Philanthropy from donors like you fuels advances at the School of Medicine, a leader in research, education and patient care. From student scholarships to endowed professorships to groundbreaking research, your support allows WUSM to make local and global impacts on health care.

Give to the Annual Fund

The School of Medicine Annual Fund supports student scholarships, academic programs, departments and student initiatives. Regardless of size, gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted and, when pooled together, allow leadership to respond to the highest priorities and unforeseen opportunities.

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Support student success

Our students are chosen not just for their academic talent but for their driving passion to change the world through medicine and bioscience, and they choose WashU because our mission and strengths match their desire to improve lives. Student debt, however, is a national challenge. Alleviating student debt allows students to choose their career path based on their talents and passions rather than for financial reasons. Through Make Way: Our Student Initiative, we’re committed to building critical resources for new scholarships; we need your help to get there.

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Empower our faculty

Endowed professorships help us recruit and retain outstanding physicians and scientists who are essential to the School of Medicine’s continued success. Our faculty members are recognized nationally and worldwide as leaders in their fields and on campus as committed teachers, mentors and collaborators. Their countless efforts to advance knowledge, improve care and save lives encompass all of biomedicine and range in scope from the molecular level to whole populations. Through an endowed professorship, you can support an academic or research area of special interest to you for years to come.

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Invest in cutting-edge research

WashU scientists are credited for developments in genomics and genetic testing, personalized medicine, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart disease, imaging, brain mapping, organ transplants and more. Support from donors fuels the brilliant minds who keep WashU at the forefront of academic medicine and leads us closer to solutions.

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Plan a community event

When members of the community come together, they can make an impact in raising awareness and supporting the School of Medicine’s mission through events such as walks, BBQs, golf tournaments, trivia nights and more. Let us help you plan a successful fundraising event to support medical research or education.

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Give to a department or program

Our 1,800+ physicians and surgeons are honored to serve you with expert, compassionate care in 78 specialties. Your gift is an opportunity to thank a care team, department or program that made a difference to you, and to support future care for yourself and others.

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Build a corporate partnership

If your organization shares our commitment to applying advances in research, education and health care to the betterment of the human condition locally and globally, we’d love to connect.

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To discuss giving opportunities, please contact the Office of Medical Advancement at or 314-935-9691.

We think it’s important for individuals who can afford it to help fund medical research. If you find out that a family member has a serious disease, don’t just sit back and think it’s too big for you to do anything about. Every gift helps get ideas for new treatments off the ground.

Rodger Riney
School of Medicine donor
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Dineo Khabele, MD, right, works with scientist Viju Gupta, PhD, in a lab at Washington University School of Medicine. Medical philanthropy from supporters empowers such research and breakthroughs.