From the Chief Philanthropy Officer

ENVISION: The Campaign for All

One of the best parts of giving to support an academic learning health system is the wonderful potential of helping others.

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It’s true of patient care initiatives and scholarships for the medical professionals of tomorrow.

And gifts in support of medical research may carry the greatest potential of all — to improve human health for all time.

This issue of Catalyst includes a special section on ENVISION, our philanthropic campaign dedicated to supporting Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s research mission including eight core areas:

  • Health Equity
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
  • Healthy Aging and Mobility
  • Neurosciences
  • Regenerative Medicine

We have more than 2,000 researchers at the medical school who work every day to find new treatments and cures for some of the most common and devastating diseases imaginable. Now, as part of the Advocate Health enterprise, we will extend the reach of our research programs across 67 hospitals in six states caring for nearly six million people a year.

But the impact of our research doesn’t stop at the boundary of a health system. Our campaign is about accelerating discovery, hope and health. It’s about investing in the promise of research that will help everyone, everywhere, to live longer, healthier lives.

We invite you to join our campaign. We are happy to talk with you about how you may envision research making a difference in the lives of the people you love and in the lives of others yet to come.

It is all a part of the boundless potential for the work of Wake Forest University School of Medicine to help so many.

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Lisa M. Marshall
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Vice President, Philanthropy and Alumni Relations