Giving

Tufts financial aid initiative matches gifts and closes affordability gap!

As part of a university-wide drive to increase financial aid for deserving students, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is offering to match any newly established endowed scholarship, or gift additions to existing endowed scholarship funds, with donations of $100,000 or more.

In practice and in philosophy, we are committed to expert and humane care for animals.

We would not achieve this important mission without philanthropy, which has played a catalyzing role in the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine from the beginning. The generous outpouring of support holds symbolic, as well as tangible, importance for the Cummings community, revealing the broad and enthusiastic support for our values.

We were honored when the Cummings Foundation invested $50 million in the school, one of the largest commitments ever made to a veterinary school in the United States. But the funds will not last forever nor meet all of our needs. We are confident that the continuing generosity of our community of alumni and friends – along with the prudent stewardship of our existing resources – will ensure the school's leadership among veterinary schools for generations to come.

Be a part of our future! Make a gift Today.

On the Horizon

Through our new campaign, we seek to achieve several key priorities:

First, we will increase financial aid.
Nearly 90% of our veterinary students need financial aid every year. By creating more new scholarships, we will attract the very best students, diversify our student body, and allow graduates to choose careers based on their passions—not financial pressure.
Second, we will recruit and support more top faculty.
As clinical specialists and comparative biomedical scientists enjoy a growing number of career options, we face stiff new competition for faculty. Improving our compensation packages will bring renewed vigor to our efforts to attract the very best teachers for our students.
Third, we will enhance and better equip more key facilities.
The growth of Cummings' respected research teams demands that we equip them with sophisticated and high-quality facilities. At the same time, we will work to create more room to address the special and growing needs of animal patients in our hospitals, including a much needed renovation of the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals. Read more about the renovation plans for the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals on the Giving to Tufts website.
Fourth, we will bolster support of current and new academic programs.
Being at the forefront of veterinary education requires us to constantly refine our best programs. While doing so, we will continue to conceive new programs that address emerging needs and create new career opportunities.

Please take the time to explore the giving opportunities at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.