Join the Maliniac Circle
The PSF has several recognition societies for friends who have chosen to make a more personal commitment to the future excellence of plastic surgery. These philanthropic individuals ensure that our specialty will continue to be the industry leader in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery research.
How to Join the Maliniac Circle
The Maliniac Circle is comprised of plastic surgeons whose generosity has surpassed the status quo. Induction into the Maliniac Circle demonstrates a sincere belief in and enthusiasm for the pioneering research pursued by the PSF.
As a Maliniac Fellow, you provide the resources that guarantee success for the future of the specialty. Maliniac Fellows have made a minimum $100,000 deferred gift commitment or have provided $50,000 or more via an outright contribution of cash or appreciated securities to The Plastic Surgery Foundation.
To join the Maliniac Circle contact:
Joel Marie Payne
Senior Manager, Corporate Development
About the Maliniac Circle
Jacques Maliniac, MD
The Maliniac Circle is named for one of the two founders of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Jacques Maliniac, MD. Born in 1889 in Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Maliniac came to the United States in 1923 and settled in New York City. In 1925, he opened a thriving private practice and convinced the administrators of the City Hospital system to establish the first division of plastic surgery at a public hospital. In October 1931, Dr. Maliniac and Gustave Aufricht, MD invited other surgeons in the developing field of plastic surgery to join them in founding the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (now the ASPS). Dr. Maliniac worked tirelessly to get the new association off the ground, even holding many of its first meetings in his own office. In honor of his commitment to the specialty, The Maliniac Circle is The Plastic Surgery Foundation’s most prestigious recognition society.
Members of the Maliniac Circle, or Maliniac Fellows, have committed $50,000 or more in cash or securities or have provided a minimum of $100,000 deferred gift through such instruments as life insurance, a bequest, or trust. The gifts of these philanthropists enable the next generation of surgeons to benefit from the specialty and eventually give back to the PSF themselves. The Maliniac Circle represents plastic surgeons at all stages of their careers and maintains a fellowship diverse in nationality and subspecialty.