School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

40th annual Telefund kicks off

Third-year medical student Sandhya Krishnan volunteers during Telefund.

Third-year medical student Sandhya Krishnan volunteers during Telefund.

On Wednesday evening, the School of Medicine kicked off its 40th annual Telefund.

Throughout October and November, students and alumni volunteers will call other School of Medicine graduates across the country with a goal of raising $492,000. Funds raised will provide for student scholarships, student organizations and activities, community outreach programs, an investment fund to support academic and student programs, and student research projects.

"We want you to know how much we appreciate alumni support for students and medical education. Every day I see first-hand the great work the students are doing with your gifts,” said Lisa MacLean, M.D., assistant dean of Student Affairs and Career Development.

The Alumni Association Board of Governors, in conjunction with School of Medicine leadership, determines how the funds are allocated each year. “Being a part of the Alumni Association Telefund is a very satisfying, grass roots way to show individual alumni commitment to our current students and to the School of Medicine. The Alumni Association is remarkable for the depth and breadth of student activities we support both using our financial resources and skilled administrative and organizational staff.” said Kevin O’Brien, M.D., ’82, Alumni Association president.

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