Proven Science-Better Health Giving Campaign

SBM Giving Campaign


What is the “Proven Science—Better Health” Giving Campaign?

The “Proven Science—Better Health” Giving Campaign was launched by the Board of Directors in Spring 2020 with three funds for donors to choose from that support the professional development of our members, share our members’ research with the popular press and general public, and influence public health laws by strategically promoting our members’ research to policymakers. A General Fund was also established to cover SBM’s most pressing needs and keep membership fees affordable.

We want a healthier world, and we know it’s possible. We need a world that knows what behavioral medicine is and how valuable it is. A world that recognizes our individual members as esteemed experts. A world where members advance their careers and the filed—impacting real lives. The Proven Science—Better HealthTM Giving Campaign will keep students from gravitating toward other fields. It will help prevent disease and make people’s lives better. All because behavioral medicine will no longer be a “best kept secret.”

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Soft Launch Success

$86,592 raised from April 2020 to April 2021!

  • 100% of SBM Board Members have financially contributed to the Giving Campaign

  • 63% of SBM Past Presidents have made a donation to the Giving Campaign

  • 3% increase in membership giving in 2020

  • 3 new SBM Awards established through the Giving Campaign:

    • Karen Calfas Physical Activity Student Research Excellence Award (2020)
    • Elliot J. Coups Improving Health through Behavioral Medicine Award (2020)
    • Redford Williams Health Equity Student Research Excellence Award (2021)


Giving Campaign Launch

Since the launch of the Proven Science-Better Health Giving Campaign on April 7, 2021, over $101,000 has been raised. Thank You!

See who helped make an impact here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our week-long Proven Science—Better Health Giving Campaign events during the Annual Meeting and made a contribution to one or more of our funds. The amount of support that we received during this campaign launch was phenomenal. Thanks to your support, we raised a total of $14,447 during the Annual Meeting week!


Giving Campaign Event Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Battle of the SIGs competition, the Physical Activity SIG! The Physical Activity SIG had the largest percentage of members donate during the Annual Meeting week, raising $660!

Congratulations to our three Give-to-Win Raffle winners!

Spa Day Gift Basket
Lorraine O. Walker, EdD, MPH
Coffee Lover's Gift Basket
Kathryn Knoff
Cheese Board Gift Basket
Angela J. Fong, PhD

Congratulations to our Virtual Hike photo winner, Vilmarie Baez, PsyD!


How to Make a Donation Today

Mail in a Donation or Pledge Form
Through Transferring Stocks
Through a Named Giving Award


See what our Honorary Chairs & Co-Chairs have to Say about the Giving Campaign

General Fund

Laura Hayman, PhD, MSN, FAAN, FAHA, General Fund Honorary Chair, SBM Past President

Brian Gonzalez, PhD, General Fund Honorary Co-Chair, SBM SIG Council Chair


Leadership Development Fund

Gary Bennett, PhD, Leadership Development Fund Honorary Chair, SBM Past President

Valerie Myers, PhD, Leadership Development Fund Honorary Co-Chair, SBM Education, Training, and Career Development Council Chair


Policy Advocacy Fund

Karen Emmons, PhD, Policy Advocacy Fund Honorary Chair, SBM Past President

Lorna McNeill, PhD, MPH, Policy Advocacy Fund Honorary Co-Chair


Science Communication Fund

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Science Communication Fund Honorary Chair, SBM Past President

Joanna Buscemi, PhD, Science Communication Fund Honorary Co-Chair, SBM Health Policy Council Chair