As a not-for-profit organization, IPPS is broadly funded by donations and memberships from individuals, patients, and healthcare professionals alike.
IPPS’ mission is focused on being an educational resource for health care professionals and raising public awareness of Chronic Pelvic Pain. For individuals living with chronic pelvic pain, the society seeks to improve access to care and support their physical and emotional well-being.
The International Pelvic Pain Society is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code. Contributions to IPPS are tax-deductible by donors as provided in section 170 of the IRS Code. Gifts and bequests are welcome.
Ways to Contribute
Your donation will be used to support the IPPS mission that is focused on optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain, and serving as an educational resource for health care professionals. Did you know over 200 million women worldwide suffer with chronic pelvic pain? Please help us help these individuals.
C. Paul Perry, MD Memorial Lecture Fund of IPPS
The C. Paul Perry Memorial Education fund was created in memory of C. Paul Perry (1945-2008). The C. Paul Perry Memorial Lecture Award is given once a year to recognize individuals who demonstrate lifetime achievement in pain research and education. It honors researchers and clinicians with significant contributions to pain research, education, that have the potential to significantly impact clinical care.
James E. Carter, MD Memorial Lecture Fund of IPPS
IPPS Co-founder, James E. Carter passed away in October 2006. Friends and colleagues of Dr. Carter joined together to commemorate his memory by establishing the James E. Carter, MD Memorial Lecture and Lecture Fund. The James E. Carter Memorial Lecture Award will be given in recognition of lifetime achievement in pain research and education. It will honor researchers and clinicians with significant contributions to pain research, education, and clinical care. To learn more about this award lecture, click here.
Gifts and bequests are welcome. The fund operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). IPPS is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code. Contributions to IPPS are tax-deductible by donors as provided in section 170 of the IRS Code.
Fred Howard, MD Research Development Fund
The Fred Hoaward, MD Research and Development Fund was created in honor of Dr. Howard, co-founder of IPPS, to support research and development in the field of pelvic pain. To learn more about this grant program, click here.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship (JEDIS) Fund
The scholarship was designed to advance excellence in healthcare, education, and research in communities who lack access to pelvic pain care due to social, racial, or economic disparities. The IPPS JEDIS program will support individuals from Black, Indigenous, and/or other communities of color, individuals from LGBTQ+ communities, or individuals with disabilities by providing IPPS membership, conference registration, and travel support to the IPPS Annual Scientific Meeting on Pelvic Pain. To learn more about this scholarship program, click here.
Other Ways to Contribute
Does your employer offer matching gifts? Many companies offer a corporate matching gift program to encourage charitable contributions, matching employee donations dollar for dollar. To find out if your employer offers a matching gift program, search for your employer’s matching gift policy or check with your human resources department. Double your donation and impact to IPPS!