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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Alumni Association College of Medicine

Giving

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 $128,000+ tuition scholarship assistance is our #1 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 Executive Director, Jill Ditchik at 718-270-2075 or e-mail her at alumni@downstate.edu 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

Pledges/Campaign

  • 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

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

*When Giving Back please make note of 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.

The following classes have established class funds:

  • Class of 1943
  • Class of 1944
  • Class of 1947
  • Class of 1948
  • Class of 1949
  • Class of 1950
  • Class of 1951
  • Class of 1952
  • Class of 1953
  • Class of 1954
  • Class of 1956
  • Class of 1957
  • Class of 1958
  • Class of 1959
  • Class of 1960
  • Class of 1961
  • Class of 1962
  • Class of 1963
  • Class of 1964
  • Class of 1967
  • Class of 1968
  • Class of 1969
  • Class of 1970
  • Class of 1972
  • Class of 1973
  • Class of 1974
  • Class of 1975
  • Class of 1976
  • Class of 1977
  • Class of 1978
  • Class of 1979
  • Class of 1980
  • Class of 1981
  • Class of 1982
  • Class of 1983
  • Class of 1984
  • Class of 1986
  • Class of 1987
  • Class of 1988
  • Class of 1989
  • Class of 1991
  • Class of 1992
  • Class of 1993
  • Class of 1994
  • Class of 1995
  • Class of 1996
  • Class of 1997
  • Class of 1998
  • Class of 1999
  • Class of 2001
  • Class of 2002
  • Class of 2003
  • Class of 2004
  • Class of 2006
  • Class of 2007
  • Class of 2008
  • Class of 2009


List of Grants

Grants distributed by the Alumni Fund, Alumni Association - College of Medicine For the 2012-2013 academic year.

$185,000 Tuition Scholarships (50 students)
$30,000 Health Care in Developing Countries - 20 students *
$22,440 MD/PhD Program - Summer Research Fellowships
$12,500 Conferences for 17 students to present research at national meeting
$10,000 White Coat Ceremony for first year students
$9,000 Mentoring Programs for 250 students and faculty
$8,000 Admissions Luncheons for applications to Downstate
$7,000 Match Day and Graduation Activities for Class of 2013
$4,500 The Brooklyn Free Clinic
$3,500 Alpha Omega Alpha Activities
$2,500 Student Poetry Booklet
$2,500 Commencement Dinner
$2,400 Student and Resident Service Awards
$2,000 International Conference on Ethical Issues
$1,600 Pediatric Ethics Lecture
$1,500 Faculty Student Association
$1,000 Student Yearbook
$789 Downstate Performing Arts
$5,000 Other Programs
$392,669 Total

*This includes a distribution from the Engel Trust to the HSCB Foundation.

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