Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization established in 1953 by William Garner Sutherland, D.O., D.Sc.(hon.) and senior members of his teaching faculty. Dr. Sutherland conceived of the foundation as a way of providing a continuity for his teaching. Dr. Sutherland was the first president of the foundation, and since his death in 1954, there have been just six subsequent presidents, which has provided for a continuity in the organization’s teaching program. The presidents who followed Dr. Sutherland were Howard Lippincott, DO, Rollin E. Becker, DO, John H. Harakal, DO, FAAO, Michael P. Burruano, DO, and Melicien Tettambel, DO, FAAO , Daniel B. Moore, DO since 2013.
The charter of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation calls for the organization to dedicate itself to educational activities. It specifically states its objective as using its resources to establish the principles of osteopathy in the cranial field as conceived and developed by William Garner Sutherland, to disseminate a general knowledge of these principles and the therapeutic indication for this approach to treatment, to encourage and assist physicians in osteopathy, and to stimulate continued study and greater proficiency on the part of those practicing osteopathy in the cranial field.
In its endeavor to carry out these objectives, the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation supports research, produces publications, and offers both basic and continuing studies courses. As a not-for-profit educational foundation, it accepts charitable contributions to support its work of perpetuating and disseminating the teachings in the science of osteopathy as expanded by William Garner Sutherland, D.O.