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.
How Your Contributions Are Used
The MAA Annual Fund provides medical students with scholarships and financial assistance and helps the School of Medicine provide:
- Upgraded technology, such as simulation equipment
- Resources for student study and board exam preparation
- Funding for collaborative projects among faculty members
- Basic supplies such as blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes and IV bags
Scholarships provided through the MAA Annual Fund give the school a competitive edge in attracting the most promising medical students.
Our MAA Scholars
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."
Perez Rodriguez, MD Class of 2020
in Child Studies, Vanderbilt University, and B.S.
in Psychology, University of Miami
in the Child Studies master’s program at Vanderbilt University, she took on a
subsequent research position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There she
was able to explore the behavioral and societal dimensions of health,
particularly in how they manifest in pediatric settings.
a child, I was bright and curious and full of dreams—dreams that matured into
the desire to pursue a career in medicine … Medical school was both a
thrilling and natural next step for me, and I was filled with joy when I was
accepted, but the fear of being unable to afford it was with me for many
months, until the generosity of the Medical Alumni Association was revealed to
me. It has made my dreams a tangible reality.”
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.