Gifts to the Annual Funds

Gifts to the Annual Funds

Donors to the Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Annual Funds make gifts each fiscal year between July 1 and June 30. The Annual Funds are crucial to the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine because they support the University of Chicago’s most urgent needs.

Annual Fund contributions work collectively to sustain interdisciplinary programs, maintain cutting-edge teaching environments, and offer students competitive financial assistance. Every gift makes a difference. Gifts from alumni and friends help provide the funds required to train and educate future physicians, scientists, and educators.

The Division of the Biological Sciences fully covers the cost of students' tuition and fees, including health insurance, and pays for an annual stipend to help students pay for expenses.


92.8 percent of students at the Pritzker School of Medicine receive financial aid. 


Less than 10 percent of the income to the Division of the Biological Sciences, which includes the Pritzker School of Medicine, comes from tuition.

The Annual Funds provide the resources necessary to offer this competitive financial aid and scholarship support. Generous alumni help to ensure that the University of Chicago continues to compete for extraordinarily bright and diverse students, regardless of their financial standing.

Additionally, Annual Fund donors who make cumulative gifts of $1,000 and more during the fiscal year are recognized as members of the Alumni Leadership Society.

To make a gift to the Annual Funds, you may use any of the following methods.

  • Online, via our secure site.
  • By phone, using a credit card. Call the Medical Center Development Office at 888.303.0030.
  • Mail your check (made payable to the University of Chicago) or your credit card information (name, as it appears on the card; account number; and expiration date) to the Development Office at the address on the right.