What Can I Give?
Types of gifts
There are many ways that alumni, parents, and friends of the Boston University School of Medicine can support student faculty, research, students, and facilities. In addition to the ways to give to any part of Boston University, BUSM also gratefully accepts gifts in memory and honor of a special event or person, and anatomical donations.
Learn more about gifts in memory and honor
Honorary and memorial contributions enable alumni and friends to pay tribute to respected professors, admired colleagues, cherished classmates, or loved ones—and at the same time advance medical education and research at Boston University School of Medicine.
Gifts in honor of a birthday or in memory of a loved one do not require the creation of a new fund. You may direct these gifts to the School of Medicine in general or to a particular department, as you wish.
Some donors take their tribute a step further by creating a named fund, for which the minimum donation is generally $10,000. Both types of gifts can also qualify the donor or the honoree for membership in BUSM’s giving societies.
If you have decided to suggest memorial contributions to BUSM in a loved one’s death announcement, the BUSM Development Office can help you ensure that the announcement wording contains the correct information, and that the family members you choose are notified when gifts are made.
To learn more about giving in honor or in memory of someone you know, please contact the Development Office.
Learn more about anatomical donations
By giving your body to the BU School of Medicine anatomical gift program after your death, you can advance medical knowledge, and help educate the next generation of brilliant physicians and scientists—truly, an essential and invaluable gift. To learn more about the program, visit the website or contact Professor Robert Bouchie at firstname.lastname@example.org.