There are five different charitable funds that you can donate to in order to help support the mission of the WMS. We invite you to donate to the one(s) that you're most passionate about. Thank you in advance for your generosity - we couldn't do what we do without the support of people like you from around the world.

WMS General

To fund the unique WMS programs and publications, the Society relies on members (new and renewing), fundraising events, and charitable gifts and donations. Only with member and public support, can WMS continue to meet the Society's responsibilities and serve the world beyond its membership.

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Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital Tapting

This project is a result of a commitment to a long-standing vision by Wongchhu Sherpa, who used his Everest summits and business successes to give back to his boyhood village by developing roads, water projects, and a school. Before passing away in 2015, when asked what else he further wished to accomplish, he stated that he wished to bring better access and quality of healthcare to his local village and lower Solukhumbu region in Nepal. This project is derived from that wish.

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Conference Scholarships

Help students, residents, fellows, or other WMS members with financial need attend a WMS conference!

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Wilderness Medicine Research

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is keenly interested in fostering awareness and appreciation among healthcare professionals and scientists for the research of health-related concerns in outdoor and wilderness activities. Up to $30,000 is awarded each year by the WMS for wilderness medicine research grants.

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 Paul Auerbach Lectureship Fund

The field of wilderness medicine owes much to WMS co-founder Dr. Paul Auerbach. Paul's work as a teacher, author, leader, researcher, and mentor, impacted decades into the past and will continue to do so for many more decades into the future. In order to commemorate his lasting contributions to the WMS and the field of wilderness medicine, the WMS Board of Directors established an annual summer lectureship in honor of Dr. Paul Auerbach in early June 2021. 

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