|SMHS reports fundraising numbers for FY08|
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to report our final fundraising numbers for fiscal year 2007-08 ending June 30, 2008. This year the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations again reached a new record high, with cash and pledges of over $11.3 million. The year also included the funding of the Gilbertson Chair in Geriatrics, the Center for Human Safety simulation laboratory, and nearly $200,000 awarded in student scholarships, an increase of 73 percent in the past two years.
H. David Wilson, dean, and Blanche Abdallah, director of development, have traveled across the country for the past three years and asked our alumni and friends to support us in our efforts to meet the future needs of the school, and they are responding. This would not be possible without the strong faculty and programs already in place at the UNDSMHS. Dean Wilson and his development staff would like to thank faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication to their programs, because it is what they do so well that becomes the basis of the proud stories shared with alumni on the road. It is the success of the school that donors invest in. Together we are all moving the school forward, helping our students and growing our state. Thank you.
-- H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2514