Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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The SDMS Foundation Raises Over $325,000

by Kelly Stafford

For Immediate Release

Plano, Texas – To celebrate the conclusion of Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM), the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Foundation is pleased to announce that it has raised over $325,000 during its three-year fundraising campaign to support the sonography community.

In October 2015, the Society of Diagnostic Sonography (SDMS) Foundation launched a multi-year fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $300,000 over three years. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, who went above and beyond, we increased our goal in 2018 to $320,000. The campaign wrapped up in October 2018 having raised over $325,000.

Since its 2009 inception, the SDMS Foundation has awarded more than $840,000 to programs that advance sonography through research and education. All funds raised during the three-year campaign will be distributed through the SDMS Foundation’s grants, scholarships, international assistance, and other programs approved by the SDMS Foundation Board.

The SDMS Foundation would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their generous support of the three-year fundraising campaign.


Donald Kerns, JD, CAE
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
(800) 229-9506 or (214) 473-8057 ext. 184

About the SDMS Foundation
The SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization permanently affiliated with the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The SDMS Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax exempt public charity described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the SDMS Foundation are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donors should consult a tax professional for more information. 

About the SDMS
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography. With over 27,000 members, the SDMS is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.

About Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic medical sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient’s body to assess and diagnose various medical conditions. For more information, visit the SDMS Career Center and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.