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Office of Gift Development

Dean’s Council

The Dean’s Council celebrates donors who make annual leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to Indiana University School of Medicine. It includes alumni, faculty, community members and other friends who share the common goals of preparing healers and transforming health. Each Dean’s Council participant decides what a gift supports: cancer research, medical student scholarships, global health work in Kenya, or any other program or area of the school that is personally significant.

Participation in the Dean’s Council is one way for the School of Medicine to recognize donor generosity, keep donors updated about the impact of giving, and ensure donors have the opportunity to meet the physicians, researchers, and students whose work a specific gift supports.

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Giving Levels

All Dean’s Council participants are acknowledged in a specific giving circle, each with its own unique opportunities to engage with the school. Inclusion in a giving circle is based on all gifts, pledge payments and matching gifts received in a calendar year. Couples are recognized jointly for their total household giving. Dean’s Council giving circles and types of recognition include:
  • Cornerstone Circle: $1,000-$2,499
    Invitation to annual Gathering of Friends event
    IU Medicine newsletter
    Birthday and holiday greeting from Dean Jay Hess
  • Loyalty Circle: $2,500-$4,999
    Same as Cornerstone Circle plus:
    Annual updates about area(s) of interest at the school
    Invitation to Loyalty Circle event hosted by Dean Jay Hess
    IU School of Medicine appreciation gift
  • Ambassador Circle: $5,000-$9,999
    Same as Loyalty Circle plus:
    Invitation to IU School of Medicine VIP party hosted by Dean Jay Hess
    Personal, guided tour of an IU School of Medicine lab, educational facility, or campus
  • Leadership Circle: $10,000-$24,999
    Same as Ambassador Circle plus:
    Invitation to exclusive luncheon with a faculty member and a select group of other supporters
  • Visionary Circle: $25,000-$99,999
    Same as Leadership Circle plus:
    Invitation to private dinner with IU School of Medicine chairman or other executive
  • Legacy Circle: $100,000 or more
    Same as Visionary Circle plus:
    Announcement of gift on school website, if desired
    Invitation to private lunch or dinner with Dean Jay Hess