The Judith May Volunteer Award (previously named Judith May Volunteer of the Year Award) was first given in 2013. The award recognizes the spirit of volunteerism that Judith so aptly demonstrated throughout her 20+ year career with the IWMF, including leadership in member services, research, advocacy and as president of the IWMF from 2005 to 2012. The award changed names in 2019 to reflect the fact that every nominee has made significant contributions to our mission over many years, not just a single year, and has had a positive impact on the wellbeing of the IWMF community.
The IWMF is a volunteer-based and –managed not-for-profit organization. Anyone can be a volunteer – there’s no such thing as a “typical” volunteer. Our volunteers are as diverse as the volunteer opportunities available! In fact, the IWMF is all about a “small army of volunteers” who annually devote over 35,000 hours of their time to the organization – helping manage its programs and supporting its members. For more details and to let the IWMF know how you can help, click here.
WM-China educational meetings in Shanghai, China with Dr. Treon
IWMF Vision Statement
- Support everyone affected by Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia while advancing the search for a cure.
IWMF Mission Statement
- To offer mutual support and encouragement to the Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia community and others with an interest in the disease.
- To provide information and educational programs that address patients' concerns.
- To promote and support research leading to better treatments and ultimately, a cure.
The IWMF has its headquarters in the USA, and it has affiliate organizations in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Spain, Taiwan, and the UK.
These International Affiliates:
When evaluating proposals for research funding and following up on funded project results, the IWMF relies on the assistance of several committees. The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of top WM researchers from around the world, and its members provide guidance on the direction of the IWMF's research strategy. Research grant proposals are solicited via the process of an annual Request for Proposals and evaluated by an independent committee composed of selected members of SAC and other experts as needed.
- Carl Harrington, Chair of the Board, Philadelphia, PA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Executive Committee; Chair, Governance Committee; Educational Forum Committee; Audit and Finance Committee; WhiMSICAL and LLS Patient Registries Committee
- Beverly Docteur, Secretary/Treasurer, Binghamton, NY, email@example.com
Chair, Audit and Finance Committee; Executive Committee; Governance Committee
Newton Guerin, Chief Development Officer
Robin Tucker, Acting Operations Manager & Accountant
Sara McKinnie, Partner & Meeting Coordinator
Michelle Postek, MSW, Member Services Specialist
Kimberley Reibel, Database Manager and Marketing Assistant
We are committed to transparency and accountability and believe that donors have the right to know how their dollars are being spent. Please contact us if you have any questions.
The IWMF partners with many organizations worldwide to provide the best possible services to our members. These organizations help us better meet member needs in terms of education, research, support, and advocacy.
Below is information pertaining to currently existing IWMF partner organizations: