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Impact of Giving

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations, Tufts gathered momentum over the first four years of the campaign. Gifts during this "quiet phase," which started July 2002, contributed more than $615 million, or 51 percent, of the campaign's $1.2 billion goal. With this solid foundation in place, Tufts publicly announced Beyond Boundaries: The Campaign for Tufts on November 3, 2006.
Below, a brief list of just some of the gifts that have had a transformative impact:   

  • $100 million from Trustee Pierre (A88) and Pam Omidyar, J89, to create the Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund
  • $50 million from Trustee Emeritus William S. Cummings, A58, a naming gift for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • $40 million from Trustee Jonathan M. Tisch, A76, a naming gift for the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Services
  • $5 million from Delta Dental to fund a new chair in Public Health and Community Service at the School of Dental Medicine
  • $1.5 million to the School of Medicine purchase research equipment for the Study Center on the Immunogenetics of Infectious Diseases, from the Keck Foundation
  • A gift establishing the Ricky and Peter Cohen Family Scholarship Fund, in conjunction with the Pritzker Challenge matching gift opportunity, and available to students in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering
  • A gift from benefactor Bernard Gordon, H92, to build a new residence hall, Sophia Gordon Hall, on the Medford/Somerville campus
  • $5 million from New Balance Foundation, to the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy to create a far-reaching initiative to combat childhood obesity. The "Children in Balance Initiative" provides for an endowed professorship—the New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, held by Christina D. Economos
  • A gift to create the Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies at the Fletcher School
  • An endowed scholarship to support an engineering student minoring in entrepreneurial leadership, given in honor of Director of Admissions Allan Clemow by Greg White, E78

There is much more we can accomplish together. Opportunities to impact the future of Tufts via campaign initiatives abound. School priorities span all areas of the academic and research mission. Specific opportunities include:

At the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a named endowed scholarship or internship fund for the Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP) students; Learn more about Fletcher priorities »

At the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, funding to expand the physical space of the school by building four new floors, and to renovate existing facilities to create a place conducive to creative interactions of people and ideas; Learn more about Dental School priorities »

At the School of Medicine, science faculty recruitment packages, including start-up funds, lab renovations and salary support for three to five years; Learn more about Medical School priorities »

At the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, endowment funds for assistant professors in areas such as epidemiology, nutrition science and nutrition communication; Learn more about the Friedman School priorities »

At the School of Engineering, increased financial aid that bolsters support for undergraduates, Ph.D. candidates, and interdisciplinary graduate fellowships; Learn more about School of Engineering priorities »

At the School of Arts and Sciences, enhancing graduate education by strengthening student support and financial aid; Learn more about the School of Arts and Sciences priorities »

At the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, funds to improve facilities, including a campus center and research facilities that can support highly respected research teams in infectious disease, wildlife medicine, and canine, feline, and equine health; Learn more about the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine priorities »

At Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, investments in faculty research to expand the Faculty Fellows program and civically engaged research from diverse disciplines. Learn more about Tisch College priorities »

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