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Recognizing the Generosity of Alumni and Friends

Each year alumni, grateful patients, faculty, staff and friends share their financial resources by contributing to the University of Missouri School of Medicine and University of Missouri Health Care. These benefactors often designate their gifts for specific uses, including scholarships, research, program support and patient care. However, many gifts are unrestricted and can be directed to the areas of greatest need.

Dr. Andrew W. McAlester
Andrew W. McAlester, MD

Dr. Andrew McAlester symbolizes the vision and energy that have shaped medicine at the University of Missouri into a model for academic health centers. A major force in establishing the first public medical school west of the Mississippi River, Dr. McAlester is appropriately honored as the "father" of MU's School of Medicine. During his tenure as the school's dean from 1883 to 1909, he set a standard for commitment and excellence that continues to inspire the generations of students, clinicians and scientists who walk in his footsteps.
Whatever the purpose or size, each gift has a direct impact on the quality of medical education, research and patient care at the University of Missouri Health.

Recognizing the importance of private support

Established in 1988 by the Medical School Foundation, the McAlester Society recognizes alumni and friends who hold a close, long-term interest in medical education, research and care at the University of Missouri. Regardless of how contributions are designated, the McAlester Society acknowledges its donors for the important role they play in the future of MU's academic health center.

Sustaining memberships

These memberships recognize those who have contributed a significant amount over a period of time through gifts, pledges* or deferred gifts**.

Sustaining membership levels:

  • Member $25,000
  • Fellow $50,000
  • Distinguished Fellow $100,000
  • Very Distinguished Fellow $250,000
  • Diplomat $500,000
  • Ambassador $1 million

Sustaining members of the McAlester Society also qualify for membership in the Jefferson Club, the University of Missouri's premier donor recognition society.

*Pledges to achieve sustaining membership levels must be made within a specified period.
** Membership levels for planned gifts are twice the level of amounts listed above.

To learn more about the McAlester Society, please contact Dale Powers at
(573) 884-1190.

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