February 14, 2012 — Dr. Ken Padgett was recently elected chairman of the Lincoln College Education & Research Fund Inc. (LCERF). Dr. Glen Bontrager recently retired after serving 37 years on the LCERF Board of Trustees and he served the past nine years as chairman.
Bontrager succeeded the late Dr. Edward L. Maurer and under their leadership, in conjunction with the Florida Chiropractic Association, LCERF played a major role in helping establish the Lincoln College Eminent Scholar Chair at the University of South Florida. In addition, LCERF was one of three organizations to fund and award the first Lincoln Prize for chiropractic research to Dr. Scott Haldeman at the August Florida Chiropractic Association Convention in Orlando, Fla.
The Lincoln College Education & Research Fund was established after Lincoln Chiropractic College merged with National Chiropractic College in 1970. The assets from the Lincoln property were used to establish this education and research fund. Over the years LCERF has awarded more than 35 scholarships to chiropractic students and contributed more than $245,000.00 to chiropractic education and research. In addition to Padgett and Bontrager, the current Board of Trustees includes George Langenbrunner, DC, Don Krippendorf, DC, John Gentile, DC, and R. C. Harding, DC.
In order to maintain this level of giving additional funds will be required. The LCERF Board of Trustees encourages all members of the chiropractic profession to consider discussing with their financial planner various ways to give to LCERF. With proper planning a charitable gift can be a “win-win” for both the individual chiropractor as well as LCERF.
Bontrager hopes the profession will continue to recognize and support chiropractic education and research by contributing to the Lincoln College Education & Research Fund.
Source: Lincoln College Education & Research Fund