WMed Imagine Gala supporters, friends and donors we encourage you to donate to this year’s fundraiser to help support the WMed COVID-19 Response Fund, which will assist WMed in responding to patient care needs in our region and a wide array of COVID-19 related costs and services. Donations will help with items such as the purchase medical supplies and personal protective equipment, telehealth equipment, and laptops to enable staff to work remotely from home. It is anticipated that additional personnel costs will be incurred to help meet the needs of patients in anticipation of a surge of the virus in the coming weeks. Proceeds from this year’s Non-Gala, Gala will now support our pipeline programs, as in previous years, and also the WMed COVID-19 Response Fund that WMed will direct to priority needs.
William and Barbara Parfet, the co-chairs of the Imagine Gala, have committed $150,000 as a challenge incentive fund to encourage WMed friends to contribute to the Non-Gala, Gala. All gifts this year will be matched on a one-to-three basis. All gifts will be matched through the end of the fiscal year or until the full amount of the matching fund is subscribed.
Donations to the Non-Gala Gala can be made via check, credit card, donation of stock, gifts from donor advised funds, and rollover IRAs. Checks may be made payable to WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, and mailed directly to WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Attn: Development, 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-8015. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.
To make a gift or to get more information on the new format for this year’s Non-Gala, Gala please contact Imagine Gala Coordinator Courtney Arnold at 269.337.4370 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jack Mosser, associate dean for Development and Alumni Affairs at 419.429.2437 or email@example.com.