The REU has been highly effective in obtaining grants from the National Institutes of Heath (“NIH”) for its cutting edge research. Such successful competition for this peer reviewed source of funding is an excellent marker of the cutting edge nature of our work. However, complete reliance on government support is both dangerous and limiting–dangerous because renewal of this funding is unpredictable, especially given the ever-changing political climate surrounding reproductive health, and limiting because it does not permit us to undertake the most speculative types of research which are often those with the highest impact. The generosity of private donors is therefore key to the future of many of the REU’s most innovative programs that benefit women and men worldwide.
For many years, the philanthropy of grateful patients and other friends of the REU has made it possible for us to sustain our cutting edge leadership in patient care, in finding new cures, in modifying clinical practices, and in training the next generation of researchers, clinicians, and teachers. Without private support, many of these programs would not have been possible in the past and cannot continue.
Supporting the REU is easy.
In the past, individuals have given anonymous unrestricted donations, and both individuals and families have established named funds to support specific research initiatives or to underwrite teaching fellowships. Funds named in honor of family members or a trusted REU physician may also be established for unrestricted purposes, allowing the REU to direct the funds where they are most needed at any given time.
For more information about supporting the Reproductive Endocrine Unit, contact Jocelyn Hoey, Director of Development at (617) 716-1305 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your gift to:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Reproductive Endocrine Unit Support
100 Cambridge Street, Ste. 1310
Boston, MA 02114
Mass General is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our non-profit tax ID is 04-1564655.