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Impact & Recognition

Paying it Forward

Perhaps you remember the long yet rewarding hours you spent as a student making rounds, working in the lab, or assisting a community health organization. Perhaps you are close to someone who did. Becoming a great physician, scientist, or public health professional is not easy. It takes determination, sacrifice, and a supportive village of mentors, colleagues, and friends.

You are part of our students’ village. Thanks to your support, Tufts gives its students access to the knowledge and tools needed to reshape healthcare, prevention and biomedical science for a new era. What’s more, you help to foster a community where compassion, respect, and gratitude are just as valued as knowledge—because relationships are at the heart of the care we provide, the cures we seek, and the lessons we share.

  • Do you have a gift for Tufts in your will or estate plans? If so, you are a part of the Charles Tufts Society.  
  • Have you given more than $125,000 to the medical school during your lifetime or will you do so through your estate?  If so, you are a part of the 125th Society.

Distinguished Donors Distinguish Tufts

Since 1971, Tufts' leadership giving society, The Millennium Club, has comprised alumni, parents, and friends who contribute $1,000 or more to the Fund for Tufts Medicine during a single year. Last year more than 500 alumni, parents and friends chose to make a significant impact at Tufts by joining The Millennium Club.

Building on this tradition, The Dean's Inner Circle has been established to keep pace with current initiatives and needs across the medical school and to sustain excellence in medical education. The Dean's Inner Circle honors all alumni who contribute $100 or more for each year since graduation. Please consider helping Tufts University School of Medicine continue its strong tradition of preparing outstanding physicians and medical leaders by becoming a member of The Dean's Inner Circle. Alumni who give at this level have a special impact because their gift raises participation levels while also significantly adding to overall annual fund achievement. Join The Dean's Inner Circle now!

Leadership Giving Societies

When you support the Fund for Tufts Medicine at this level, you join the ranks of our most loyal and generous donors. You are setting an example of leadership. Below are the giving societies for our leadership donors.

  • Millennium Club: $1,000 – $2,499
  • Stearns Society: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Founders' Society: $5,000 – $9,999
  • Society of Tufts Fellows: $10,000 – $24,999
  • President's Circle: $25,000 – $49,999
  • Trustees' Circle: $50,000 or more
  • Dean's Inner Circle: $100 x years since graduation

For more information on the Fund for Tufts Medicine, call 617-636-6770 or email

125th Society - Honoring Our Most Generous Supporters

It takes many friends to keep a school at the forefront of medical education for 125 years. Some support scholarships and faculty. Others, research and facilities. Still others have made gifts to benefit the school’s operating needs each year since graduating. And some have named the medical school as a beneficiary of their estate. This group is brought together by its commitment to medical education, and now, their membership in the 125th Society.

The 125th Society launched in 2018 recognizing alumni, parents, faculty and friends who have contributed $125,000 or more to the school in their lifetimes or who plan to do so through an estate gift. To date, the Society numbers nearly 250 of the school’s most generous supporters.

The Charles Tufts Society

Have you already included Tufts University School of Medicine in your estate plans?  Let us know so we can welcome you to the Charles Tufts Society. For more information on gift planning or to let us know you’ve included the Medical School in your estate plans contact us: 

Tufts Gift Planning Office
Laura H. Parker
Associate Director, Gift Planning
Direct Line 617-627-0491
Main Line 617-627-3727
Toll Free 888-748-8387
Fax 617-627-4541

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Endowed Funds

Through its donors, Tufts University School of Medicine has established a plethora of endowed funds, supporting anything from financial aid to faculty research. Link your name to Tufts University School of Medicine and establish a legacy that will endure for many years.

Learn more about Endowed Gifts, and the funds we have established.