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Previously published stories of philanthropy at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care.

Winter Ball 2016   

Eighth annual Winter Ball raises record amount

The Winter Ball hit a major milestone on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Bolstered by a record amount in sponsorship dollars, the black-tie event raised more than $1 million. Read more.

Pathways of Promise

UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

Support will shape future of research, teaching and learning, community and global health. Visit campaign website.

UMass Memorial Medical Center renovation rendering  

UMass Memorial Medical Center renovation project

UMass Memorial Health Care has launched a significant upgrade initiative on the Memorial and University campuses of its academic medical center in Worcester.  Read more.

David Nicholson at HHS annual meeting 2016  

2016 HHS annual meeting focuses on the science of addiction

At the 31st Annual Meeting of the Hudson Hoagland Society on May 24, members paid tribute to the group’s distinguished research history and focused on scientific solutions to the thorny contemporary problem of addiction and substance misuse. Read more.

Grateful patient endows rheumatology chair   

Gift from grateful patient funds new endowed chair in rheumatology

Timothy and Elaine Peterson promote awareness, research of inflammatory arthritis; Jonathan Kay, MD, appointed inaugural recipient. Read more.

2015 Annual Report of Donors  

2015 Annual Report of Donors

Stories of support and lists of donors that reflect giving from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. See the online report.

Winter Ball 2015  

Seventh annual Winter Ball draws substantial philanthropic support fo academic medical center

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Richter, Fitzgerald   

Arthur F. Koskinas Chair in Neuroscience, third Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research chair approved by board

Richter, Fitzgerald named to newly endowed chairs. Read more.

William B. Smith  

UMass Memorial Medical Center receives 9.8 million gift to benefit patients

Local entrepreneur and industrialist leaves nearly $29 million to five Worcester-area organizations more than 60 years after his death. Read more.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels 2015  

Hyundai Hope on Wheels campaign continues support of pediatric cancer research at UMass Medical School

Cancer biologist pursuing targeted treatments for childhood leukemia receives $250,000 grant. Read more.

Aaron Lazare  

Sustaining the legacy of late chancellor emeritus Aaron Lazare

Creation of psychiatry award and student education fund in his honor announced. Read more

Horae Oriental  

Horae Oriental endows Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School with $2M gift

Horae (红瑞) Gene Therapy Center at UMMS named for Chinese benefactor. Read more.

2nd annual Celluci Road Race  

Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race brings hundreds out to support ALS research at UMass Medical School

The 2nd annual race through Hudson’s historic downtown benefited the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund. Read more

term chairs  

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

Gifts from George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, Glass Charitable Foundation provide five-year funding to three diabetes researchers. Read more.

Golenbock Lee  

Golenbock, Lee appointed to endowed chairs

Pillar Chair in Biomedical Research, Stoddard Chair in Pediatrics approved by board. Read more.

Cellucci Fund Boston Marathon team 2015  

Cellucci Fund 2015 Boston Marathon team raises money, awareness for ALS research

In addition to the personal sense of accomplishment, the runners brought the Cellucci Fund to within $1,000 of its goal to raise $45,000 to fund breakthrough research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read more.

Winter Ball 2014  

Winter Ball 2014 hits record highs for fundraising

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, was an evening of record for the Winter Ball, the gala fundraising event that supports the academic medical center consisting of UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. Read more.

Luzuriaga Szabl  

Luzuriaga, Szabo appointed to newly endowed chairs at UMMS

Two newly endowed chairs at UMass Medical School were approved today by the university’s Board of Trustees. Read more.

Ambros Breakthrough Prize 2015  

Victor Ambros awarded 2015 $3M Breakthrough Prize for co-discovery of microRNAs

Victor R. Ambros, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, has been awarded a 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his co-discovery of a new world of genetic regulation by microRNAs. Read more.

Ebola relief effort  

UMMS Ebola Relief effort launched with $7.5M Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant

Academic medical centers partnering to provide health care, training and infrastructure in Liberia. Read more.

 Hyundai Hope on Wheels  

Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant to advance glioblastoma research at UMMS

Jack L. Leonard, PhD, professor of microbiology & physiological systems, received a $250,000 grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels and Worcester-area Hyundai dealers. Read more.


Investiture 2014


Faculty awarded endowed chairs, professorship at Investiture 

Chancellor Collins urged ‘leap of faith’ and awarded endowed chairs and professorship and medals of distinction to outstanding faculty at UMass Medical School’s 2014 Convocation and Investiture on Sept. 18, 2014. Read more

Inaugural Celluci Tribute Road Race  

Inaugural Cellucci tribute race draws huge crowd, supports ALS research at UMMS

More than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the inaugural Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race in Hudson in honor of the late Paul Cellucci’s commitment to fund ALS research at UMMS and his lifelong dedication to public service. Read more.

CANDO cropped    

CANDO Clinic offers new hope to children with autism and their families

In June 2013, the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) Clinic, a joint effort of UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, was launched.  Read more.

Maykel, Davids, Houghton  

Donor-funded research promises to be "the epitome of personalized cancer treatment"

Thanks to the generosity of a donor couple, UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School are on the forefront of this quest with a project aimed at finding better treatments for colorectal cancers. Read more.

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Spirited rubber duck fundraiser marks 10 years of support for Child Life Program

The annual Bullfinchs Rubber Duck Race, which raises funds for the Child Life Program at the UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, marked its 10th anniversary in 2013—a decade of support that grew out of one family's gratitude for the care their child received. Read more.


UMass Medical School Sidekicks get support from charitable foundations

The UMass Medical School (UMMS) Sidekicks program, which helps medical students to build relationships with pediatric patients that prepare them to become more empathic physicians, got a boost from two notable charity foundations. Read more.




Lawrence's Down syndrome research gets boost from Hood Foundation - December 2013 

2013 Winter Ball marks fifth-year milestone in Sherman Center - December 2013

Supporting translation of basic science breakthroughs into medicines to treat human disease 
Valley Foundation backs build-out of laboratory studying role of stem cell injury as a cause of complications of common diseases

A family gives back after beating cancer - October 2013

Fundraising for 15th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk exceeds $500,000 goal - September 2013

New McDonough chair will support research in rheumatology - August 2013

Region's Rotary clubs join forces to outfit NICU with webcams 

Dr. Eileen L. Berman and Stanley I. Berman Foundation Chair in Biomedical Research established - June 2013

Kimberly J. Vuona Memorial Golf Tournament marks 10-year milestone  - May 2013

Husband establishes scholarship as a legacy to his inspirational wife - March 2013

Honoring a life cut short by breast cancer - March 2013

A fantastic facial hair competition benefits UMass Memorial's Child Life Program - March 2013

Local college crusaders support breast cancer care and research - 2012/2013



Cutlers endow biomedical research chair - December 2012

Support for the UMass ALS Champion Fund continues - November 2012

Links to the Future Golf Tournament marks 10-year milestone - August 2012

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