The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recognizes that its strength lies in volunteers, who contribute their time, ideas, and energy to serve the healthcare industry, their profession, and one another. Active participation in HFMA at the national, regional and/or chapter levels provides members with numerous opportunities for professional development, information, networking, and advocacy. Established in 1960, the Founders Merit Award Series acknowledges the contributions made by HFMA members. These awards are part of a merit-rating plan in which specific activities are assigned a range of point values.

The Founders Merit Award Series was revised in April 2004, returning to its core purpose of "Recognizing the Volunteer in You." Point categories were adjusted to reflect volunteer activity only - eliminating the accumulation of points for membership and educational attendance. Corresponding point allocations and award levels were simultaneously adjusted.

HFMA encourages continuous active participation at the local and national levels. Therefore, the point system and award levels have been established to promote continuous active participation in HFMA.

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Founders Point System

Four awards can be obtained by a member based on the Founder’s point system.

1. The Follmer Bronze Award is awarded to an individual who has earned 25 member points.

2. The Reeves Silver Award is awarded to an individual who has earned 50 member points.  

3. The Muncie Gold Award is awarded to a member who has earned 75 member points.

4. The Founders Medal of Honor, is conferred by nomination of the member's Chapter Board of Directors. This award recognizes individuals who have been involved in the association for at least three years after earning the Muncie Gold Award, have provided significant service at the chapter and/or national level in at least two of those years, and remain members in good standing

Submit Form below to report Founders Points

You are responsible for reporting the points you have earned to the Founders Points Chair

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You can also check your points to date on the HFMA National Founder's point directory via the link, below.

(click link to the left). After logging-in, just click on "My Account" on the upper right of home page and then click the “Founder’s Point” link located on the list of "Members Only" links on the left side of the My Account page. First time users of HFMA National's website will have to set up a username and password.

Reminder: You are ultimately responsible for tracking and notifying us of your qualifying activities (i.e. points). We greatly appreciate your assistance in this important measurement of your professional development. 

Should you have any related questions, please contact our Chapter's Founders Committee Chair, Dwight Tillman, email