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Primary Rush Medical College Funds

Below are the primary funds that support Rush Medical College. Use our online giving form to make a gift to any of these funds. A gift to the Rush Medical College Alumni fund allows alumni to honor their training at Rush and enhance the current student experience. A gift of $1,000 or more to the Rush Medical College Alumni fund qualifies for membership in the Benjamin Rush Society (BRS). Learn more about BRS here.

RMC Alumni Fund


What does my gift to the Rush Medical College Alumni Fund support?

The RMCAA Fund supports alumni and student events and programs, including:

  • Alumni publications, such as RushMD
  • Support the Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship Program each year, and sponsored 15 students in 2014
  • Alumni events, such as Reunion
  • Student activities, such as the annual Commencement Banquet, final exams coffee meet and greet and white coats for all first year students

Henry P. Russe, MD, Student Assistance Fund

Contributions to the Russe Fund are distributed directly to students to assist them in defraying the costs of their medical education.

RMC Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund

Contributions to Rush’s endowment are held in perpetuity. Rush invests the initial gift and spends only a portion of the average annual investment return. The remaining income is reinvested with the principal as protection against the eroding effects of inflation. A gift to the RMC Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund not only supports students today, it also allows the donor to support future Rush students.

Endowed Named Scholarships

Establishing a named endowed scholarship is an excellent way to honor a family member, a beloved teacher or yourself. Endowed scholarships are established at $50,000. View a list of Endowed Scholarships that support RMC. For more information about establishing your own fund, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (312) 942-7199.


View a full list of funds that support Rush Medical College. 

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