A Historic Gift From The Mount Sinai Alumni Association
Friday, February 20, 2015
I am thrilled to announce a transformational $1.6 million contribution from The Mount Sinai Alumni Association, the largest gift to scholarship and the largest alumni gift in the history of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This unprecedented contribution to the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund allows us to attract the most outstanding students to Mount Sinai, regardless of their financial limitations, and to support them on their journey to shape the future of science and medicine.
This remarkable gift comes at a pivotal time for Mount Sinai and for health care. We are revolutionizing medical school education and admissions, inventing new models for health care delivery, and collaborating to break new ground in diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. We are partnering with McKinsey & Company and with Google Life Sciences to give our students opportunities to develop as leaders in health care’s complex new frontiers. Additionally, our FlexMed program, which recruits undergraduates from a variety of educational backgrounds, incorporates students who bring a vast diversity of experiences to problem-solving in the classroom, in the lab, and in patient care.
This milestone investment from the Alumni Association enables us to transform how we recruit students, create opportunities for them, and ease their financial burden as they embark on their careers. Contributions to the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund give us the flexibility to support extraordinary students.
We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to The Mount Sinai Alumni Association - especially to the members of the Executive Board, the Life Members, and the dues-paying members—for their unprecedented generosity and historic investment.
I invite you, as someone who understands the unique and enduring value of a Mount Sinai education, to invest in the future of The Icahn School of Medicine by continuing to contribute to the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. Your support keeps Mount Sinai at the forefront of medical education.
Dennis S. Charney, MD
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
President for Academic Affairs,
Mount Sinai Health System