Remember to make the SVU Foundation a part of your giving plans.

Consider honoring a mentor, educator or colleague that has made an impact on your life and career by making a contribution to the SVU Foundation. Your gift will support the SVU Foundation’s grants and scholarships, and assist in the development new initiatives and programs to strengthen the profession of vascular ultrasound.

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In Memory of Dr. Joseph Polak:

Thanks for all you have done for our profession. You will be missed.

In Honor of Kathleen Carter:

Kathy mentored me and never gave up on me! She is such a blessing.

In Memory of Dr. Joseph Polak:

With appreciation for his commitment to the SVU, and his endless desire to educate and share his knowledge of vascular sonography.

In Memory of Dr. Joseph Polak: 

In memory of my mentor and friend, Jo Polak. He encouraged & pushed me to be more than just a sonographer. He developed in me a passion to teach. I am reminded of his dedication to sonographer education every time staff and students ask me questions.

Make a Donation

Donating to support the SVU Foundation is simple and can be done at any time, even while you are renewing your SVU membership. Donations to the SVU Foundation are tax deductible as allowable by law. Your donation funds the research and education initiatives of the SVU Foundation.

Get Involved

There are many other ways to get involved with the SVU Foundation, including our newly formed committee volunteer opportunities.

  • Visibility and Awareness Committee
  • Research and Scholarships Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Corporate Development Subcommittee

Click the "Learn More" button for additional information.

SVU Foundation

The SVU Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit sister organization of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU, Inc) established to support the community of vascular lab professionals through:

  • Research to advance the profession of vascular ultrasound
  • Vascular Ultrasound education & scholarships

SVU Foundation's Board of Directors

  • President: Anahita Dua, MD MS MBA
  • Secretary: Marguerite Marlowe, BS, RN, RVT
  • Treasurer: Patrick Washko, BSRT, RDMS, RVT, FSVU
  • Director: Julia Dmitrieva, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSVU
  • DirectorTraci Fox, EdD, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
  • Director: Anita Harrington, MS, RDMS, RVT, FSVU
  • Director: Joshua Lee, MBA, RVT, FSVU


The Foundation is committed to advancing the field of vascular ultrasound through the development of the next generation of leading vascular technologists and surgeon-scientists. The SVU provides a research grant to enable the recipient(s) to devote a significant amount of his or her total effort towards fundamental vascular lab research conducted over the period of one year.

2024 Grant Opportunity is Closed!
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023


The Foundation funds scholarships annually through the Anne Jones Scholarship Fund for vascular ultrasound students.

2024 Applications is Closed!
Submission Deadline: February 16, 2024

The Annual Conference Educational Grant provides grants to up to 4 SVU members to attend the SVU Annual Conference and Marketplace.

2024 Educational Grant Now Open!
Submission Deadline: February 16, 2024


SVU was initially incorporated in 1977 as a 501(c)3. In August 2017, SVU members approved transferring their membership to a newly established 501(c)6 professional society. The SVU Board of Directors approved the bylaws and the transfer of Membership and Operations to the 501(c)6 in November 2017. As the result of this process, Society for Vascular Ultrasound, Inc. (SVU, or SVU, Inc.) is now the membership society for the community of vascular lab professionals.

The existing 501(c)3 was renamed the SVU Foundation. As a separate organization, the Foundation has its own Board of Directors, budget, accounts, and record-keeping. It is now a research and education foundation.


To see the current bylaws for the SVU Foundation (as updated November 2018)click here.