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Nathan Smith Davis Society


Membership in the prestigious Nathan Smith Davis Society is bestowed to individuals who support the medical school through generous philanthropy and volunteerism. We honor medical alumni, faculty, friends and staff members who make annual and cumulative gifts to support our essential teaching and research missions. We also recognize volunteer service to the medical school. 

Membership Groups

Membership in the Nathan Smith Davis Society is based on the university’s fiscal year (Sept. 1 through Aug. 31).

Cumulative Giving

  • Lifetime Giving Society: Cumulative lifetime giving totaling $35,000-$999,999
  • Benefactor Society: Cumulative lifetime giving totaling $1,000,000 or more

Annual Giving

  • Founders' Circle: Annual gifts totaling $50,000 or more
  • President's Circle: Annual gifts totaling $25,000-$49,999
  • Deans' Circle: Annual gifts totaling $10,000-$24,999
  • Sustainer: Annual gifts totaling $5,000-$9,999
  • Fellow: Annual gifts totaling $2,500-$4,999
  • Member: Annual gifts totaling $1,000-$2,499
  • Young Alumni Society (New Levels!): By years since earning MD, PT, and PA degrees
    • 5-9 years: $250
    • 2-4 years: $50
    • 0-1 year: Any amount

Henry & Emma Rogers Society

Donors who have notified Northwestern and documented an estate or deferred gift commitment to benefit the medical school. The Rogers Society is a university-wide program, and medical school members are eligible to participate in the university’s many additional benefits.

Service Society

This membership group is for those who are actively engaged in volunteer activities benefiting the medical school, such as advisory and editorial boards, student mentorship, hosting regional events, and alumni-related activities such as board membership, reunion participation, and class giving efforts.

About Nathan Smith Davis

The Nathan Smith Davis Society carries the name of one of the founders of our medical school, our first dean, and a pioneer in medical education. Dr. Nathan Smith Davis advocated for higher standards in the training of physicians as well as in the medical profession. He founded the American Medical Association, served as its first president and was the first editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association

Contact Us

Sarah Kalsbeek

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Development & Alumni Relations
420 E. Superior St.
Arthur J. Rubloff Building, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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