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$37 Million Sets New Fundraising Record for Geisel School of Medicine

Strong support from donors propelled the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth to record-breaking levels of philanthropic support for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016.

Receipts for the annual fund, student scholarships, research, the Williamson Translational Research Building, and other purposes exceeded $37 million in FY16. This total—which includes gifts received but not pledges of future support—surpassed the year’s fundraising goal by 25 percent.

“In the current funding climate, philanthropic support to ensure the vibrancy of our programs is more important than ever,” said Duane Compton, interim dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. “The impact that our donors are making to support our mission in education, research and discovery cannot be overstated.  We are grateful for their continued support of our school.”

Charitable giving highlights for the year include:

  • Gifts to support student scholarships at Geisel totaled more than $1.57 million, including a $1.2 million scholarship endowment gift from Thomas Kosasa, MD DC’67, MED’69.
  • The Fund for Geisel raised $953,105, exceeding the goal of $800,000 by 19 percent.
  • Endowment giving at Geisel totaled $6,617,569, more than double the goal of $2.9 million.
  • Peter and Susan Williamson’s generous $20 million pledge in support of the Williamson Translational Research Building was completed. The Williamson Building officially opened last fall.
  • The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation gave $1 million in support of cancer research at Geisel.

“By giving to the Geisel School of Medicine, our donors are investing in the future of medicine—tomorrow’s physicians and scientists, as well as new treatments and insights into our most vexing health care challenges,” added Compton.