From the Chief Philanthropy Officer

Giving That Sustains Excellence

Throughout its history, Wake Forest University School of Medicine has proven itself both flexible in adapting to change and consistent in adhering to the highest standards in preparing generations of medical professionals. Through it all, philanthropic giving has been a constant. Whether it’s a gift that establishes an endowed scholarship fund or consistent annual fund contributions, giving is a tradition that spans generations of alumni who support our medical education programs.

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Giving enables the school to do new and innovative work — the kind that serves as the core of an academic learning health system, which is the subject of our cover feature story in this issue of Catalyst. Giving also bolsters a research enterprise with multiple areas of strength that leaders plan to maximize, which is also a subject covered in this issue.

The school has enjoyed sustained success — not only weathering change but leading it — in large part because of our alumni. Your continued support is more important than ever to extend the school’s legacy of accomplishment, to produce our next medical leaders and to inspire future alumni to join the philanthropic cause as well. Thank you!

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