Message from AAPCCA Leadership

Paying it Forward
The Hardship Fund was created by the AAPC Chapter Association to help AAPC members in need of financial assistance due to personal situations or the effect of a natural disaster. To be eligible for the funds, an applicant must be a member of AAPC in good standing for at least 12 months, and the member must demonstrate or explain about the hardship.
Individuals applying for the funds can be reassured that their information will remain confidential and will be reviewed by the Hardship Committee. Applications must include the reasons they are experiencing the hardship and what steps have been taken to meet their needs, prior to applying for assistance. Likewise, if you know of someone that could benefit from the fund, you are permitted to apply on that person’s behalf.
Funds that are awarded are not required to be paid back but we ask that you pay it forward when you are able. You never know when you could be the next applicant!
The Hardship Fund may help applicants with membership fees and codes books, and other necessities due to personal hardships.
The Hardship funds come from personal contributions, from raffles held at chapter conferences and AAPC’s national conferences, and from AAPC. 100% of the donations received benefit our members.
You can help support the Hardship Fund when your chapter sponsors a seminar or conference by reaching out to me at I will be happy to send a small baby quilt for your chapter to raffle and there is no cost to the chapter to have this sent. There will be a full-size quilt raffled at AAPC’s upcoming national conference in Orlando. Please make sure you stop at the Hardship table to see the quilt and other great raffle opportunities.
Please consider helping a member in need.
Chapter or personal donations can be made to:
AAPCCA Hardship Fund
2233 S Presidents Dr., Suite F
Salt Lake City, UT 84120
Jeanne Gershman, CPC, COC, CEMC, CPB
AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors – Meeting Coordinator
Region 1 – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York

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