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Author Topic: AMG 2014 San Diego - GRANTS COMMITTEE FORMATION  (Read 905 times)

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Offline Grants Committee

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AMG 2014 San Diego - GRANTS COMMITTEE FORMATION
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:21:28 PM »
Hello Everyone:

The history, purpose and functions of the Committee:

The AMG Grants Committee (the “GC”) was formed in 2005 as a means of pooling donations from generous members and other sources to help out some members who wanted to attend the AMG but were financially constrained. 

PURPOSE

The Grants Committee aims to grant assistance to as many members in need wishing to attend the gathering as the available funds would allow.  The GC shall manage all AMG grant operations and ensure there is adequate controls and transparency regarding the donation and grant operations process. Grants Committee members are accountable for donations made; review requests for assistance; and determine levels of assistance. Grant Committee members are not eligible to apply for assistance for AMG while participating on the committee.

The Grants Committee shall support the following specific tasks:
•   Soliciting donations
•   Grant allocation
•   Periodic reporting to the wider forum members

The Grants Committee shall consist of at least three and at most five members.

The AMG Grant Committee is the ONLY time members are allowed to use these Forums for fundraising.

All donations are kept confidential.  The names of members assisted with grant funds/donations are also kept confidential.

There are typically two types of donations: 1) cash donations to the Committee (made via mail or PayPal) which are then directed to assist individuals in need (through procurement/sharing of hotel rooms, travel fare, etc) and 2) members who will sponsor another member (i.e. share or pay directly for another member's room, travel, etc.).

Everything is done with the greatest amount of transparency (with the exception of keeping confidential the names of donors and members requesting/receiving assistance).  Regular reports are posted in the forum regarding funds received and funds disbursed.

A great many individuals have been helped during past AMGs through the assistance of other members.  Funds raised for various AMGs have ranged from $300 to over $5,000 (not including direct sponsorships of individual members).  Through the generous assistance of other members, the AMG 2013 Grants Committee was able to raise over $360.

The assistance provided by the grants can make the difference in whether a member is able to attend the AMG or not.

After the Committee is established - a separate thread will announce this and provide info for those members who want to donate or who may wish to request assistance. If we can have the Committee members finalized by Sunday, December 8th, we should be able to have the "Donation / Request for Assistance" thread up by Sunday, December 15th.

If you are interested in being a member of the Grants Committee, please send a PM to "Grants Committee." 


Offline Grants Committee

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Re: AMG 2014 San Diego - GRANTS COMMITTEE FORMATION
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 08:17:30 PM »
Still looking for interested, willing members to be a part of AMG 2014 Grants Committee.....

Offline odyssey

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Re: AMG 2014 San Diego - GRANTS COMMITTEE FORMATION
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 11:36:59 AM »
What is the status of the grants committee (i.e. when will the post be put up allowing applications for grants, etc.)?
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG 2014 San Diego - GRANTS COMMITTEE FORMATION
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 11:47:43 AM »
I believe Bocker and PozNiceGuy are on the Committee
Unfortunately, due to family medical emergency, I have to withdraw from working on the committee.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

 


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