As I review forty years of accomplishments and history at the College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, I am moved by the dedication of our faculty, staff, and students. But as I look to the future I am reminded of all that is yet to be accomplished. With state funding recently decreasing, private funding becomes a vital resource to strengthen every aspect of medical education. Your gifts to the College invest in a vibrant culture of collaboration that leads to learning, discovery and innovation. Private support sustains student fellowship assistance, enhances laboratory facilities, and provides resources to exceptional physician investigators and faculty promoting the development of translational research and clinical education.
Annual gifts are especially important, providing a renewable foundation of investment for programs and necessary materials. Annual gifts of $500 or more qualify donors for membership in the College’s Silver Stethoscope Society, and annual gifts of $2,500 or more (given cumulatively to any area on the Urbana campus) qualify donors for the prestigious Chancellor’s Circle.
The College also offers a variety of named giving opportunities. If you desire to make an investment that will make a significant impact in the College and its programs, I encourage you to contact the Dean’s Office or the College’s Office of Advancement.
To make your gift, simply click on the link below. This website offers several established funds as giving opportunities, and gifts may be made in honor or in memory of anyone you choose. To establish a new fund, please contact the Office of Advancement. If your employer participates in a matching gift program the impact of your gift is doubled, so please remember to indicate this when making any contribution.
The College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign has a reputation that is defined by the excellence of its education, research, patient care and community engagement. But excellence in education and the path to improving the human condition is not something that can be left to chance. It is a true collaborative effort that requires vision, leadership, preparation and financial support.
We ask you to join the College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign as a leader in medical education. We cannot do it without the generous support of alumni and friends.