Opportunities to Invest

The College of Medicine has a bold vision and focused dedication to make a difference for Michigan's health. Your support will make a positive impact, long into the future.

College of Medicine endowment

The College of Medicine main building, a brown building made of brick, next to trees blooming with pink flowers in spring.Unlike many medical schools nationwide, CMU’s College of Medicine was founded and funded by the University alone.

We have a unique opportunity for a passionate individual or visionary corporation to start an everlasting endowment of significance that will forever change the course of our shared future.




Medical student scholarships

A young Asian woman puts her finger on her cheek and her other hand on her laptop as she looks forward in a lecture hall.
Medical student debt is a significant challenge. CMU medical student debt is among the highest as compared to other Michigan medical schools. Scholarships directly fund student education and ease their financial burdens into their practice years. Students with a lower debt load are more likely to choose primary care specialties, a treatment area of significant need for the state.

The College offers opportunities for partners to support through endowed scholarships, annual scholarships and naming opportunities.

Capital for growth and expansion

The education building in Saginaw at sunrise.The College of Medicine is poised for growth and plans to increase student program capacity. Additionally, we are increasing our capacity for interdisciplinary health-related education and training across the University, working with external partners across the Great Lakes Bay Region. The importance of having state-of-the-art facilities for this effort is crucial.

The capital raised through this effort will expand our ability to instruct our students, train residents, and better connect health care education across the region to build on the pool of Michigan doctors, expand access to care and grow our economy.

The College of Medicine has a number of opportunities for directed support with naming opportunities for facilities in Mount Pleasant and Saginaw including:

  • The College of Medicine
  • Unnamed existing buildings
  • Conference rooms, lecture halls and portions of buildings
  • Planned additions and renovations


Faculty and research support

Endowed chairs and named professorships

Woman in a white lab coat and blue gloves uses pipette in lab.Consider providing annual support for outstanding faculty or visiting faculty members to support basic science, public health and clinical research.

  • Endowed dean positions
  • Endowed named chairs
  • Named professorships
  • Named visiting professorships
  • Named faculty awards


Medical research support

A man wearing a white lab coat, blue gloves, and safety glasses works with test tubes.Research is an area of constant development and an important part of the education process for CMU medical students. Consider providing annual support for outstanding faculty or visiting faculty members for basic, translational, clinical and public health research at CMU. Contributions may be directed towards certain area of research, such as cancer care, cardiovascular care, diabetes research, opioid abuse, or another area of specific study.