The OAFP Foundation






Investing in future family physicians to serve our Oregon communities.

Over the past twenty years, the OAFP/Foundation has actively supported medical students exploring rural family practice, medical students matching in Family Medicine Residency Programs and many family medicine student interest group activities. We’ve provided anti-tobacco education in elementary schools and local and regional ethics lectures.

Now, the OAFP Foundation has developed a mission statement of its own:  Investing in future family physicians to serve our Oregon communities. Proceeds will go directly to mentorship, networking, education and scholarship programs and activities. Our goal is to raise funds from a variety of sources including generous contributions from our members, outside corporations and grants, and expand upon new opportunities for the next generation of family physicians – both medical students and Family Medicine Residents.






The 2017 OAFP/Foundation was a record-breaker — bringing in over $34,000 to help support our future family physicians — both medical students and family medicine residents.

We appreciate all of you who donated goods, services and cash to help us raise these funds. (Here’s a link to our 2017 donors — 2017 OAFP/Foundation Donors.) We wish to highlight two special donors, Springfield Family Physicians and Aldrich Healthcare Group, who sponsored the wine at our auction dinner:



SFP has been a long-term supporter of the OAFP as well as its’ Foundation. Through the Foundation, the OAFP is helping to support the future of family medicine, helping to ensure we have quality physicians joining with us to do the work you all know is important for the health of our communities. Providing financial support to students helps defray the increasing costs of medical education, giving these students more flexibility in choosing a career path that will fulfill them. In this time of transformation, we are leading the charge to break down the barriers between physical health and mental health, as well as social needs. The Foundation serves a critical purpose in helping to achieve these goals to see that these young physicians understand what we are trying to accomplish. By giving to the Foundation, we acknowledge the good work they do and hope to enable that work to continue.

Mark Meyers, MD, SFP Partner






The Aldrich Healthcare Group is dedicated to bringing knowledgeable and innovative solutions to medical practice management. Our consulting and advisory services team is designed with a strengths-based approach to drive results to your practice. We exist to improve the lives of our clients, our people, and our communities.



Even if you weren’t able to make it to the auction this year, you can still help us reach this goal by:

. writing a check to the OAFP/Foundation and sending it to: 1717 NE 42nd Ave, Ste 2103; or

. give by credit card with PayPal at the top right side of this page.

Please read the attached flyer so you can see where and how the funds will be spent:  OAFPFoundation Flyer










Support the OAFP Foundation every time you shop!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the OAFP Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. A percentage of your purchase price will go directly to the Foundation, once you have named us your charity of choice. To find out more, click here.


OAFP Foundation Board of Trustees:

Geoffrey Carden, MD

Lynn Estuesta, Foundation Executive Director

Kathryn Kolonic, DO, Foundation President

Leon McCook, MD

Peggy O’Neill, Foundation Treasurer

Chris Traver

Alexandra Verdieck, MD

Rick Wopat, MD



Laurel G. Case Award for Rural Experiences

Provides a one-time award to spend one or two weeks living and working with a rural family physician, in honor of the founding father of Oregon family medicine, Dr. Laurel G. Case. Open to OHSU students who have completed their first year of medical school and have shown an interest and understanding of family medicine.


Mary Gonzales Lundy Award

In honor of Mary Gonzales Lundy upon her retirement after 21 years as executive director of the OAFP, this award provides a scholarship to a fourth year OHSU medical student who is committed to family medicine as his/her specialty of choice and who matches in a family medicine residency.

2017 Lundy Award Co-Recipients:  Rita Aulie & Bryan Wu





Tar Wars Anti-Tobacco Education Program


You can make a difference in the lives of your community by educating fourth-and-fifth grade students about the harmful effects of tobacco use.

Family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students, as well as other health care providers can present Tar Wars. You don’t need special training or a specific background to get involved; you just need enthusiasm and a joy for teaching.

The AAFP Tar Wars Program Guide for 2015-2016 has been revised and the Presenter resources, which include Tar Wars in the Office (in English and Spanish), the Tar Wars Program Guide, a Parent Information Handout and the Tar Wars PowerPoint Presentation, are available online at