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The engagement of alumni, donors and friends is vital to sustaining the VCU School of Medicine’s core values: a life-changing learning experience for students, exceptional care for the sick and a curiosity for medical research and discovery.
Explore this site to discover for yourself how alumni engagement and philanthropic gifts make a difference for our medical students, faculty and programs – as well as for the community – and how you can become a part of it.
Discover how you can make a difference for:
You can do so in a number of ways: Outright Gifts by check, credit card or payroll deduction, Gifts of Appreciated Securities, Planned Gifts, and Other Gifts. If you would like to talk to someone about your gift, contact:
Amy Lane, Ph.D., Director of Major Gifts Phone: 800-332-8813 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A gift of cash is a simple way to have an immediate impact. Cash gifts may be pledged over several years.
To make a credit card gift online, please use the university's secure giving site.
VCU faculty and staff may make a gift by Payroll Deduction.
When making a gift by check, please:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Gifts and Records Management
Richmond, VA 23284-3042
A gift of appreciated securities allows you to support the medical school and derive considerable tax benefits. If you would like to transfer stock, you can find the details to do so on the MCV Foundation website.
If you have included the School of Medicine in your will or have made a life income gift indicating the medical school as the beneficiary, please let us know so that we may recognize you in the MCV Society.
For more information about joining the MCV Society, gift annuities or if you would like to receive an illustration that shows how a charitable gift annuity would work for you, please contact:
Director of Major Gifts
The MCV Society recognizes individuals who have taken steps to provide support through a bequest or any type of life-income gift including:
For many donors, a gift made through their will is the best way to make a substantial contribution. Donors can leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of their estate. Through a bequest, a donor can make a gift without depleting current assets and can reduce federal estate taxes.
These gifts allow a donor to give and receive at the same time. Arrangements vary, but most options offer the following financial benefits:
If you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one and would like to ask family and friends to make a memorial donation to VCU School of Medicine, VCU Health or one of its patient care units, our staff will personally assist you.
To assure that gifts will be properly directed to the fund of your choice, please include the following language in any printed announcement or obituary. If you need assistance with determining the name of a specific fund, please don’t hesitate to contact our staff at the number below.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the [CENTER OR FUND]. Please include a note that the gift is in memory of [LOVED ONE’S NAME] and mail contributions to the VCU Office of Gifts & Records Management, Box 843042, Richmond, VA 23284-3042. Online gifts may be made by visiting support.vcu.edu/give/medicine.
Each person who remembers your loved one with a gift will receive a note of thanks for their generosity and a gift receipt from our office. It will be our pleasure to share a report detailing the names and contact information of those who give with your designated family representative, so that you may thank donors personally if you wish. We will include a total of what has been raised in memoriam in each report.
If you have chosen to direct memorial contributions to VCU School of Medicine or VCU Health in memory of your loved one, please complete our short contact form so we know how to inform you about gifts received.
Please contact Michelle Holder, Development Coordinator, for more information or with questions at (804) 827-4932 or at Stewardship@vcuhealth.org.
Gifts of life insurance, a retirement plan designation, real estate or other kinds of property are all options for donors. These gifts may be given outright or may be used to fund a life income arrangement.
Assistant Vice President of Alumni and Development
Carrie R. Bickford
Interim Director of Development
Amy Lane, Ph.D.
Director of Major Gifts
Leadership Annual Giving Officer
Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives
Director for Development Communications
Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs
Assoc. Dir. of Donor, Alumni, & Stewardship Comm.
Sr. Dev. Officer & Dir. of Constituent Relations
Kathleen "Kathie" Spraggins
Assoc. Director of Donor Stewardship and Reunions
Senior Major Gift Officer
Assoc. Dir. of Development Information Management
The School of Medicine's endowment is housed at the MCV Foundation, whose total endowment supports the Massey Cancer Center, MCV Hospitals and all five schools on the MCV Campus. The Foundation's endowment reached $402.2 million as of June 30, 2015, an increase of $11.8 million from fiscal year 2014. The investment return on the endowment for fiscal year 2015 was 4.06 percent. Founded in 1949, the MCV Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides management and investment of all privately endowed, quasi-endowed, and current funds given to support programs on the MCV campus. The staff of the MCV Foundation also provides fundraising expertise in the areas of major gifts and planned giving.
For more about the MCV Foundation and a list of the medical school's funds managed by the foundation, visit the MCV Foundation Web site.
The mission of the Alumni Association is to build relationships with alumni and promote involvement across all areas of the University in support of the missions of the University and the schools on the MCV Campus.
For more about the services provided by the MCV Alumni Association of VCU, visit the Home Page.
Space in the MCV Alumni House is managed by VCU Conference and Scheduling Services. To reserve space, VCU faculty, staff and students should use the onlne reservation service Virtual EMS.