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The Impact of Giving to IU School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine is committed to preparing healers and transforming health. Doing so depends on the generous support of donors.

Though IU School of Medicine is a public medical school, the state of Indiana funds only about 10 percent of operating costs. Philanthropic gifts are vital for the school to train expert physicians and accelerate research that improves care for cancer, dementia, diabetes and other devastating diseases.

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IU School of Medicine welcomes many types of gifts and can help donors navigate the giving process to meet their individual philanthropic goals.

Donor-Focused Giving

The choice about how to direct a gift to IU School of Medicine is entirely up to each donor. A donation may fund a scholarship for a worthy medical student or support research related to a disease that has been personally impactful. An individual gift can be directed at outreach initiatives such as IU School of Medicine’s internationally recognized work in Kenya or student-run clinics that provide free care to disadvantaged patients. A contribution can be made to a specific department or directed to any one of the school’s nine campuses throughout Indiana. Whatever area of interest matters most to an individual donor, it’s certain that the gift will make a difference—to patients, students, faculty, Indiana and the world.

Advancing Critical Medical Research

Financial gifts support new and ongoing research at IU School of Medicine research centers and faculty labs. Through donor gifts, senior-level and newly recruited researchers alike are able to contribute to groundbreaking discoveries in critical areas of medicine, including Alzheimer’s Disease, breast cancer, and pediatrics. Donors can direct their gifts to support research related to a specific disease or give to a particular department or campus. Stay informed about the power of philanthropy in IU Medicine, a magazine produced by the Office of Gift Development and Alumni Relations.

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Convenient Ways to Give

Online giving is a simple, secure way to invest in the future of health care in Indiana and beyond, but many other ways to give are available. Donors can make a tribute gift in memory of a family member, include IU School of Medicine in an estate plan, or find other ways to support medical education and research at IU School of Medicine. The Office of Gift Development is available to help donors understand the tax advantages of different giving tools and provide other types of giving assistance.

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Office of Gift Development

The Office of Gift Development exists to secure philanthropic support necessary for Indiana University School of Medicine to excel in its mission to teach, heal and discover. We create meaningful opportunities for alumni, grateful patients, corporations, foundations and friends to alleviate suffering and expand knowledge through their giving. As a result of this vital partnership with donors, we move closer to our shared goal of improving the human condition.

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Making a Gift

To make a gift online, use the Give Now button and then search for the program or account you wish to support. If you cannot find what you are looking for or need further assistance, please contact the main office or consult an IU School of Medicine gift officer. To give a gift by mail, send to Indiana University School of Medicine, c/o Indiana University Foundation, PO Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. Please do not send cash. Make checks payable to IU Foundation – IU School of Medicine.

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