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The CMSA Foundation Board of Directors and Strategic Advisory Committee have been working hard to develop a strategic plan to support and promote case management research and process improvement. The past two years have been difficult for everyone, and case managers have had to shift and adapt processes to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19.

The Foundation Board knows that there have been innovations resulting in success, and they want you to share your success. The Foundation will be laser-focused on research and process improvement going forward. There are plans to expand the opportunities for awards and grants to support research and process improvement.


MARGARET LEONARD PUBLIC POLICY GRANT (MLPPG): This special fund was designed to fulfill Peggy’s passion and dream of advancing the profession of case management through public policy. The grant is designed to support individuals who have a passion for public policy and need support for a program offering grassroots education to others about issues affecting health policy while supporting CMSA initiatives. Grant recipients may receive between $2,500-$5,000 depending on the program and available funding.

RESEARCH AND OUTCOMES RECOGNITION: The CMSA Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations that produce outcomes from a research or quality/performance improvement project for innovation in advancement of case management practice and/or improved client outcomes. Applicants may choose from either the award category of Case Management Practice Improvement or Case Management Research. Recognition is given at the annual conference, as well as the opportunity to author an article in CMSA Today and to present a webinar on the findings. Each recipient also receives a $1,500 honorarium based on available funding.

Other opportunities throughout the year may become available based on funding sources, including CMSA membership support and CMSA Annual Conference support.

These programs can only continue and grow through continuous support from CMSA members, chapters and employers.

Here are just a few ways you can support the CMSA Foundation:

ONE-TIME DONATIONS: Great way to donate a tax-deductible amount before year-end.

MONTHLY-RECURRING DONATIONS: Monthly giving has become a popular option, allowing consistent donations each month. This tax-deductible option allows donors the opportunity to give more annually than they could with a one-time donation.

DONATE IN HONOR OF OR IN MEMORIAM: Honor someone special with a one-time donation.

DONATE TIME: Our volunteers are key to creating a healthy and active Foundation. The Chapter Ambassador Program is one example of how individuals can donate their time to help support and spread the word about the Foundation while actively seeking donations from supporters.

SHOP AND SUPPORT: Donations can be created by simply shopping! The CMSA Foundation participates in AmazonSmile, allowing you to shop for everyday items and gifts on AmazonSmile while Amazon donates back to the Foundation on eligible purchases. Connect with AmazonSmile at

PARTICIPATE IN OUR CONFERENCE FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES: The Foundation will be hosting a raffle during this year’s 2022 CMSA Annual Conference in Orlando, June 1-4. The grand prize will be:

  • 2023 CMSA Conference registration for one
  • Airfare voucher
  • Three nights stay at a hotel

 All new and renewing recurring Foundation donors will receive one free raffle ticket for the 2023 Conference package.

 All new recurring donors who sign up during the conference will be entered into a separate raffle for prizes.

To learn more about the CMSA Foundation and programs that you can apply for and support, please visit


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