Because of the dedication and tireless effort of our students, faculty, residents, fellows, staff, and donors — along with sustained community support — we are making continuous progress on our journey to excellence in medical education. Together, our donors are helping us fulfill our mission that is committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality, patient- and family-centered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Thank you to those who have helped us on our journey to create the future of medical education in southwestern Michigan.
Donor Appreciation Video 2022
We pause to give thanks to our donors and philanthropic partners for their generous support of the medical school.
2022 Donor Appreciation Luncheon
The 2022 Donor Appreciation Luncheon was held on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center in downtown Kalamazoo.
2022 Donor Appreciation Luncheon Sponsors
We thank our sponsors for their generous support of the 2022 Donor Appreciation Luncheon.
Mr. John Bryant
Mr. Timothy and Mrs. Sarah Harding
White Coat Sponsor of the Year 2022
We recognize the James R. Ryan Family Foundation and Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Deb Ryan as our White Coat Sponsor of the Year for their platinum sponsorship in support of 20 students.
Philanthropic Volunteer of the Year 2022
We recognize Mr. Steve McKiddy, Chief Financial Officer of Greenleaf Trust, as our Philanthropic Volunteer of the Year for his dedication and leadership serving as the chair of the Dean’s Circle Leadership Giving Society for two years and the co-chair, along with his wide Amy, of the White Coat Sponsorship Program.
Business Donor of the Year 2022
We recognize Stryker Corporation as our Business Donor of the Year for their philanthropic support of your development educational programs in medicine.
Foundation Donor of the Year 2022
We recognize the Tyler Little Family Foundation as our Foundation Donor of the Year for their philanthropic support of our Catalyst Scholarship Program.
2021-22 Philanthropy Impact Report
Every gift counts - no matter the size - and your gifts to WMed provide the medical school with a consistent source of funding for key priorities and student educational opportunities that otherwise would not be possible. Please take some time to read about some of the wonderful opportunities available to support WMed and the next generation of physicians.
Throughout the year we recognize esteemed benefactors who have generously supported our school in various ways. Check out the link below to see some of the community members we have recognized.