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Physicians Committee Members Share Their Passion for Compassion

Neal Barnard, Kim Howe, Marilu Henner, Chad SanduskyPhysicians Committee members recently gathered at the stunning Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif., to celebrate their commitment to promoting compassion. Our Passion for Compassion luncheon and Passion Auction was a unique fundraising event where guests could mingle with each other and Physicians Committee staff while raising funds for the Physicians Committee’s vital programs. Actress and author Marilu Henner, best known for her roles on Taxi and Evening Shade, was a special guest.

Henner and Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., hosted a live auction that gave members the chance to support their favorite Physicians Committee program. Guests enthusiastically bid on eight different programs. The winning bidders listed below will have their names associated with the following programs for an entire year. We are deeply grateful to them and to all who supported this event:

Campaign to End Animal Labs in Medical Schools:  Zarin Azar, M.D.

The Cancer Survivor’s Handbook Distribution:  Jim Weisenbach

Humane Charity Seal of Approval Advertisements: Edmund and Barbara Wilkinson

Healthy School Lunch Campaign:  Moneim Fadali, M.D.

Spanish Vegetarian Starter KitMoneim Fadali, M.D.

Dissection Alternatives Campaign:  Kim Howe Web Site:  Zarin Azar, M.D.

Nutrition Guide for Clinicians: Darla K. Brunner and Steven R. Nussbaum

Physicians Committee Member Events
In the past year, we have held a number of events to help us get out and meet our members. These occasions have provided Physicians Committee staff with a wonderful opportunity to get to know our supporters and share with them the latest program news and campaign victories. The feedback from members who have attended has been overwhelmingly positive and we plan to host more events in locations throughout the country. When you get an invitation to attend a Physicians Committee event in your region, we hope you’ll consider joining us. If you would like to help us plan an event in your city, please contact or 202-686-2210, ext. 304. See you soon!

Become a Lifetime Partner“I wish I could do more” is a phrase that often accompanies donations to the Phyisicians Committee. We are grateful for every gift—no matter the amount. The truth is, most people are able to make a gift of surprising significance. They just don’t realize that doing so takes a little preparation.  

Estate planning is a tool that will help you carry out your personal goals for the future. It can help you support charitable interests that are important to you.

Creating a will is an easy, uncomplicated way to make a planned gift. The first step is to contact your attorney or your state bar association for assistance in finding a lawyer who specializes in wills and estate planning. Bequests made through your will give you flexibility and a variety of options. Bequests can be a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or even a particular item.

Having a will is a win-win situation for everyone. It ensures that the assets you have built up in your lifetime will be used in the way that you desire.

The Physicians Committee’s Lifetime Partners are a special group of supporters who have included the Physicians Committee in their estate plans. If you have done so, please let us know! Knowing helps us make our own plans for the future, and naturally we would like to express our gratitude to you now.

To notify the Physicians Committee of your gift plans or to request information about bequests or the many other available planned giving options, please complete and return the form on this page. You can also visit to learn more about Lifetime Partners and use our interactive gift planning software to help you make the decision that’s right for you.

We can help you attain your goals. Your support is what keeps us growing and strong!

With deepest appreciation,
Betsy Watson
Betsy Wason
Associate Director of Development

Online Giving
Have you tried online giving? You can join the Physicians Committee or renew your membership; make a memorial or tribute gift; join Physicians Committee’s monthly giving program, the Remembering Rodney Society; or make a tax-deductible contribution of any size.

By choosing to give online rather than through the mail, you help conserve paper and save Physicians Committee money. You may use your credit or debit card for online giving. Thanks for your support!

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