ASE Members Crush Donation Records on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday was a remarkable day for the ASE Foundation. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the Foundation received a record breaking $33,786 in just 24 hours! Our goal to raise $15,000 was more than doubled and we owe it all to you, our incredible donors.

The success from yesterday is not solely represented by the amount raised, but also in the number of donors who participated. Last Giving Tuesday, 76 donors supported ASEF with $26,982 in donations. This year’s $33,786 is the result of 104 donors!

ASEF sends a special thank you to the ASE leaders, Drs. Jose Banchs, Burkhard Mackensen, and Ritu Thamman, who made early pledges to match the first $3,000 raised yesterday and to the collective of sonographer leaders who teamed up to match the first $2,170 donated by sonographers. The sonographer match was almost tripled, resulting in $6,086! Four members of the Inaugural ASE Leadership Academy class donated as well, illustrating how the Society’s investment in the future of our field is being paid forward. We also had a number of members who gave in memory of Kirk Spencer, MD, FASE. We are so grateful for all these gifts and our donors – you are what makes the Foundation successful and meaningful!

If you missed Giving Tuesday yesterday, there’s still time to support the Foundation’s 2018 Annual Appeal before December 31 and help us reach our overall goal for the year of $250,000. Visit or contact the Foundation at

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.