“Over the years, I have participated in many Phonathons and have had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with many students. There is often an energetic buzz that generates around the room during these evenings, and this fall was no exception. Their dedication to the School of camaraderie among peers are evident. Many are members of the organizations supported by the Alumni Association, and I feel fortunate to be able to work with them toward a common goal — inspiring alumni to support the School.
Our deepest gratitude goes out tho those who pledged during the Phonathon, but equally as important, to those who volunteered. Their presence at these events is invaluable to BUSM, and their efforts are key to our success in keeping alumni connected. We owe a large part of the success of keeping alumni connected to the School to their efforts. We appreciate their continued loyalty and assistance and are grateful for their time.”
- Don Grande ’73, Phonathon Director
Connecting students and alumni: School of Medicine Phonathons generate support
During two evenings of calling this fall, Phonathon alumni and student volunteers contacted more than 400 alumni across the country seeking philanthropic support for the medical school. They were able to secure more than $131,000 in pledges from 124 graduates.
The students, many who are members of the student organizations receiving support from the Alumni Association, take time from their studies to help secure vital funds for the annual fund. They are grateful to have the chance to glean pearls of wisdom from graduates ranging in classes from 1942 right up to 2012 in all types of specialties, clinical and academic settings and different parts of the country.
In return, alumni get to hear firsthand the positive impact of alumni giving. Alumni volunteers use the opportunity to reach out to fellow classmates, enjoying mini reunions with colleagues.
Our deepest appreciation goes out to alumni for their philanthropic support, and we are equally appreciative of the alumni and student volunteers listed below willing to give their time.
You can participate and support this event and Boston University School of Medicine by donating gifts of many kinds, including not only monetary, but also time as a volunteer and sharing thoughtful advice and a connection with student and alumni callers.
A registration form to volunteer is made available to easily sign up to take part in a night of fundraising at the Phonathons. You can make a gift for this fiscal year anytime via our online contribution form. Click here to make a donation now.
For more information contact:
BUSM Alumni Association
72 E. Concord Street, L-120
Boston, MA 02118