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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Alumni Association College of Medicine

Avenues for Giving:
Pay It Forward! Fullfilling Our Visions, Missions and Goals

Alumni support is of utmost importance to our medical students. With the average student debt of our graduates exceeding $142,000, tuition scholarship assistance is our first priority. Other student programs we support include research fellowships, the Health Care in Developing Countries Elective, the White Coat Ceremony and student publications.

All gifts are welcome.

Please call the office at 718-270-2075 or e-mail us at if you have any questions or would like any additional information.

Methods of Giving

Options for making a gift:

Outright Gifts

  • Cash/Checks/Credit Card
  • Stocks/Bonds/Mutual Funds
  • Wire Transfer

Planned Gifts

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Wills and Bequests
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets


  • Annual Gift Campaign
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • Class Gifts
  • Establish your own fund

Leadership Societies

Please consider joining one of the Societies named in honor of individuals who have contributed to the rich history of our medical school. Your contribution ensures that SUNY Downstate College of Medicine will continue to be a Center of Excellence, and a vibrant and affordable setting for a talented and diverse student body.

Join a Leadership Society

  • Premier Leadership Society with a gift of $25,000 or more
  • Millennium Council with a gift of $10,000 – 24,999
  • Skene Society with a gift of $7,500 – 9,999
  • Flint Society with a gift of $5,000 – 7,499
  • Dock Society with a gift of $3,000 – 4,999
  • Kountz Society with a gift of $1,000 – 2,999
  • Squire Society with a gift of $500 – 999
  • Benefactor Society with a gift of $100 – 499
  • Patron Society with a gift of $100 or less

When making a gift, please note the Society fund name.

Alumni Scholarship Campaign

The Alumni Fund has undertaken a special fundraising effort for student scholarships. A $1,000 gift entitles you to name a seat in the Alumni Auditorium with a plaque on the seat and on the honor wall.

Please join us in raising funds for this important Alumni Scholarship Campaign. Please make a donation »

Class Gifts

Class Funds are earmarked in accordance with the class wishes. They support student scholarship, student research and mentoring programs. Please contact the alumni office to find out more about Class Gifts and to see if your class has an established Class Fund.

List of Grants

Grants distributed by the Alumni Fund, Alumni Association - College of Medicine For the 2014-2015 academic year.

$288,000 Tuition Scholarships (51 students)
$80,000 Summer Research Scholarships (25 students) **
$37,500 Health Care in Developing Countries - 15 students *
$28,000 Full Year Research Scholarship **
$17,952 MD/PhD Program - Summer Research Fellowships for 5 students **
$35,000 Conferences for students to present research at national meeting **
$10,550 White Coat Ceremony for first year students
$16,000 Admissions Luncheons for applications to Downstate and Tour Guide Lunches
$9,000 Mentoring Programs for 250 students and faculty
$7,000 Match Day and Graduation Activities for Class of 2014
$5,000 Partial funding for second Full Year Research Scholarship**
$4,500 The Brooklyn Free Clinic
$3,500 Alpha Omega Alpha Activities
$2,500 Student Poetry Booklet
$2,500 Commencement Dinner
$2,500 Student and Resident Service Awards
$1,000 Student Yearbook
$5,000 8th International Conference on Ethics in Biology
$555,502 Total

*This includes a distribution from the Engel Trust of $195,000.00.
** Funding requested at 6.26.14 Board of Trustees meeting.

If you would like to contribute towards any program we welcome your donation »