Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds
Please consider supporting the GSBS after Hurricane Harvey’s impact by donating funds at our parent institutions, MD Anderson and UTHealth. You can indicate “For GSBS” in the comments or special instructions section of the donation forms. Thank you for your support. #WeAreGSBS
Making a Difference…Giving News
Russell and Diana Hawkins Family Foundation Discovery Fellowship in Neurodegenerative Disease
These fellowships are funded through a generous gift of $260,000 gift over five years from Russell and Diana Hawkins, the largest individual benefactors to GSBS, to date. The Hawkins’ Discovery Fellowships support biomarker research for its first emerging area. Research by Hawkins Discovery Fellows generates new data and breakthroughs that better position the teams’ research to be highly competitive for significant new National Institutes of Health and other extramural funding.
Giving to GSBS
The students whose lives you touch with your help are the very students charged with the quest to find solutions to our most critical health concerns.
While over 70 GSBS student award winners annually receive monetary award recognition, there 450 other exemplary students in a vast number of biomedical sciences areas whose work is waiting to be awarded WHEN FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE. WE COUNT ON YOU!
To play a part in increasing this support you may help in several ways:
Individual giving may be designated to support a student or professor in a particular area of research or health concern.
A named endowed scholarship (named for yourself, favorite family member, or scientist, for example) may be created with as little as $25,000; a fellowship for $50,000; a Legacy Award $100,000 and a Discovery Fellowship team through a four-year current use commitment of $336,000 or a $1,872,000 endowment.
To fund an endowed professorship, for instance, it takes $100,000--but this and the other gifts may be paid over a five-year period. A distinguished professorship is named with a $250,000 endowment and approved by the Texas Board of Regents, and a chair or university chair may be established for $500,000 or $1,000,000 respectively.
The new Synergy Fellowship focuses on research progress for a specific disease. A fellowship is $42,000, and to endow a fellowship in full is $936,000.
The Deans' Fall Letter or Spring Campaign are annual giving opportunities. Much of this support is used to recruit top undergraduates to the GSBS. Let us know if you want to be put on the list to receive this letter.
All gifts at any scale and to any category will be acknowledged, are tax deductible, may be accomplished through an estate or will, may be matched by a corporation to enhance the value of your gift, may be used for memorial gifts to honor a favorite faculty, family member or friend with a notice sent to inform the family of the honor (not the amount) of your gift.
Consider a charitable gift annuity to increase your retirement earnings! What better way than by a gift to support, encourage and reward students who will become the scientists of tomorrow – our knowledge generators of the future.
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