The Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by Sandi Huston and Helen Stoddard. They had a dream that one day this scholarship would have funds available to provide financial support to medical dosimetry students. This scholarship is a fitting tribute to Gunilla, who constantly strove to provide educational experiences that were practical in application, yet always looking for improvement and innovation.
The Board of Directors of the AAMD, recognizing the need for an educational fundraising entity for prospective Dosimetrists as well as for the establishment and maintenance of Dosimetry training programs, proposed to its membership the creation of the Foundation. The membership of AAMD unanimously approved the necessary funds to establish such an entity at its Annual Membership Meeting on June 20, 2007.
On March 11, 2009 the IRS awarded the AAMD Education and Research Foundation the tax status of 501(c)(3) with the further classification of being a public charity. The Foundation became a new entity under the umbrella of the AAMD and is incorporated in Washington, DC.