CTSMA Spirit of Giving


Founded in 2012, the CTSMA Spirit of Giving is our way of giving back to our communities. The Connecticut Society of Medical Assistants believes in helping those who help others. The CTSMA Spirit of Giving has received three National Awards from the American Association of Medical Assistants for our Community Service.

Each year the CTSMA Spirit of Giving chooses different organizations in Connecticut to help in various ways. If you know of any groups or you are an organization that would like to be considered as a CTSMA Spirit of Giving Charity, please contact Rebecca V. Parry, CMA (AAMA) at csmapresident@ctsma.org


2024 Spirit of giving

Foundation For Sarcoidosis Research

The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) is the leading international organization dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoidosis and improving care for sarcoidosis patients through research, education, and support. Since its establishment in 2000, FSR has fostered over $6 million in sarcoidosis-specific research efforts.


FSR provides funding and collaborations for research and initiatives which focus on the understanding of sarcoidosis, addresses the causes of the disease, counters the suffering of patients, and advances the potential for a cure. Through collaborations and partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry, biotech companies, medical institutes and professionals, academic institutes, researchers, and patients from across the globe, FSR is producing game-changing initiatives toward a cure. In the years ahead, the Foundation looks forward to increasing our investment to find innovative breakthroughs which will provide treatments, therapies and a cure for the disease.

Dress Down Day:

Dress down day is Friday, wear your clean, pressed jeans without holes along with your favorite professional top for a small donation of $5.00. You may donate more if you like. Remember all donations of the Dress Down Day goes to the charity above.