Institutional Advancement

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The Division of Institutional Advancement provides a “window” for others to view Meharry’s mission, contributions, attributes, and goals. In short, the Division cultivates new relationships and strengthens existing relationships, inviting them to ultimately partake of the Meharry experience.

 

They accomplish this through the hard work and support of five departments:

  • Development
  • Donor Relations and Prospect Research
  • Gift Management Services
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations

 

Their efforts yield greater awareness of Meharry’s mission, contributions, attributes, and goals; foster supportive relationships; and generate private gifts and grants. These departments also work closely with the Meharry National Alumni Association, Inc.

 

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The primary function of the Office of Development is to execute a comprehensive alumni and friends fundraising program that secures gifts for operational and special needs of the College.

 

With planned giving, you can continue your support and make a lasting impact on Meharry, our graduates, and the communities we serve. For more information about planned giving, contact Ruth Johnson, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at 615.327.6045.

Stewardship and Recognition

Meharry Medical College seeks a transparent relationship with all supporters; this includes handling generous gifts responsibly and satisfying all requirements for disclosure.

 

Unrestricted gifts are directed to our annual giving program known as the Vision Fund. Sixty percent (60%) of all unrestricted funds directly impact students on their academic journey. It is this sort of fiscal responsibility that has led to many generous, long-term donor relationships. These relationships are recognized in three recognition societies:

 

Guardians of Our Legacy
Recognizes alumni whose cumulative gifts total $100,000+.

 

Circle of Friends
Recognizes donors at varied giving tiers ranging from $1,000–$100,000. Click here for more information.

 

West Society
Recognizes planned gift commitments. Click here for more information.

Contact

Meharry Medical College
Office of Development
S. S. Kresge Learning Resources Center, Suite 636
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599
Phone: 1.800.MEHARRY (634.2779) or 615.327.6724

Staff

Linda R. Witt

Senior Associate Vice President,
Development
615.327.6396
lwitt@mmc.edu

Gloria D. Sanders

Senior Development Officer,
Major Gifts
615.327.6512
gsanders@mmc.edu

Cameron Webster

Senior Development Officer,
Alumni Giving
615.963.3187
cwebster@mmc.edu

Michelle Viera

Associate Vice President,
Alumni Engagement
615.327.6045
mviera@mmc.edu

The Office of Donor Relations and Prospect Research provides the following functions:

  • Enhances understanding of the funding priorities and provides strategic advice to our fundraising staff
  • Identifies, evaluates, and provides relevant information about potential donors to the institution
  • Facilitates appreciation and recognition of donors who have affirmed their financial commitment to the college
  • Assures donors that their gifts will be used as they intended, and to do so in a way that motivates them to give more
  • Maintains a donor-centered philosophy through our relationship management process
  • Upholds high ethical standards of our profession and comply with all privacy legislation.

 

Our office also coordinates a breakfast each fall, held at Convocation, honoring donors and scholarship recipients.

Mailing Address

Office of Donor Relations & Prospect Research
Meharry Medical College
S. S. Kresge Learning Resources Center, Suite 604
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599

Staff

Enola P. Walton

Executive Director,
Donor Relations & Prospect Management
615.327.6790
ewalton@mmc.edu

Theresa G. Miller

Senior Prospect Analyst
615.327.6097
tmiller@mmc.edu

Wendy L. Nadeau

Director of Annual Giving
615.327.6831
wnadeau@mmc.edu

The Office of Gift Management Services is responsible for donor gift records processing; database management; and accounting/reporting services for the Division of Institutional Advancement.

Make checks payable to Meharry Medical College and send to:

Gift Management Services
Meharry Medical College
Division of Institutional Advancement
S. S. Kresge Learning Resources Center, Suite 630
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599

Staff

Joyia Walker

Director, Gift Management Services
615.327. 6854
jwalker@mmc.edu

Tynisha McClain-Whittaker

Administrative Assistant
615.327.6272
tmcclain@mmc.edu

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations works with faculty and staff to facilitate relationships between Meharry Medical College and corporations, foundations, and organizations to identify common interests that promote philanthropic investments and gifts. The Department also helps faculty and staff ensure timely and accurate stewardship reporting for private funding investments and gifts. Please contact our office directly for more information about corporate sponsorships.

Contact

Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Meharry Medical College
Division of Institutional Advancement
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center, Suite 646
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3599
Phone: 615.327.6203/6657

Staff

Rodney T. Cohen

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
(615) 327-6203
rcohen@mmc.edu

Alumni Ambassadors from 2014

It is our time: Think about the legacy you would like
to leave for Meharry Medical College!

The Meharry Alumni Ambassadors are alumni that volunteer their time and energy solely for the purpose of contributing and generating donations to Meharry Medical College. As advocates, we will continue to promote the College by increasing awareness of its mission, achievements, challenges and goals and the positive impact that Meharry continues to have in sustaining and improving the nation’s health care system.

 

We have the opportunity to have a profound impact on Meharry and the deserving students following in our footsteps. Any alumnus is welcome to join us in this effort. The criteria for affiliation is a minimum annual contribution of $1,000 to the College and the commitment to encourage at least five other alumni and/or friends to join us in this noble cause.

 

Through the Meharry Alumni Ambassadors Program, it is our quest to engage and cultivate relationships with alumni and friends to generate gifts for our beloved alma mater.

 

If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Ambassador, please contact:

Ms. Gloria D. Sanders

Meharry Alumni Ambassadors Liaison
Phone:615.327.6512
Email: gsanders@mmc.edu

Gretchen H. Campbell, M.D.

National Chairperson
Meharry Alumni Ambassadors
Phone: 615.479.2834
Email: dr.ghcampbell@gmail.com

Conventions

Leadership

Patrick Johnson

Senior Vice President,
Institutional Advancement
615.327.6061
pjohnson@mmc.edu

Linda R. Witt

Senior Associate Vice President,
Development
615.327.6396
lwitt@mmc.edu

Enola P. Walton

Executive Director,
Donor Relations & Prospect Management
615.327.6790
ewalton@mmc.edu

Contact Institutional Advancement

Location

Division of Institutional Advancement
S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center, 6th Floor
Albion Street across from Metro General Hospital

Mailing Address

1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Phone: 615.327.6723
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