Imagine a World

Can you imagine a world where health is assumed and illness is the exception? Where kids can be spared from hereditary diseases before they’re born? Where no disease is a death sentence? Where doctors have the privilege of focusing on wellness, and medicine is all about enriching the quality of life?

At Harvard Medical School, we are working to make this world a reality. Medical breakthroughs in the next 50 years will dwarf those of the last 1,000. Our mission is to lead the way in this new era of possibility.

We cannot think of any more audacious or worthy goal than to transform the future of human health and well-being.

Join us. Your partnership and passion are critical to our progress.

Harvard Medical School has set up two critical funds related to the coronavirus pandemic:

  • The COVID-19 Response and Research Fund enables us to convene clinicians and scientists to address the immediate challenges of the current global pandemic and to create a rapid-response system to deal with future outbreaks. This collaborative approach focuses on six key areas: epidemiology, diagnostics, pathogenesis, clinical disease management, treatment, and vaccines.
  • The Student Emergency Aid Fund provides temporary, need-based financial assistance to MD students who are struggling with unanticipated situations and stressors while trying to manage demanding academic requirements. Funds may be granted to cover temporary housing, meals, and other essential needs; travel costs associated with a personal or family emergency; unforeseen or unusually high medical expenses; and unexpected financial aid needs.

To make a gift, please visit our secure online gift form and then select the fund name from the dropdown menu.

A gift of any size to these or other School priorities will uplift our community and advance HMS’s mission of education, research, and service during this challenging time.

Make an Outright Gift

Outright gifts are a donation of cash or other assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, retirement plan assets, and/or personal property.

  • Visit our secure online gift form »
  • Make a check payable to Harvard Medical School and mail to:
    Harvard Medical School
    Alumni Affairs and Development
    P.O. Box 419720
    Boston, MA 02241-9720
    Please include a note with your full name, address, and phone number
  • Call 617-384-8500

New Charitable Gift Tax Deductions

The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed in March includes two provisions that provide tax incentives for 2020:

  1. Donors who do not itemize deductions on their taxes can now deduct up to $300 in cash gifts. 
  2. Donors of cash gifts can now deduct up to 100 percent of their adjusted gross income (does not apply to gifts contributed to donor-advised funds).



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