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Alumni and Parent Giving

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The generosity of alumni, as well as of parents of School of Medicine students, helps UMass Medical School nurture its quality education and research programs. This support is vital to our efforts to improve the health and well-being of others today and tomorrow.

Ways to support

Contributions to UMass Medical School annual funds are unrestricted, providing alumni and parents with opportunities to fund important strides being made within one or more of our three graduate schools.

Donors with cumulative annual giving of $1,000 or more are recognized as members of the Dean's Council.

Giving Days are a unique opportunity for alumni and parents to give back. 

Reunion Giving

In honor of their respective reunions, the UMMS School of Medicine classes celebrating their reunions this year are making contributions for financial aid and to support other needs at the medical school. Reunion event information is available on the UMMS Alumni website. To give to your reunion class fund, you can donate here.

Be engaged

The UMMS Alumni website is where alumni connect with one another and with the Medical School. We hope you'll visit this site often!

School of Medicine parents may become part of the Parents Association. Learn more here.

For more information:

Vanessa DeMichele

Director, Individual Giving for Alumni, Parents & Special Initiatives
508-365-7503 (mobile)

Meg Lansing

Director, Individual Giving

New Charitable Gift Tax Deductions

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed by Congress in March 2020 includes two provisions that provide tax incentives for 2020:

  1. Donors who do not itemize deductions on their taxes can now deduct up to $300 in cash gifts.
  2. Donors of cash gifts can now deduct up to 100 percent of their adjusted gross income (does not apply to gifts contributed to donor-advised funds).

Learn more about the SECURE and CARES Acts