From the Chief Philanthropy Officer

A message from Lisa Marshall, our Chief Philanthropy Officer

A World of New Opportunities

The newly formed combination of Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University presents a world of new opportunities, particularly for alumni and friends of the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Caucasian woman with brown hair and glasses stands with one arm resting on a glass partition or banisterScholarships have always been essential to the success of our School of Medicine, and a second campus in Charlotte will mean more students and an increased need for scholarships to support their education. Through scholarship support, donors create lasting impact on the lives and careers of future medical professionals trained at our School of Medicine. With this transformative combination, the opportunities for creating that impact have never been greater.

The planned new Eye Institute, one of the highest priorities for the new Atrium Health, represents another opportunity. Our current Eye Center can no longer accommodate growing patient volume, which now exceeds 90,000 patient visits a year. A new Eye Institute will require donor support to make it a reality, and it will benefit more than patients.

The state-of-the-art facility will be among the most advanced settings in the country for patient care as well as for education, training and research. It will be located in Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter, near the School of Medicine’s educational programs and research base. In supporting the Eye Institute, donors will create a tremendous impact on students and researchers, who will in turn impact patients far beyond those who receive care there.

These are merely some of the opportunities for those who care about the Wake Forest School of Medicine. As our school gets set to expand by building on its strengths, we welcome the support of our loyal alumni and friends whose generosity — as it has throughout our history — will translate these opportunities into successes.

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