The 2nd annual IPT-PAC Week of Giving will be held October 5-12. Please take advantage of this exciting opportunity to have your donation matched dollar for dollar by our corporate match providers: ATI, Athletico, PT Services, Body Gears and INIPT. Special thanks for their generosity!
This year, we are adding to the fun - consider bringing one of these initiatives to your practice and inviting your employees to participate!
Week of Giving PT Dress Down or Up Day: a fun workplace initiative that demonstrates your commitment to the IPT-PAC with your coworkers and patients.
With the approval of your employer, advertise your chosen "WOG Dress Down" or "WOG Dress Up" date (between October 5-12th) 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.
Strike a Balance Challenge: This year we are trying to use social media to help us increase the IPT-PAC fund balance by spreading the word about WOG with an interactive example of the important role balance plays in wellness.
Here’s how it works:
Post a photo or video of yourself – or a group – striking a creative balance on Twitter or Facebook.
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.
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. 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.
a past IPT-PAC chair, I have first-hand experience of the important role
advocacy plays in helping to guarantee the health of the profession ... which
is why I have committed my company as one of the matching partners. 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, Owner, Professional Therapy Services
"Supporting the PAC is
important because it adds to the efforts we already have with our political
connections." – April Oury, Owner, BodyGears Physical Therapy
"Athletico believes that supporting the IPT-PAC is the right thing to do to advance and protect our profession. Our financial commitment of matching support as well as our organization’s leadership beside the IPTA around key initiatives is how we are helping to forward the mission. Athletico’s leaders have shared their time and expertise in key initiatives such as the fairness in co-pay equity act and dry needling licensure protection. Please consider your gift to the IPT-PAC and know that your gift will have double the impact." – Grant R. Koster, PT, ATC, FACHE, Vice President of Clinical Operations, Athletico