Giving to the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

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A gift is not a gift until it is shared. A life is only truly lived when it is shared with others.

Annual funds support student scholarships, updates and enhancements to facilities and technology, and innovative programming to enhance today’s student experience.

Participation from our community of friends and alumni is vital to provide unrestricted funding for the Annual Giving Fund. Support has helped drive the state-of-the-art renovations, increase student retention and has provided much needed scholarship support. Gifts to the Annual Giving Fund also allows the school to address current and critical needs to remain one of the profession’s leading institutions.

The opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students to use this important support is a direct result of the generosity of alumni and friends who are committed to keeping the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies leading edge of health care.

The James W. McLamore Society

James W. McLamore’s name is synonymous with philanthropy and service. His incredible commitment helped to transform the University of Miami. Alumni and parents of the University honor the legacy of James W. McLamore by making leadership annual contributions that touch every area of the University.

Replacing the President’s Circle, alumni and parents become members of the James W. McLamore Society by making leadership annual gifts of $1,000 or more, to anywhere within the University, renewed each fiscal year. These resources fund many initiatives including student scholarships, attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, expanding innovative academic programs, delivering groundbreaking research and health care, maintaining and growing our exceptional facilities, and solidifying our reputation as a force in collegiate athletics as well as the performing and visual arts.

Members of the James W. McLamore Society are greatly appreciated and recognized throughout the year for their support. Benefits include invitations to exclusive University receptions and events, access to community and business leaders, a personal liaison to the University, and an annual thank–you gift. Donors may join the McLamore Society at the following levels:

Philanthropist $25,000+
Benefactors $10,000 to $24,999
Partners $5,000 to $9,999
Friends $2,500 to $4,999
Associates $1,000 to $2,499

For more information about the James W. McLamore Society, please contact:

Scott Siegel, A.B. ’85, M.A.L.S. ’97
Senior Development Director, Annual Giving

“Honoring the Past. Sustaining the Future”

The impact of your annual gift is powerful. Collectively, annual gifts influence the University’s ability to meet new opportunities and emerging needs while also honoring the timeless tradition of giving to the U. The newly established Loyalty Society recognizes committed alumni donors whose annual gifts serve as the foundation for the University of Miami’s growth. Gifts of any amount, to any area of the University, given for two or more consecutive fiscal years count toward Loyalty Society participation. Alumni donors will qualify for membership upon their second consecutive year of making a gift every fiscal year. (May 31-June 1)

Honoring Your Impact

Announcing the 2013 Loyalty Society Honor Roll of Donors. Over 9,200 alumni listed in this honor roll contributed to the University each of the last two fiscal years: June 1, 2011-May 31, 2012 and June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013. Are you a Loyalty Society member? If so, click here to view your name in the inaugural online honor roll of loyal alumni donors. Thank you for your steadfast support.

To learn more about joining the Loyalty Society, contact:

Leana Cianfoni
Assistant Director, Annual Giving, Retention & Stewardship

To discuss charitable contribution opportunities, please call the SONHS Advancement Office at (305) 284-1892 or email us at

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