The purpose of the IDEA pledge is to create a fund to uphold, champion, and celebrate the core values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in clinical care, research, engineering, and industry — the core domains of the American Auditory Society’s mission. We define these ideas as:

Inclusion — build a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all involved with AAS.
Diversity — ensure the representation of all our varied identities and differences of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, caste, socio-economic status, thinking and communication styles.
Equity — assure unbiased treatment and equality of opportunity of all involved with AAS.
Access — guarantee fairness in access to activities, information, and resources of the AAS to all involved.

Complete our pledge form to notify AAS of your intent to contribute to the IDEA Fund.

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The IDEA Fund was founded by future, present, and past presidents of the American Auditory Society:
Beth A. Prieve (2015)
Harvey Abrams (2016)
Anil Lalwani (2017)
Bob Burkard (2018)
Brent Edwards (2019)
Sumit Dhar (2020)
Charles Limb (2021)

The American Auditory Society would like to thank the following IDEA Fund contributors:
Harvey Abrams
Bryce Altus
Brittan Barker
Christopher Bauch
Adam Bosen
Robert Burkard
Arlene Carney
Monita Chatterjee
Barbara Cone
Sumit Dhar
Judy Dubno
Karen Enright
Dave Fabry
Marc Fagelson
Martin Feeney
Erick Gallun
Jason Galster
Rene Gifford
Alison Grimes
Paula Harmon
Avril Holt
Rachael Holt
Lisa Hunter
Francis Kuk
Charles Limb
David Moore
Patricia Muir
Sara Neumann
Christina Roup
Edwin Rubel
Jay Rubinstein
Brenda Ryals
Yvonne Sininger
Greta Stamper
Jessica Sullivan
Xiao-Ming Sun
Heather Weinreich
Laura Wilber