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Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Types of Gifts
[Image: technion]  It is an exciting time to be part of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and there are a number of different opportunities to support education and research at the college. 

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is serving as a catalyst for the development of medical education and biomedical research, and facilitating the interaction between area hospitals, health care providers, research institutes and our surrounding communities.  

The college is uniquely positioned at the intersection of medicine, research and community collaboration. FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine is educating a new generation of physicians on the Boca Raton campus. Our affiliation with several area hospitals is providing FAU's medical students with invaluable hands-on experience, as well as access to some of the best physicians in the area. Collaboration with Scripps Florida is adding to the hub of biomedical growth in South Florida and providing a unique opportunity for our medical students in the joint M.D./Ph.D. program.  

Gifts can be made in a variety of ways: endowed, planned, naming opportunities, event sponsorship. corporate matching, research gifts and the Dean's Fund for Excellence. 

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An investment fund set up by an institution in which regular withdrawals from the invested capital are used for ongoing operations or other specified purposes. Visionary gifts extend support beyond your own lifetime and represent true foresight and concern for future generations. Donors can take advantage of the state of Florida’s matching program for endowed major gifts by establishing an endowed scholarship fund. Contact MK Morales @ 561-297-4253 for more information.
When a contributor is interested in specific strategies for tax and estate planning, planned gifts to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine provide many opportunities to accomplish personal goals while assisting the college in a substantial way. Bequests may be included in your will, ensuring that a specific amount or percentage of an individual's estate will come to the college after his/her death. Life-income gifts provide a variety of ways in which you can make a contribution to the college while still providing income for yourself, your spouse, or another individual. Planned gifts include: Charitable Remainder Unitrusts, Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, Pooled Income Funds, Charitable Gift Annuities, Gifts of Real Estate with Retained Life Interest You and your tax advisor or estate planning consultant can determine which one would be most appropriate. FAU’s team of gift planning experts is ready to assist you. Contact MK Morales @ 561-297-4253 for more information.
You can demonstrate your support of FAU's new medical school by participating in a naming opportunity. A gift to the medical school in the form of a naming opportunity will provide a unique opportunity to attach your name or the name of a loved one to the history of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, providing a lasting legacy, as well as supporting the future of the college by granting the financial assistance needed for facilities, programs and equipment. Our development staff will work closely with our donors of major gifts to identify a fitting and unique naming opportunity. Contact MK Morales @ 561-297-4253 for more information.
There are a number of events the College holds each year with sponsorship opportunities.
  • White Coats 4 Care Reception.  
Donors can attend this event by making one of the following gifts: 

  • $100 White Coat for an incoming medical student
  • $250 White Coat Ceremony Sponsor
  • $500 Medical Student Scholarship (based on need)
  • $750 Family/Corporate Medical Student Scholarship Award (based on need)
  • $1,000 Named Seat in the Medical Education Auditoriums
  • (a personalized donor recognition or tribute plate will be placed on the back of each seat)
  • $5,000 “Named” medical student scholarship fund
  • Annual Medical Ball – Information to come 
  • White Coat Ceremony– Information to come
 Contact MK Morales @ 561-297-4253 for more information.

Matching Gifts are made by hundreds of corporations nationwide when their employees, retirees, board members and even these individuals' spouses contribute to charitable organizations. Contact the Human Resources office of your employer to see whether they have a matching gift program. In most cases, you complete a form that is mailed with your personal donation. We will follow-up with your company to secure the gift. Your giving record will reflect your company's matching gift as well as your own contribution. Contact MK Morales @ 561-297-4253 for more information.
Our research goal is to conduct basic, translational and clinical research that leads to the treatment and prevention of human disease. The ultimate goal of our biomedical research is to advance global health and the health of our local community in the process. Research in the College is focused in the areas of cardiovascular disease and stroke, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, genetic eye diseases, macular degeneration and cataracts, autoimmune diseases, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and healthy aging. Contact MK Morales @ 561-297-4253 for more information. .
The Dean’s Fund for Excellence allows the dean of FAU’s College of Medicine to direct funds to areas of highest need and gives the medical school the flexibility to respond to unexpected opportunities. Donations may be used for seed funding for new programs, technology, faculty and student support and development, research, and outreach programs. Individuals who support the Dean’s Fund for Excellence demonstrate a strong dedication and support of the College of Medicine through their personal involvement and financial contributions. Contact MK Morales @ 561-297-4253 for more information.
Gifts of cash are the simplest and most commonly received charitable contributions. Cash gifts may be used to honor or memorialize someone. Gifts of appreciated property, including securities and real estate, are popular with individuals seeking to manage capital gains taxes on appreciated assets with a market value well beyond the original purchase price. Gifts-in-kind of tangible personal property such as library collections, works of art, historical items, computers, musical instruments, and other items can be of great educational value to the college. Contact MK Morales @ 561-297-4253 for more information.

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777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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