If you are inspired by medical innovation and would like to open a fund at Southwestern Medical Foundation to support an initiative at UT Southwestern or another health care-related purpose, please contact Emily Davis. We offer a variety of fund types and will work with you to create one that will benefit what you are most passionate about. Most funds do not require a minimum amount to start. Please read below for more information to help guide your decision.

Current Purpose Funds

Current purpose funds are fully expended during a short period of time to have an immediate impact. Current purpose giving may also build legacy if put toward a long-term project. Donors can establish a current purpose fund to support any area of medical research, medical education and/or patient care, and name it in honor of any person or organization they choose — including themselves, a loved one, or a physician.

Endowed Funds

Endowed funds are invested and maintained in perpetuity and have a permanent impact. These funds earn investment income — such as dividends, interest and capital appreciation — and each year a percentage of the annual income is distributed to support the specific purpose designated by our donors. The remaining income is added to the endowment principal to help preserve the purchasing power of the endowment over time. In this way, endowment funds provide support for a designated purpose in perpetuity.

Endowed funds create a highly visible link between the honoree and the Foundation and serve as a lasting legacy to the namesake. Because endowments are permanent, successive generations of a donor’s family often maintain relationships with our mission and reap the rewards of deep relationship and purpose.

Donors can establish an endowment to support any area of medical research, medical education and patient care, and name it in honor of any person or organization they choose — including themselves, a loved one, or a physician.

ENDOWMENT FUNDING LEVELS
Scholarship – $25,000
General Endowment or Research Funds – $25,000
Lectureship – $25,000
Professorship – $100,000
Distinguished Professorship – $250,000
Chair – $500,000
Distinguished Chair – $1,000,000
Fellowship – $1,000,000
University Distinguished Chair – $2,000,000
Center – $10,000,000
Comprehensive Center – $25,000,000

If you would like to learn more about establishing a fund at Southwestern Medical Foundation, please call our team at 214-351-6143 or complete a Contact Us form.