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WINTER2015COMMUNIQU1WINTER2015COMMUNMUNIQUIQU1MSUCOMSCAPITALCAMPAIGNGOALSAstheagshipcollegeofosteopathicmedicineMSUCOMhasearnedareputationforexcellenceineducationresearchinternationaloutreachandservicealldrivenbyinnovationanddedication.Tomaintainourleadershiproleandtopositionourselvestoeducateevenmoreprimarycarephysiciansweareembarkingonacampaignforabrighterfuture.GOAL21MILLIONAnEngineofOPPORTUNITYOneofthereasonsthatAmericahasashortageofprimarycarephysiciansisstudentdebt.Theamountofstudentdebtinthiscountrynowexceedsthetotalamountownedoncreditcards.Fouryearsofmedicalschoolcanadduptomorethan200000instudentloansontopofexistingundergraduateloans.Weneedscholarshipstosupportourstudentssothatwecanproduceosteopathicphysicianswhoarepreparedtocompletemedicalschoolwhowillunderstandandfacethechallengesofmodernmedicineandwhowillentertheprofessionwithoutbeingoverwhelminglyburdenedbydebt.Greaterscholarshipfundingwillenableustomeetthischallenge.Itsimperativethatwesupportendowedscholarships.Endowmentsarekeythesefundsprovideareliablecontinuingsourceofrevenuethatwecancountoninperpetuity.GOAL8MILLIONAForceforCREATIVITYDISCOVERYANDTEACHINGMSUCOMistheleadinginstitutioninosteopathicmedicinebutwestillhavetocompetewithotherschoolstoattractandretainthetopfacultymemberswhowillbeoutstandinginstructorspractitionersandresearchers.Conductingcutting-edgeresearchrequiresnotonlythebestandbrightestmindsbutalsothemostcurrenttechnologyexcellentfacilitiesandasolidresearchteam.ForexampleestablishingoneendowedacademicchairwillenableMSUCOMtoprovideanoutstandingfacultymemberwiththeresourcesthatheorshewillneedtodaytomakethemedicaldiscoveriesthatwillchangetheworldtomorrow.MSUCOMleadershiphasastrongrecordofwisestewardshipforitsresources.Generalprogramendowmentsareimportantandhelpcontributetoitseconomicstability.TheyenablethecollegetoprovidefundingwhenopportunitiesorchallengesarisehelpkeepMSUCOMstechnologycurrentsupportresearchersinpursuingnewideasandinitiativesandgivingfacultythechancetobuildontheirreputationsandtheuniversitysbypresentingatprestigiousconferencesandinteractingwiththeirpeers.GOAL8MILLIONBuildingaVIBRANTCOMMUNITYMSUCOMwasthenationssixthosteopathicmedicalschoolanditbecamethemodelforsubsequentosteopathicmedicalschoolsandassumedaleadershippositionamongthe24thathavefollowed.ThisaccomplishmentisallthemoreremarkablegiventhatourEastLansingsiteishousedina50-year-oldconverteddormitory.Everyoneoftheotherschoolsofosteopathicmedicineishousedinanewermoretechnologicallyadvancedfacility.MSUCOMisaleaderinitseldanditsfacilitiesshouldreectthatleadershipandcommitmenttothefuture.Planningeffortswillenableleaderstobeginlayingthegroundworkforabuildingthatwillhelpthecollegemaintainitsteachingandoutreachedgeintothefuture.DuringthiscampaignweareseekingsupportforplanningforanewbuildingontheMSUcampus.GOAL5MILLIONbit.lyEmpowerMSUCOMMAKEAGIFT