Arkansas AFP Foundation

Your contribution supports activities to encourage medical students to pursue family practice, enhance educational preparation and training, and maintain the educational excellence of family physicians throughout their careers.

Mission & Purpose

The Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation was incorporated in 1990 as a not for profit corporation whose mission is to establish and administer programs for educational, research and philanthropic purposes for the benefit of Family Practice in Arkansas.  The Foundation is an exclusively charitable, educational and scientific in purpose and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization thereby able to receive grants and tax-deductible gifts and contributions. 

The purpose of the Foundation is to establish programs that accomplish this mission through: 


Board of Directors & Trustees

We’ll be electing new officers soon!

Join the Foundation Board of Trustees!

The Arkansas AFP Foundation is always looking for individuals to serve.  Trustees and Directors are elected annually through a nomination process.  If you are interested in serving, please contact Michelle Hegwood, or call 501-316-4011.

  • Activities to encourage medical students to pursue Family Medicine 
  • Educational events targeting students and residents 
  • Supporting Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) that promote the future of Family Medicine 
  • Providing financial assistance for delegates, students and residents to attend the AAFP National Conference for Students and Residents and other AFP events 
  • Providing awards and scholarships for students and residents 

Your support of the Foundation ensures the continuation of the following activities in our state to promote Family Medicine: 

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation