Alumni Leadership Society

Alumni Leadership Society

Every year alumni, faculty, and friends invest in the forefront of science and medicine through gifts to the Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Annual Funds. These funds support research and education, advancing the future of medical and scientific discovery. Donors to the Annual Funds promote unique educational experiences for our students—experiences characterized by a passionate commitment to rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary effort. These donors are recognized with membership to the Alumni Leadership Society.

In gratitude to alumni and friends who join the Alumni Leadership Society, we are proud to offer these levels of membership:

Eleanor Humphreys Level

Gifts of $1,000-$2,499
This level commemorates the historic work of Dr. Humphreys, MD'31. The first director of the University's Surgical Pathology Laboratory, her contributions to science—and her remarkable rapport with students and residents—were an immense gift to society. 

Helen Culver Level

Gifts of $2,500-$4,999
This level recognizes Miss Culver, whose philanthropy helped build the University of Chicago’s first four laboratories on the quadrangle, and provided for the instruction of research scientists and medical students. 

Charles B. Huggins Level

Gifts of $5,000-$9,999
This level honors the legacy of Dr. Huggins, one of the University’s original faculty members when the medical school was founded in 1927. During his 60 years at the University he established a renowned cancer research laboratory, trained and inspired numerous prominent medical scientists, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering a new principle for the treatment of advanced cancer. 

Leon O. Jacobson Level

Gifts of $10,000 or above
This level recalls the work of Dr. Jacobson, who was an outstanding leader of the Division of the Biological Sciences. Dr. Jacobson administered the first successful cancer chemotherapy and helped pioneer the study of bone marrow transplant. He served as dean of the Division from 1966 to 1975 and believed in giving students the opportunity to “go as far as they could go.”