mission
Statement

The
Fund To Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization, committed to ongoing resource development to support targeted
education, research, and professional development opportunities that will
increase the public’s understanding of occupational therapy. The Fund exists to
achieve greater understanding, availability, and use of occupational therapy
and to promote the profession’s contributions to health, wellness,
participation, productivity, and quality of life in society.

Vision
Statement

The
Fund To Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy facilitates society’s
understanding of and demand for occupational therapy and the profession’s
capacity to bring its virtues to more people in existing and future practice
and policy environments.

Governance Structure
and Staffing

The Fund To Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy is a
charitable and educational organization that has been recognized as exempt from
federal income taxes under Section 501 (c)(3), and as a public charity under
Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Its principal purpose is
to support education related to the use and value of occupational therapy with
respect to the public's health, wellness, productivity, and quality of life.

As the “awareness arm” of The American Occupational Therapy
Association, The Fund is closely tied to AOTA through its Bylaws and Articles
of Incorporation. The Fund Board of Directors is comprised of the AOTA
officers, the AOTA Executive Director (ex-officio), and The Fund’s Executive
Director (ex-officio). Each Board Director elected by the AOTA membership holds
office coterminous with the office held within AOTA.

General requests for information and questions for The Fund
should go to:

The Fund To Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy
c/o AOTA, Inc.
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda , MD 20852-4929
301-652-2682 phone
301-652-9297 fax
Email: fund-ot@aota.org

Staff:

Chuck Partridge
Chief Office, Finance & Operations, AOTA
c/o The Fund To Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Email: cpartridge@aota.org