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The Army Medical Museum Foundation Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting on Friday, 27 January 2017 at the Museum with BG (Ret) Dan Perugini, Foundation Chairman  presiding.  The foremost event was the 2016 MG Spurgeon Neel Writing Award presentation.  The award for the best military medical essay submitted to the award committee was presented to Benjamin Cameron Schaffer for his article “Enduring for the Patient’s Sake” – a gripping look at the challenges and accomplishments of ambulance drivers in Europe during World War I.  Since Mr Schaffer could not be present, Foundation President Dan Perugini and Mrs Alice Neel presented the award via video link with the winner.  Next on the agenda was an update on the Capital Campaign progress by the Foundation’s VP of Development, MG (Ret) Pat Sculley.  The Foundation is leading a special effort by senior members of the AMEDD Corps sending letters to Corps members explaining the Campaign and asking for support from the AMEDD family.  The Foundation’s goal is to raise $2.7 million from individual donors and another $2.7 million from corporate and non-profit foundations to add to and upgrade the existing museum facilities.  COL (Ret) Bob Leeds presented the work of the nominating committee for the 2017 Slate of Nominees for the Foundation Board.  After discussion, the slate was approved.  Other committee chairs discussed building and grounds, marketing, membership, and financial matters.  The next Board meeting will be held on Friday, 28 April at the Museum.