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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
200 gifts for $15,000

A Cummings School tradition continues, and you are an important part of it. With Dean Alastair Cribb leading the way, our community has risen to the occasion and issued impactful challenges in honor of this important day. 

 

DEAN'S CHALLENGE

When we reach 200 gifts, Dean Cribb will generously support Cummings School with a gift of $15,000.

 

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT CHALLENGES

To highlight many elements of the important work happening across our campus, we also have a suite of cause-based challenges—listed on the sidebar and below. If you give to one of these challenges, your gift also counts toward the dean’s challenge—so it has double the impact!

  • Veterinary Medical Care Challenge 50 gifts secures $10,000 from grateful clients Martin and Linda Haspel and Rose and Darryl Sakach
  • Veterinary Student Aid Challenge 25 gifts secures $10,000 for financial aid from longtime supporter Edward Gerstein
  • Travis Fund for Needy Animals Challenge 20 gifts secures $10,000 from a generous V96 alumna
  • Tufts Wildlife Clinic Challenge 30 gifts secures $10,000 for the clinic from wildlife advocate and supporter Ellen Hand
  • Cummings School Community Wellness Challenge – 15 gifts secures $1,000 for the Cummings Support Center from proud alumna Dr. Lori Feldman, J91, V95

Your gift will help us secure a total of $56,000 this #TuftsGivingTuesday!

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Make your own gift on December 1 (before 11:59 EST)!
  • Access our social media toolkit  for logos and sample content.
  • Connect with friends who also care about animal health! Ask them to give, too!

 

$10,000
Trustees Bonus Challenge
Inspired by the community support, the Trustees are adding a bonus challenge!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Trustees Bonus Challenge 2
Can we get to 8500 gifts? The Trustees are asking us to try...
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Dean's Challenge for Cummings School
Like you, Dean Cribb knows that now, more than ever, initiatives that improve the health and well-being of animals, humans, and the environment we share are essential for our community and planet. And, he believes the progressive academic programs, high-quality clinical care services, and important research happening every day at Cummings School are key to building a brighter world. Your gift to any area helps secure his challenge gift!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Veterinary Medical Care Challenge
The human-animal bond has never been more important. Pets are family and, just like family, they deserve skilled and compassionate medical care. Foster Hospital clients Martin and Linda Haspel, joined by Rose and Darryl Sakach, value the care that Cummings School clinics provide all their patients. In memory of their beloved dogs, Ruairi and Freedom, they are sponsoring this challenge together to honor the veterinarians and staff who provided their beloved pets with the care they needed to thrive.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Veterinary Student Aid Challenge
Edward M. Gerstein believes in supporting a vibrant, diverse, and robust community of passionate students pursuing veterinary medicine. The need for financial support is even greater this year as a result of the pandemic. Your gift helps ensure that we can continue to support all students who wish to pursue a career in veterinary medicine (and helps unlock Ed’s challenge)!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Travis Fund for Needy Animals Challenge
Being able to provide the necessary medical care for your pet shouldn't feel financially insurmountable. The Travis Fund helps lower that barrier by providing monetary assistance for health care in our hospitals to aid pets-in-need. Your gift helps secure this generous challenge gift from a V96 alumna.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Tufts Wildlife Clinic Challenge
Last year, our Wildlife Clinic treated over 4,400 wild animals! These creatures come to us needing complex medical care and receive just that from clinicians committed to rehabilitating and returning them to the wild. Your gift is vital to continuing this important work. Longtime supporter Ellen Hand is challenging us to support essential care for wildlife. Join her!
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Cummings Community Wellness Challenge
Wellness among our patients is not the only priority on campus. During this exceptionally stressful time and in all times, the Cummings Support Center (CSC) creates a positive environment to nurture and sustain the overall well-being of our students. Community wellness is essential for both our animals and the people providing their care. Dr. Lori Feldman, J91, V95 is offering this challenge for the first time ever—join her and make a gift to the CSC!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World 9
This is the last challenge of the day: Paul (A87) and Jennifer Walsh (A24P) are providing this final incentive to continue the support of our amazing students and faculty. Give before the day is done!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World 8
Jon Levy (E83) believes that supporting students, professors and the Tufts community today will ensure a brighter world tomorrow. We know you believe that, too. Make a gift and secure his challenge now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Building a Brighter World 7
We have completed six challenges so far with only a few to go--wow! Hannah Targoff Saujet (J98) & Thomas Saujet (A96) recognize how important this Tufts tradition is for today's students. Make a gift to your favorite cause at Tufts and secure their challenge gift!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World 6
500 gifts is all it takes to secure this challenge. Won't you join our challenge donors, and Jumbo couple, Stephanie and Matt Leeds (A05) and help us build a brighter world today?
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Building a Brighter World 5
George Mussalli (A95) knows that everyone can shine a light on #TuftsGivingTuesday. Join him, make a gift, and help secure his Building a Brighter World challenge.
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World 4
Mark Pollak (A75, A16P, A19P) & Janet Meyers (A16P, A19P) believe that together we can build a brighter world by supporting today's students and faculty. Accept their challenge and give now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World 3
The light is shining on this #TuftsGivingTuesday already. Join a Class of 1990 alumnus as he challenges us to go even further!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Building a Brighter World 2
Together we are building a community of activists and artists, doctors and scientists, leaders and innovators. Ken Rosh (A85, A19P, A21P) and Merideth Schlesinger (A19P, A21P) are challenging us to join them in supporting our community--a gift to anywhere at Tufts counts!
1,250 / 1,250 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World 1
Let's start this day off with a spark! Deborah and Neil Bienstock (E23P) are challenging the entire Tufts community to join them in building a brighter world, one gift at a time. Join them!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
International Community Challenge
Wherever you live, you can help build a brighter world. Kristy Endo, A05, appreciates the connectivity of the Tufts community and is challenging those living outside the US to make a difference for today's students. Join her, make a gift and secure her challenge!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
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