Phil Ahrens Education Fund

Raised toward our $40,000 Goal
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Project ends on January 31, at 11:55 PM CST
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We have extended our campaign!

December 30, 2019

To allow everyone more time to make the gift that is most meaningful to them, we have extended our campaign through the end of January.


If you have already made a gift- please consider sharing this campaign with others who were impacted by Phil's career.




December 05, 2019

We are so pleased with the response so far honoring our dear friend and colleague, Phil. Because of your generosity, we have already raised 35% of our total goal-- but that still leaves us with more we can do!


Our ultimate goal to reach $40,000 will provide our surgical staff with continuing education through conferences for years to come. 


You’ve already demonstrated your investment in our campaign by making a donation, but you can take your impact one step further by sharing our web page with anyone who was personally impacted by Phil's career.


The link to share is: By sharing the link and asking people to give, you’ll help us reach additional supporters and bring us one step closer to our goal to honor our friend and to support our surgical staff.


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The Phil Ahrens Educational Fund would not be possible without the generosity of philanthropic partners like you. Your very generous gift of $200 will enable our surgical and nursing staff to further their knowledge of urologic surgery through continuing medical education opportunities. Thank you!



During his tenure at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, his wealth of knowledge of urologic instrumentation, their operation, patient positioning and troubleshooting were invaluable. He always took the time to teach about different equipment and resources in the operating room.



In 1984, Phil began his career in the Department of Urology as a Surgical Technologist. He devoted 35 years to the department. Phil touched the lives of many residents, faculty, staff and patients.



In 2017, Phil received the Excellence in Interprofessional Education and Practice Award. This award recognizes non-physician health care team members for their outstanding performance in the education of our next generation of physicians.

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