You can make a difference in the life of a resident surgeon in Africa by contributing to the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons. There are two primary ways to donate, either online with CMDA by clicking the button below (you will be transferred to the CMDA website), or by mailing a check to the address below. We take seriously the stewardship entrusted to us, so we’ve created a Donor Bill of Rights just for you. You may also review the CMDA Policy for Donor Privacy. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your generosity.
David and Rebecca Thompson Surgical Training Fund
The David and Rebecca Thompson Surgical Training Fund has been created to honor God and the sacrificial and life changing work of Dr. Dave Thompson and his wife Rebecca (Becki). Dave and Becki are the visionaries who founded the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS). They were instrumental in its formation and developing the 5-year surgical and spiritual program by which African Christian physicians are trained as surgeons to provide quality and compassionate care to those in need. Read More
All donations to honor Dave and Becki Thompson will be used to cover the cost of training and discipling African surgeons through PAACS.
The Sarah Lantz Memorial Fund
Dr. Sarah Lantz was a general surgeon who had a desire to be a full-time missionary surgeon. She completed her Post-Residency Program at Mukinge Hospital in Zambia, Africa. Sarah was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in July 2015 and passed away January 2016. A memorial fund has been established in Sarah’s honor to commemorate her life. Read More
Donations will go to fund a PAACS resident’s training program. It costs $125,000 to train a PAACS resident for 5 years. Thank you for your donation!
The Bob Cropsey Endowment Fund
Dr. Bob Cropsey is a general surgeon who was a career missionary surgeon in Togo, West Africa. Dr. Cropsey has been instrumental in starting a surgical ministry in Togo. He is still very active in their surgical ministry and envisions working towards creating a future PAACS surgical residency program for Africans. This endowment has been created to help fund surgical training of residents in Togo as a future PAACS site to honor Dr. Cropsey’s work.
The goal is for the proposed residency program in Togo to gain all necessary approvals to become a PAACS program and admit residents in 2020 and thereafter. Please note that approvals for the Togo residency program do not occur for any reason (including but not limited to insufficient financial resources, insufficient hospital facilities political / government strife e.g.) and the Togo residency program cannot open, then the endowment resources will be utilized to support other PAACS surgical residency programs in other West African nations until a Togo PAACS program opens. The Endowment will remain intact.
PAACS is a commission of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA). Tax receipts will be issued by CMDA, the fiduciary for all funds given to PAACS. It is a recognized charity by the IRS. The EIN and other information can be found here.
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