Gifts to the Annual Fund
MAA Annual Fund
Gifts from alumni to the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) Annual Fund allow the School of Medicine to maintain its high standards and to continue attracting the most talented medical students, regardless of their financial needs.
Why Give to the MAA Annual Fund?
The fund's primary role is to preserve the school's mission of excellence in medical education. The fund provides unrestricted funding for student loans and scholarship support, library acquisitions, faculty support, and the maintenance and expansion of educational programs and facilities.
Gifts to the MAA Annual Fund support:
- Medical education, including scholarships and financial assistance-8 percent of the fund is set aside as part of an endowed scholarship that provides substantial support to one member of each current medical school class
- Exceptional physician educators
- Leading-edge technological enhancements for teaching and learning
- An innovative curriculum
Our MAA Scholars
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Amber Carrier, MD Class of 2016
PhD in biology and evolutionary medicine, University of Louisville
Spent a semester in Washington, D.C., as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Graduate Policy Fellow at the National Academies.
"The development and growth of aspiring physicians is dependent on the generous people who have supported our endeavors. I am incredibly grateful for the faith you place in all of us and in the School of Medicine."
Michael Anderson, MD Class of 2017
B.S. in Biology, UNC Chapel Hill, and M.S. in medical science, University of South Florida
Did clinical research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center while applying to medical school.
"Medical school has been a dream turned reality for me, although it has been a dream with a rather large financial burden. It is your generosity that has helped make school affordable for me and that has helped alleviate financial stress."
Dillon Magalski, MD Class of 2018
B.S. in Biochemistry, John Carroll University
Served as the Class of 2018's Student Government Association class vice-president and volunteered at the DEAC Clinic, the School of Medicine's student-run free clinic.
"My scholarship through the Medical Alumni Association is allowing me to carry out my dream in life. . . . I cannot wait for the day when I can give back to Wake Forest School of Medicine and help other young aspiring physicians like all of you have done for me."
Margarita Peterson, MD Class of 2019
B.S. in Biology and Psychology, Southern Methodist University
Was born in Uzbekistan and migrated to Russia before coming to Texas at the age of 15, and looks forward to her Service Learning project at The Children's Home in Winston-Salem.
"The Medical Alumni Association Scholarship is the reason I am here today at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, surrounded by a supportive and caring community with many opportunities to get started on my goal of helping others."
Consistent support from alumni is vital to keep the School of Medicine among the nation's best and to continue its tradition of producing remarkable physicians who practice medicine with skill and compassion.
If you would like to contribute to the MAA Annual Fund, donate online today or call 800-899-7128.