Join the Maliniac Circle

    Maliniac CircleThe 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. You can give via an outright cash donation, yearly pledge, insurance policy, appreciated securities or by including The PSF in your estate plans. As a Maliniac Fellow, you can also choose whether you would like to direct your gift to The PSF or the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery. You can also further direct your gift within The PSF to a specific research area.

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    For answers to your questions or to join the Maliniac Circle contact: 

    Meredith Rund
    Corporate Development Associate
    (847) 981-5429

    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 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.

    The Circle

    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.

    Meet the Maliniac Fellows