Shade Structure Grant Program recipients

Since 2000, the American Academy of Dermatology has awarded more than 325 Shade Structure Grants to organizations across the country. Together, these structures provide shade each day for more than 600,000 individuals. The following listing includes names of organizations that were awarded Shade Structure Grants in 2015, and the dermatologists who sponsored these efforts. Each organization listed will receive a grant of up to $8,000 to use toward the construction of a permanent shade structure.

2015 AAD Shade Structure Grant Program recipients and AAD member sponsors:

Belle Hall Elementary, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Sponsored by Diana Antonovich, MD, FAAD


Blossomwood Elementary School, Huntsville, Alabama

Sponsored by Melinda Birchmore-Musick, MD, FAAD


Champaign Church of the Brethren, Champaign, Illinois

Sponsored by Ellen Jacobsen, MD, FAAD


Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, Kansas City, Missouri

Sponsored by Amy Nopper, MD, FAAD


Colvin Run Elementary School, Vienna, Virginia

Sponsored by Suraj Venna, MD, FAAD


Fluvanna County High School Athletics Booster Club, Palmyra, Virginia

Sponsored by Joshua Black, MD, FAAD


French Creek Valley Christian Campus, Saegertown, Pennsylvania

Sponsored by Peter Pless, MD, FAAD


Grandview Elementary, Manhattan Beach, California

Sponsored by Ashley Magovern, MD, FAAD


Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sponsored by Kelly Jerstad, MD, FAAD


Holy Redeemer School, College Park, Maryland

Sponsored by Jane Chew, MD, FAAD


James Workman Middle School, Cathedral City, California

Sponsored by Donald R. Scott, MD, FAAD


Londonberry School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Sponsored by Kathryn Bonnett, MD, FAAD


Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School, Davis, California

Sponsored by Meghan Zavod, MD, FAAD


Miss Tina’s Preschool, Inc.  Greenwood, Arkansas

Sponsored by Sandra Johnson, MD, FAAD


Parents for Canalino, Carpentaria California

Sponsored by Patricia Walker, MD, FAAD


Ridgetop Elementary, Austin, Texas

Sponsored by Moise Levy, MD, FAAD


Springfield Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education, Springfield, Missouri

Sponsored by Dean Mittman, MD, FAAD


Stiles Point Elementary, Charleston, South Carolina

Sponsored by Betsy Furukawa, MD, FAAD


Union County Elementary School, Blairsville, Georgia

Sponsored by Perry Scallan, MD, FAAD 


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