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UMass Chan Cares 2023 charitable giving campaign now open

UMass Chan Cares, the annual UMass Chan Medical School charitable giving campaign, starts today and will run through Wednesday, Nov. 22. 

The campaign provides faculty, students and employees the opportunity to donate to a wide range of causes they care about.

“Since 2018, UMass Chan’s generosity has poured nearly a million dollars into nonprofits, helping our neighbors and communities advance stronger, healthier, safer and more equitably, together,” Chancellor Michael F. Collins said.

There are several options to direct donations.

Options for giving:

North Quadrant Support Services initiative addresses some of the socioeconomic barriers to academic success faced by many students in Worcester’s North Quadrant.  Annual initiatives include classroom enrichment grants, backpacks and school supplies for elementary school students and funding to support food pantries in the schools.

UMass Chan Medical School Foundation

  • The Research Fund supports UMass Chan research that advances treatments and cures for a range of diseases, creating a better future for all of us.
  • The Student Financial Aid Fund provides students who are financially disadvantaged with opportunities to pursue education at UMass Chan—opportunities that would otherwise be inaccessible.
  • The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund supports institution-wide efforts to educate our community about the importance of diversity and inclusion and address bias.
  • The UMass Chan Medical School Max Baker Resource Center is available for students in all three schools facing food insecurity or barriers to accessing food and personal hygiene products.
  • The UMass Chan Medical School Fund provides important unrestricted financial support to our world class institution and allows UMass Chan to put the funds to use wherever and whenever the mission-critical need is greatest as situations arise throughout the year.

Contributions can be directed to the United Way of Central Massachusetts, supporting its work in the region, or to any of nearly 1,000 prescreened nonprofit organizations spanning the globe. UMass Chan Cares has added 25 new nonprofit organizations to the list of recipients since 2022.

Last year, the campaign raised $222,000.

Gifts may be made via payroll deduction, credit card or check. Learn more and donate at the  UMass Chan Cares  giving site.

In addition to the UMass Chan Cares contributions, employees also have the option of volunteering their time through the UMass Chan Cares Volunteer Initiative. Employees can use up to 16 hours of scheduled work time per year to support their favorite causes and institutions as volunteers. Information about how to participate in the UMass Chan Cares Volunteer Initiative can be found on the Office of Community and Government Relations intranet site.