Faculty and staff at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) set a new record for their fifth annual Internal Giving Campaign, “Starting from the Inside Out.” Participation was up by 44%, with the amount of money raised up by 14%!
Under the leadership of campaign co-chairs, Dr. Marla Berry, Chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Dr. Kamal Masaki, Chair of the Department of Geriatric Medicine, 285 faculty members and staff made gifts totaling at least $178,878 (some are still coming in). Another $19,600 in matching gifts helps lift the overall total.
Pledges and gifts were made to 80 different UH Foundation accounts (38% more than last year) which benefit JABSOM. The five funds with the most number of individual donors each earned a $1,000 matching gift. Winning funds were the following:
- Medical School Development Fund
- Laurence Snyder Memorial Fund
- Geriatric Education Fund
- Department of Native Hawaiian Health Enhancements Fund; and
- Rural Ambulatory Clinical Education (RACE) Endowment.
100% of Executive Committee members demonstrated their support of JABSOM by participating in this year’s campaign.
In thanking this year’s donors, Dr. Berry and Dr. Masaki noted, “As co-chairs of this year’s campaign, we appreciate the willingness of our faculty and staff to invest in the future of JABSOM. By choosing to invest in ourselves, we send a powerful message to our community partners about our belief in our mission and our ability to fulfill it.”
Article by: Elaine Evans, JABSOM UH Foundation