Ginger Q. AnthonyFor 39 years Virginia Q. Anthony has made the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) her professional home. Ginger, as she is fondly known, inspires our membership with her effective leadership, contagious enthusiasm, and passion for the field. Ginger has contributed significantly to establish AACAP as the leading organization for child and adolescent psychiatry. She is highly respected in the professional, national, and international communities.

As a friend and colleague of Ginger, you can honor and thank her for her lifelong dedication to our membership, our organization, and our field by supporting the Virginia Q. Anthony Fund through a tax-deductible contribution. You may donate online or visit our Ways to Give to find other convenient ways to make your donation. Your gift will honor Ginger and support AACAP infrastructure and educational initiatives.

We invite you to read an interview with Ginger by Diane Shrier, M.D. from the 2012 May/June issue of AACAP News. Please share your stories or photos of Ginger by emailing

Thank you for your support - and thank you Ginger for leading us, nurturing us, and for enriching all our lives.