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AUGS Foundation

The AUGS Foundation together with the June Allyson Foundation has awarded over $2.3 million in grants to AUGS members since 1998. While the Foundation remains committed to its research mission and support of promising, innovative research regarding the causes, prevention, cure and treatment of pelvic floor disorders, in 2021, the Foundation expanded its reach and focus. Aligning with AUGS, the Foundation now also provides a mechanism for members to support the causes and programs they feel most passionate about. In addition to continuing to support research initiatives including research grant funding and research career mentorship, the Foundation also supports patient outreach and education initiatives, Fellows education, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Foundation support extends to the following activities within AUGS:

  • Research Grants Program
  • Research Career Mentorship Program
  • Patient Education and Outreach
  • Fellows Education and support
  • ABLE Travel Award
  • ABLE Lectureship 

The AUGS Foundation, formerly known as the PFD Research Foundation, serves the medical profession by supporting promising, innovative research, patient outreach, and provider education.

The AUGS Foundation relies on the support of AUGS members and partners. Every contribution to the AUGS Foundation builds a stronger future for the field of urogynecology, our patients and our providers.

Thank you to our current donors!




2022 – The foundation returns to its previous name, the AUGS Foundation, with an expanded focus. While support of research funding and activities remain a top priority, the foundation’s focus now includes support of various AUGS initiatives including patient education and outreach, fellows education, DEI initiatives (ABLE), and research funding.

2013 – The AUGS Foundation changes its name to Pelvic Floor Disorders Research Foundation (PFD Research Foundation). The mission of the PFD Research Foundation is to transform the lives of women through the support of innovative and effective research that advances the prevention, treatment and cure of female pelvic floor disorders.

2012 – The AUGS Foundation joins AUGS, The Foundation for Female Health Awareness, Boston Scientific Corporation, and Merck Consumer Care to form the PFD Alliance.

2011 – Launch of Voices for PFD website and online patient community.

2010 – First patient education event held in Long Beach, CA.

2008 – The June Allyson Foundation merges with the AUGS Foundation to better support research to determine the causes and management of pelvic floor disorders. As a non-profit research and education foundation of the American Urogynecologic Society, the June Allyson Foundation awarded research grants to help determine the causes and management of pelvic floor disorders. Because the June Allyson Foundation’s mission was so closely tied to the AUGS Foundation’s, it was brought under the umbrella of the AUGS Foundation in 2008. Today June Allyson’s memory continues to live on through the awarding of an annual research grant.

2006 – The AUGS Foundation awards its first research grant.

2001 – The AUGS Foundation is formed to support research regarding the causes, prevention, cure and treatment of urogynecologic disorders.

1997 – The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and Kimberly-Clark create the June Allyson Foundation to recognize and support actress June Allyson’s contributions to incontinence awareness and education.