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Alumni Association - College of Medicine
Establish Your Own Fund
Major gifts provide an opportunity for alumni to make a meaningful and ongoing source of support for the Alumni Association. One way to do this is to establish a named fund. In celebration of a special Alumni reunion anniversary, such as 25 or 50 year. Gifts can be given in honor of other special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays. Alumni can also establish class funds earmarked for a wide range of activities including scholarships, research fellowships, etc.
Over 125 alumni have established named funds. For a $10,000 donation (which can be made in installments) alumni can underwrite a new named fund with a general or designated purpose. This could be used to establish an endowment to support various programs including tuition scholarships, research fellowships, the White Coat Ceremony and the Health Care in Developing Countries, to name just a few.
Alumni who underwrite tuition scholarships or research fellowships have the opportunity to meet or speak with the student whom they support. Some alumni maintain ongoing communication with these students throughout their years at Downstate and beyond.
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