Education and Research Fund Events  

The Education and Research Fund Program Team has planned an exciting schedule of fundraising events for you to experience while in Philadelphia. Register for these events here.


Color Me Mine Canvas Painting

Tuesday, March 21, 9–10:30 p.m.
Fee: $40
Preregistration required
Inspired by all of Philadelphia’s public art? Come paint a canvas, enjoy a drink, and help raise funds for the Education and Research Fund in the process. Delegates of any age and ability are welcome to attend. One drink ticket included in fee. Supported by:


Silent Auction

The Education and Research Fund will use a mobile bidding system for the silent auction. All bids will be placed online via smartphone, tablet, computer, or other web-enabled device. All individuals wishing to place bids during the silent auction will need to register here prior to placing their first bid. Select "Register to Bid" at the top of the page. 

This online format even allows those who are unable to attend the conference to participate in the silent auction. 

FUNd Run/Walk

Take in the sights of the city while pounding the pavement for the profession! The annual FUNd Run/Walk takes you to a part of the city that you might not have seen. Collect pledges to enhance your $20 donation entry fee. The FUNd Run/Walk will take place on Tuesday, March 21. Supported by:


ERFlow Yoga

Monday, March 20, 7–7:45 a.m.
Wednesday, March 22, 7–7:45 a.m.
Fifth Floor Foyer
Preregistration required. To edit your registration, click "My Account" at the top of this window. Select "My Events," the 2017 Annual Conference, then the "Edit" button on the right, and "Edit" again on the right. Select the "Add Activities" button then add the yoga session(s) of your choice, and complete and pay for the changes.

Get your day started off right with gentle stretching and positive intentions as you support the Education and Research Fund. All are welcome regardless of fitness level or yoga experience. The guided sessions will be off the mat, so a mat is not needed, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. 

Pay to Sleep In 

Does the idea of getting out of bed at 6 a.m. to run/walk 3.1 miles sound dreadful, but you still want to support the Education and Research Fund? Then pay to sleep in! With your $20 donation, we will provide you with a door hanger for your hotel room indicating you paid good money to stay in bed. Visit the Education and Research Program Team at the conference to make your donation and receive your door hanger. 

Annual Fund Drive 

Make a donation to the general fund that supports the development of new programs and initiatives. Your contributions to the Annual Fund give the most flexibility to the Education and Research Fund to create new awards and funding opportunities in an ever-changing environment. Gifts to the Annual Fund help create a culture of giving in the Association and support Education and Research Fund programs and services.


Updated March 7, 2017