Medical Alumni Association

Types of Giving

Annual Giving

Annual Giving is the cornerstone of philanthropic support for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Alumni Association. The School’s most generous and loyal annual fund donors are honored with membership into the Chancellor’s Circle and the Babcock Society.

Donors often choose to support individual class scholarships or established scholarships that honor revered faculty and alumni.

The most commonly supported Annual Fund priorities are: 

  • The Student Resource Fund is an unrestricted, current-use fund that allows for the direct use of funds for student travel, programming and need.
  • The Pitt Medicine Class Scholarship Funds are endowed funds created to honor individual classes. Students are awarded scholarship aid from these funds each year and are asked to provide updates about their progress to class leadership. Find out if your class has a fund by calling Ashley Knoch at 412-648-9059
  • The Pitt Medical Scholarship Fund enables alumni and friends of Pitt Med to pool their annual gifts in support of an endowed scholarship that provides financial aid for a worthy medical student.

Reunion Giving

During their reunions, which are celebrated every five years following graduation, alumni are asked to honor their medical school experiences with an extra degree of generosity, and come together to support a reunion class giving effort in recognition of their class’s milestone. Reunion classes are led by a committee of volunteers who work to encourage their class to meet both dollar and donor participation goals. Giving to any Pitt Medicine priority by a reunion class member will count toward class totals. During a reunion year, the full amount of a 5-year commitment that will take alumni through their next reunion may be counted toward a class’s giving totals. Medical Alumni weekend welcomes all alumni back to campus to join the festivities and celebrate. If you would like to get involved with your reunion committee, please contact Dana Kaasik at or by phone at 412-648-9090.

Leadership Giving

Pitt Medicine has flourished thanks in part to the visionary generosity of its alumni and friends who have provided the School with restricted support for critical capital projects or endowments. Donors who are interested in directing their gift toward a specific purpose that matches their philanthropic priorities with the needs and priorities of the School should contact Jennifer Gabler, Executive Medical Development & Alumni Relations at or call at 412-647-3792