College of Medicine Investment Options
[Five-year pledge period available]
assist students not only during their education but into their practice
as doctors by graduating them with reduced debt. Less debt encourages
our physicians to remain in the primary care specialties—part of our
mission as a college of medicine.
Types of Scholarships
- Endowed scholarships are possible starting at $100,000
- Annual scholarships provide an annual gift given out each year, but not
invested. This is usually a commitment of no fewer than four years.
- Naming opportunities: Mount Pleasant campus and Saginaw campus
up an endowed scholarship allows the principal never to be spent, so
that a scholarship award can be given in perpetuity. Beyond the key
endowment, there are many options available in establishing a
- Donors can establish scholarship guidelines or criteria.
- Donors can meet their recipients each year, if desired.
- Donors can add to the principal over time to increase the amount of the annual award.
- Donors can choose to establish their endowment fully -- covering a
student’s annual tuition, fees and the majority of their housing
- Donors can choose to support several students at a less-than-full support level.
Brick and Mortar Spaces
importance in having state-of-the-art facilities for our medical
students is paramount. The ability to instruct our students with the
most up-to-date technology and teaching spaces will provide our CMU
physicians with the needed tools and experiences for success.
have their choice of naming rooms by the size of their gift and in the
order their contributions/pledges were received. They range from study
rooms to large auditoriums to simulation suites and lab space. These
spaces vary across each site.
Naming space is
well-defined in Mount Pleasant but is still being developed in Saginaw on
the Covenant HealthCare & St. Mary’s of Michigan hospital campuses. Sample naming
opportunities can be seen on the Mount Pleasant campus list.
Brick and Mortar Naming Opportunities:
- Mount Pleasant campus
- Saginaw campus
Endowed Chair or Named Professorship— Research Funding
is an area of constant development and an important part of the
education process for the medical students. Your investment could fund
an endowment to provide annual support for outstanding faculty members
or visiting faculty members to support their research either in Mt.
Pleasant or in Saginaw.
Contributions can be restricted
in a certain area of research, such as cancer care, cardiovascular care,
diabetes research or another area of specific study.
Research Naming Opportunities:
- Mount Pleasant campus
- Saginaw campus (coming soon)
Gifts can be paid over time. Five years is the typical time period. For
instance, a $10,000 pledge can be paid over five years, making $2,000
payments each year. If the gift is a $25,000 pledge, $5,000 payments
each year can be made for five years.
**Gifts can be “pledged” via the CMU pledge card. It can be tailored to your individual needs and payment cycle.
more information about CMED investment opportunities, contact CMU College of Medicine Director of Development Kevin Gray at 989-774-4457.