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Women in Thoracic Surgery is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Consider making a tax deductible donation to WTS today! Donations may be made online through our Membership Account page by clicking here. Email help@wtsnet.org for more information. 

Donate to the WTS to support our ongoing initiatives to elevate the field of cardiothoracic surgery, elevating women in thoracic surgery, embracing diversity and replacing exclusion with inclusion. You may also specify where your donation is applied. You can give to the General Fund that will be applied to an area of greatest need. It can help fund the day-to-day operations of WTS, networking events, receptions, and speakers for example. You may select a specific WTS Scholarship. A list of scholarship options is listed in the drop-down menu.

The WTS Scholarship Committee has awarded over 100 scholarships since its inception in 2005. Each scholarship costs WTS between $1,650.00 and $10,000.00. Several of our awards support a woman medical student or resident to attend a National Annual Meeting (STS, WTSA, STSA). The students and trainees are provided one-on-one mentoring by a volunteer WTS surgeon member at the national annual meetings. Our traveling scholarships support a surgeon to travel to learn a new skill or an opportunity to visit a women cardiothoracic surgeon mentor by traveling to the mentor’s institution for an elective period of time. Our research Award supports basic science, clinical and/or healthcare related interest for women in their mid-career. Your donation will contribute to all expenses related to funding this award including, but not limited to, travel expenses (air & ground), scholars’ meal expenses, hotel lodging and registration when required. By awarding annual scholarships, the WTS is fulfilling one of our stated missions to enhance the education of women thoracic surgeons. 

Your contribution will allow WTS to fund future Scholarships and Awards:

WTS STS Scholarship (associated with the STS meeting)

WTS Carpenter Scholarship (associated with the STSA meeting)

WTS Thistlethwaite Scholarship (associated with the WTSA meeting)

WTS Brigid Scanlan Traveling Mentorship Award

WTS-TSF Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

WTS-AATS Foundation Mid-Career Investigator Award

Donate your honorarium to WTS. Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS) members and friends can support WTS and its mission by donating honoraria received for professional services. There are two ways to donate your honoraria to WTS:

  • The institution paying the honoraria writes a check directly to Women in Thoracic Surgery.
  • The institution paying honoraria pays you directly and you in turn pay Women in Thoracic Surgery.

WTS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Support at any level is sincerely appreciated.

Carolyn Reed Box

WTS Carolyn Reed Box Contributions

We are excited to announce the creation of a “Carolyn E. Reed, MD Patient Letter Box,” complete with our signature pin and a page about Dr. Reed herself. This can be a great gift idea for any woman surgeon or trainee.

All contributions in honor of Dr. Carolyn Reed for $150 will receive this commemorative box. Click here to make your unrestricted contribution to receive yours today.