With a heavy heart, Alliance for Medical Aid filed for dissolution in September 2015 after nearly four years of being an IRS-approved non-profit organization. ALMA is very proud of its work, the thousands of dollars it has raised, its work in the Philippines, and its numerous other projects! Unfortunately, with so many of its leaders incredibly busy pursuing careers in medicine and elsewhere, it was too great a challenge to adequately operate the organization as a non-profit entity. Our two co-presidents, Jackie Corley and Alyssa Corley, are still both committed to advancing global health and improving the health of the world’s most impoverished populations.
Jackie is currently a neurological surgery resident at Duke University Medical Center, where she is an active member of the Duke Global Health Institute.
Alyssa is about to enter her final year of medical school at Dartmouth Medical College.
Ali, Jackie, and the whole ALMA team, including the dozens of people who have been involved over the years, plan to continue operating the organization as an association dedicated to improving global health, which means ALMA is not closing, only shifting its focus and goals. ALMA will also no longer be accepting donations or money. All of its efforts from this point forward will be funded by those who operate it.
At the time of dissolution, ALMA had no assets.
In the future, we plan to re-establish ALMA as a non-profit organization and continue our fundraising efforts, but until then, we look forward to working with all of our supporters to improve health in other, more manageable ways!