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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

250 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 250 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 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 Student Aid Challenge 50 gifts secures $10,000 for financial aid from longtime supporter Margaret Lucey
  • Veterinary Medical Care Challenge 50 gifts secures $10,000 from grateful clients Martin and Linda Haspel
  • Tufts Wildlife Clinic Challenge 50 gifts secures $10,000 for the clinic from wildlife advocate and supporter Ellen Hand
  • Travis Fund for Needy Animals Challenge 50 gifts secures $10,000 from a generous V96 alumna
  • Cummings School Community Wellness Challenge – 25 gifts secures $5,000 for the Cummings Support Center from proud alumna Hilary Wheeler, V98 and Martin Donohoe

Your gift will help us secure a total of $60,000 this #TuftsGivingTuesday!

HOW TO HELP

 Get ready for the big day in any (or all) of the following ways:

  • Follow Cummings School on social media. Get a glimpse of our research and see the impact our gifts make. Share the posts across your channels!
  • Connect with your network--fellow alumni, faculty or animal-lovers. Ask them to join you in giving on 11/30.
  • Use our social media toolkit to access logos, sample posts and more.

Together we can help build something that will last far beyond today.

Interested in making a gift early via your donor advised fund, family foundation, stock or wire transfer?  Fill out this form and initiate your gift. We'll make sure it gets counted in our #TuftsGivingTuesday totals!

 


Thank you Cummings School community!
2 days ago

Thank you!  

 In these times when we can still feel so far apart, you helped bring our global community together on #TuftsGivingTuesday. We celebrated and supported our students and faculty, who are leading the way as scientists and scholars, citizens and changemakers, health leaders and innovators. We demonstrated that together we really can build a brighter world. 

Thanks again; all the best for the holidays and into the new year.  

--Your #TuftsGivingTuesday Team 

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$15,000
Dean's Challenge for Cummings School
Initiatives that improve the health and well-being of animals, humans, and the environment we share are essential for our community and planet. Like you, Dean Cribb is passionate about this and he believes the progressive academic programs, high-quality clinical care services, and important research happening every day at Cummings School – with a renewed commitment to student aid for underrepresented groups in veterinary medicine – are key to building a brighter world. Your gift to any area helps secure his challenge gift!
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Veterinary Student Aid Challenge
Margaret Lucey understands first hand the importance of supporting a vibrant, diverse, and robust community of passionate students pursuing veterinary medicine. The need for financial support at Cummings School remains high, and Dean Cribb has responded with a goal of doubling financial aid for our students in the next five years. Your gift makes progress toward this important endeavor and secures Margaret's challenge in memory of her beloved late dogs, Sam and Mozart.
50 / 50 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 value the care that Cummings School clinics provide all their patients. They are sponsoring this challenge to honor the veterinarians and staff who provided their cherished pets with the care they needed to thrive.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Tufts Wildlife Clinic Challenge
Every year our Wildlife Clinic treats over 4,000 wild animals! They 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!
50 / 50 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.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 1
We can't make this the brightest #TuftsGivingTuesday ever--without you! Hannah Targoff Saujet (J98) & Thomas Saujet (A96) are starting us off with our first challenge of the day. Join them and help secure $10K!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 2
One down, eleven more to go: Kenneth Rosh (A85, A19P, A21P) & Merideth Schlesinger Rosh (A19P, A21P) want us to keep the early momentum going. Your gift gets us closer to securing another $10,000 challenge gift!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 3
Meryl & Michael Chae (J91 & A89) value so many aspects of their Tufts education. Today you can give to what you value at Tufts. Together we can support today's students and help build a brighter world.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 4
3,000 gifts have been made to support students and programs across our campuses! George Mussalli (A95) is challenging us to get to 3,500. Your choice. Your gift. Your impact. We got this!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 5
Greg and Danae Webster (A22P, A25P) know that everyone can shine a light on #TuftsGivingTuesday. Join them and make a gift; help secure their Building a Brighter World challenge.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 6
500 more gifts will propel us to challenge seven. 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
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 7
Six challenges down, six to go. Catherine & Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff (A22P) are challenging us to keep the momentum going--you can make a difference in the lives of today's students. Join Catherine & Andrew and give right now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 8
Ken Chow (A91) knows that each and every one of us can make a difference in the lives of today's students, in the research and learning that can occur on our campuses. That is why he is sponsoring this challenge. Your gift will help us secure his gift.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 9
We have completed 8 challenges already--thousands of dollars have been given in support of financial aid, student activities and athletics, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, faculty research...the list goes on and on. You can help grow that list and secure class of 1985 alum Jack Chitayat's challenge by giving right now!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Building a Brighter World Challenge 10
We've reached double digits: this is our tenth university-wide challenge of the day! When we complete this challenge we will have secured 8,500 gifts--matching last year's numbers. Eric White (A91) is here to encourage us to join him in building a brighter world.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
International Community Challenge
This really is a global tradition and the ongoing support from our international community proves it. This year, Rulan & Haresh Melwani (A23P, A25P) are challenging members of the Tufts community living outside the U.S. to join them by making a gift and helping build a brighter world.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
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