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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like any additional information.
Methods of Giving
Options for making a gift:
- Cash/Checks/Credit Card
- Stocks/Bonds/Mutual Funds
- Wire Transfer
- 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
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 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||Student and Resident Service Awards|
|$5,000||8th International Conference on Ethics in Biology|
*This includes a distribution from the Engel Trust of $195,000.00.
** Funding requested at 6.26.14 Board of Trustees meeting.