On November 2, nearly 100 Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty came together to be honored for their generosity to the medical school. Representing nearly 60 departments, each of the evening’s guests has made a gift to the Faculty Campaign, a part of We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern Medicine, since the campaign’s launch in September 2014.
As of December 31, 2017, 795 faculty have participated in this effort, which is about giving at any level and supporting areas across the school that matter most to our faculty—research, education, clinical care, and outreach. Thus far in the campaign, these gifts total more than $3 million.
“Not everyone learns or understands the culture of an institution until they are touched by it. You, as such dedicated members of our faculty, are our ambassadors,” said Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for Medical Affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean of Feinberg.
“I applaud and thank you for your inspiring support of our medical school and am so appreciative of all that you do. You are part of a special group that really cares about what we are trying to accomplish together at Feinberg,” said Dr. Neilson.
Each day, Feinberg faculty members drive the education, research, and clinical service missions of the medical school. Faculty members across many disciplines provide crucial support through their commitments of professional expertise, time, and philanthropy, helping to ensure on that our academic medical center continues to innovate, grow, and thrive.
Amy S. Paller, MD, Walter J. Hamlin Professor and chair of Dermatology and GME alumna, spoke about her own philanthropic commitment to the medical school.
“I think it sends a powerful message to patients, students, and alumni when they learn that the faculty who are providing care, teaching students, and conducting research also are investing in this world-class institution and its future,” said Dr. Paller. She went on to announce that 100% of department chairs at Feinberg have contributed to the Faculty Campaign.
“We need to do even more to help this institution help us to provide the best care,” Dr. Paller continued. “It is a great feeling to take the time and energy to give back in this special way.”