The secret of our success and the key to our future growth comes, in part, from our internationally recognized faculty and some of the best and brightest medical students in the nation. Perhaps even more important are people like you—the generous donors and friends who make discovery and advancement possible.
Patients Expressing Gratitude
Through the Fund for Medicine, patients can say "thank you" to a physician for a job well done or support research aimed at finding new treatments and cures for devastating diseases. Here are some stories about patients who have made a big difference in their doctors' work: Grateful Patient Stories.
Alumni Giving Back
More than 22,000 students have graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, many of whom have gone on to become successful physicians, teachers, scientists and entrepreneurs. Our alumni value the education they received and recognize how their medical education was fundamental to their achievement. By giving to the Fund for Medicine, they can show their appreciation and ensure that resources are available to support medical education for the students of tomorrow. Alumni Stories
Families and Friends Advancing Our Work
People have some very personal reasons for giving to the School of Medicine. Some are families of current medical students who want to show their gratitude for the education their loved one is receiving. Others are families who have been touched by a disease and want to advance education and research into treatments and a cure. Still others have had positive experiences with our physicians or want to make a gift to honor or remember someone special in their lives. Family and Friends Stories.
Corporations and Foundations Making Investments in Health
Corporations and foundations support the Fund for Medicine because they want to make an investment in human health and are aligned with our mission to imporve health through education, research, patient care and community service. Foundations want to suport our good work and further advance the specific philanthropic interests of their board and/or donors through matching School of Medicine programs and initiatives. Businesses want to strengthen their affiliation with our institution. By partnering with us, companies increase visibility while showing their commitment to improving the quality of life of people in their community. Corporation and Foundation Stories.
Faculty and Staff Show Their Belief in Our Mission
Altruism, a sense of social responsibility, self-fulfillment, conviction and institutional loyalty are just some of the reason our faculty and staff give to the Fund for Medicine. They have first-hand knowledge of the funding needs for essential research and educational activities. Many faculty have left their mark on the institution by creating endowments to advance our mission and ensure our future. Faculty Stories
The support of family and friends is imperative for School of Medicine students, and gifts from parents, relatives, and others are an investment to ensure the most well-rounded educational experience possible. These gifts help to create new student study and lounge spaces, fund extracurricular programs, student-centered projects, and enrichment activities to enhance the overall student-life experience. Medical Families