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Endowments

If we can prevent diseases in childhood, we can give children the healthiest beginning possible. You can help us do just that. Your support of our faculty, fellows, and graduate students is what propels life-changing ideas from our laboratories to children in Rochester and around the world, and helps our pediatricians provide the high quality care that every child and family wants and deserves. Here is a sampling of how you can help.

Faculty

Endowed Professorships
($1,500,000 to $2,000,000 or more)

Endowed professorships are permanent funds that honor acclaimed leaders who perform groundbreaking research, mentor junior faculty, and attract and retain talented fellows, residents, and students. They are among the most coveted and defining rewards that a faculty member can receive, recognizing and fostering excellence. Professorships also serve as a powerful recruitment tool, drawing new faculty of established distinction from around the world.

Endowed Research and Education Funds
($500,000 to $1,000,000)

Our physicians and scientists have a legacy of working collaboratively across disciplines to conduct basic and clinical research that improves children’s health. These endowed funds provide lasting support of the work of scientists or clinicians who have not yet attained the level of professor, but whose dedication to improving children’s health sets them apart from their peers.

Endowed Symposia/Lecture Series
($250,000 to $500,000 or more)

Funds provide permanent support for nationally renowned speakers to present important discoveries that may advance research and care. Lecture series address both the medical community at grand rounds and the greater Rochester community at public lectures.

Post-Doctoral and Clinical Research

Endowed Fellowships
($750,000 or more)

Fellowships provide significant work experiences for clinicians to hone their skills and further explore a pediatric specialty, or for scientists to conduct in-depth research that advances children’s health. These fellowships provide permanent support that allows fellows to complete their training without having to devote time to working outside their field, or resorting to additional loans for support.

Annual Fellowships
($25,000 to $75,000)

These fellowships support an aspiring scientist or clinician, for one year, while providing training and mentorship in the laboratory or health care setting.

Graduate Student Scholarships
($50,000 or more)

Funds support the next generation of researchers and medical scientists dedicated to improving children’s health. You can provide permanent graduate student support by creating a named endowed scholarship fund with a minimum gift of $50,000.

Pilot Projects/Seed Funds
($50,000 to $250,000 or more annually)

Gifts for seed funding are “risk capital” for a promising researcher who has the potential to make groundbreaking discoveries that will impact children here and around the world. They allow scientists to shift the direction of their research to follow promising leads, new ideas, or use new technology to propel scientific discoveries in new ways. Funds invested today in innovative research help scientists and clinicians provide state-of-the-art care for tomorrow’s children.