Thinking back, looking forward: The Class of 1958 celebrate their reunion with a gift for BUSM’s future
It’s a tradition at BUSM for alumni to make a special gift to the School in recognition of their 50th year anniversary—and the generous Class of 1958 proved to be no exception. In the months leading up to this milestone, Barry Manuel (MED’58), associate dean for continuing medical education and professor of surgery at BUSM, led his classmates in their efforts to make a significant gift to BUSM to commemorate the education and lifelong friendships formed more than 50 years ago.
With the goal of helping to reduce student debt and enhance the medical school experience, members of the Class of 1958 made contributions totaling $234,715. Classmates were asked to consider planned gifts, gift annuities, stock gifts, or outright cash gifts. In addition to the $50,000 included in this year’s total, Manuel pledged an additional $100,000 to be paid over the next two years. Three classmates, Frank Saunders, Louis Sullivan, and Earle Woodman, joined him in making gifts of $50,000 each to the School.
Manuel’s gift will endow a fund to support the Office of Continuing Medical Education in honor of his 50th reunion.
He is well remembered for his three decades as executive director of the Alumni Association, his continuing service to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, and his many years as a distinguished faculty member at the School.
“BUSM has an outstanding program for physician continuing education,” comments Dean Karen Antman. “Barry has dedicated many years to developing and enhancing these courses and services to ensure physicians maintain the highest level of competency. We are very grateful that he has endowed this fund as a resource in perpetuity.”
His gift, a permanently endowed fund, will provide support for the Continuing Medical Education program in perpetuity, and the office will be named in his honor in recognition of his many years of service and his generous contribution.