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Week of Giving 2017

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3rd Annual IPT-PAC Week of Giving: October 23-30, 2017

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to have your donation matched dollar for dollar by our 2017 matching donors, Athletico, ATI Physical Therapy, and the Illinois Network of Independent Physical Therapists (INIPT). 

Week of Giving PT Dress-Down or Dress-Up Day

Make giving fun! This is an easy way to spread the word about IPT-PAC and increase giving!
  • With the approval of your employer, advertise a "WOG Dress-Down" or "WOG Dress-Up" date (between October 23-30) to fellow employees.
  • Employees that donate $20 or more to the IPT-PAC may "dress down" (jeans or casual attire) OR if you choose to host a "dress up" day select a simple, fun, creative office theme like "hat day", "wild shoes", "super heroes," etc. 

Have fun and see how many people you can get to participate!

Strike a Balance Challenge

Strike a Balance Challenge

Help us increase the IPT-PAC fund balance by spreading the word about WOG via social media with an interactive example of the important role balance plays in wellness.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Post a photo or video of yourself – or a group – striking a creative balance on Twitter or Facebook.
  2. Donate a minimum of $20 to IPT-PAC.
  3. Challenge 3 others to perform their own feat of balance by tagging them in your post, using the hashtags #ptbalancechallenge #2017WOG and including the link to donate at

Please be an ADVOCATE by giving, participating and spreading the word while encouraging others to do the same. As you know, the payment and policy landscape of Illinois makes all the difference in every practice setting. Over the past years, you have witnessed healthcare evolve. IPT-PAC has been there every step of the way, working to represent the interests of both PT professionals and the patients they care for. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we join forces and pool our resources as we take part in the important conversations that will change the future of health care delivery in the Unites States, and, specifically, Illinois.

Donate to the IPT-PAC

Why donate?

When you donate to the Illinois Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (IPT-PAC), you are helping to improve access to quality and affordable healthcare for the residents of Illinois. 

How are donations to the IPT-PAC used?

Not only do your dollars help fund the campaigns of Illinois lawmakers who actively support physical therapy and are sensitive to the issues that we care about, but with your support, IPTA staff and members are able to build valuable relationships with members of the Illinois General Assembly.

Why is this important?

Because with continued exposure to IPTA members and staff, public officials begin to recognize them as trusted resources concerning physical therapy and value their perspective.  Your donation has a direct impact on legislators' view of physical therapy services and helps to shape healthcare policy in Illinois. 

How is the IPT-PAC funded?

Voluntary contributions added on to your APTA/IPTA dues.  You can donate to the IPT-PAC when you renew your association dues.

Direct contributions from individuals and practices/facilities:  Individual members, non-members and consumers who support the mission and purpose of the IPT-PAC are welcome to donate. 

Who can contribute to the IPT-PAC?

Any individual or company can contribute to the IPT-PAC. You can donate online, or send a check payable to IPT-PAC to  905 N. Main Street, Naperville, IL 60563.

Can I make an anonymous IPT-PAC contributions?

No. All cumulative IPT-PAC contributions in excess of $150 (both cash and in kind donations) are required to be reported to the State Board of Elections and this information is publicly available. 

Are contributions tax deductible?

Contributions made to political campaigns and political action committees are NOT tax deductible. 

How much should I donate?

The amount of your donation is up to you.  No amount is too small or too large.  IPT-PAC supporters who contribute more than $100 annually and student supporters making an annual contribution of $20 or more receive a commemorative pin declaring their level of sponsorship.  Some prefer to set up a monthly contribution to help with our ongoing efforts. 





"As a past IPT-PAC chair and, now, IPTA President, I have first-hand experience of the important role advocacy plays in helping to guarantee the health of the profession. In the face of continuous changes in the healthcare system, it is crucial to have your voice, support, and participation in these fundraising efforts. This week is a just a start – please don't see it as the finish! Consider a small ongoing monthly gift to ensure the future of physical therapy practice in Illinois."

IPTA President Mike Riley, PT
IPTA/APTA Member Since 1973

"It seems quite natural to ‘pay it forward’ in supporting whatever profession you have committed your life’s work to and this can be done in any number of ways for us as physical therapists if we take the time to look for them. Our state association's IPT-PAC is an excellent example and there are others but providing support for the leadership necessary to help our profession navigate healthcare today is essential for our voice to be heard and our work to be recognized. ‘Plant the seeds for the trees that you will never see.’"

Mark Kaufman, PT, ATC

President, Athletico
IPTA/APTA Member Since 1989


"This is about our profession’s future – legislator’s make decisions that affect our jobs and our lives. By supporting the IPT-PAC, we have a voice and can make a difference."


Dylan Bates, PT
President, ATI Physical Therapy
IPTA/APTA Member Since 1997


“As a unified group of independent physical therapy private practice owners, we are committed to supporting the IPT-PAC because our dollars support legislation that has a direct impact on physical therapy services for the people of Illinois. We know how important it is to continue building strong relationships with our local and state politicians to increase awareness of the importance and benefits of physical therapy by licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Please support the IPT-PAC.”

Bernadette Kamin, PT
President, Illinois Network of Independent Physical Therapists
IPTA/APTA Member Since 1992





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