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Your Support Matters

The Fund for the School of Medicine provides crucial support for the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, ensuring funding is available where it is needed most.

From financial assistance for students to support of special programs and faculty development, the Fund for the School of Medicine provides a margin of excellence that sets us apart. Your support makes a significant impact on our educational community, and we thank you for your consideration.


Scholarships provide vital support to our students in an environment where the cost of medical school education is rapidly escalating. With medical schools competing for top students, comptetitive scholarship support at the Zucker School of Medicine helps us attract the best students, enabling them to go on to their chosen field of medicine with less long-term financial burden. 83% of our students receive scholarship assistance, and we are proud that with your philanthropic support, we can continue to increase the number of students who receive support, as well as foster a diverse, excellent, and socially conscious learning space for these future physicians.


We are proud that our students and faculty engage in scholarly research as members of our academic and healthcare community. Stipends can offset the cost associated with a student pursuing research in their field of interest, and we depend on support from our community to help subsidize their research projects.

ZSOM Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund was created to help students with financial assistance in a serious time of need. This fund is intended to be a supplemental financial resource when students are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses because of a temporary hardship surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage, or need for temporary housing. For more information about the fund, and to make a gift, please click here.

Recognition Opportunities

There are many opportunities for us to recognize the generosity of our supporters who choose to invest in our vision to educate the next generation of healthcare leaders. Our donor wall recognizes significant gifts, and we offer named scholarship funds as well as various opportunities within the Zucker School of Medicine that we would be happy to discuss with you. Please contact Anne Dalgish Koestner for further information on any of these opportunities.


Alumni Participation

Support from you as part of our alumni community is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your appreciation for your education at the Zucker School of Medicine. Not only does your philanthropic participation impact current students’ experience, but it also demonstrates to the medical community your belief in our reputation and future.

Participation also means keeping in touch! We want to make sure you are hearing from us, so please send us your contact info if you aren't receiving communications. You can use our online form to update your contact info, or email updates and news to  Make sure we have your most up-to-date contact info so you can receive information about events, reunions, and our quarterly alumni e-newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Many of you already give back to the school, and we thank you for your support. We have a unique opportunity to encourage full alumni philanthropic participation as a new school, and we hope you will help us carry out this tradition. To make a gift, please visit our Giving page or contact Anne Koestner, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs.

The Bricks Program

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to honor a loved one, celebrate graduation, or commemorate a special occasion with our new brick program. With your gift of $350, an engraved brick will be installed in the Alumni Walk, the seated bench area of the walkway near the rear courtyard. Please contact Anne Koestner, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs for more information on how you can support the school through the purchase of a brick, download our brochure here or visit this link to purchase a brick.