University of Massachusetts announces $175 million transformational gift to its Medical School

September 14, 2021

On September 7, 2021, the University of Massachusetts announced a history-making $175 million donation from The Morningside Foundation to UMass Medical School.

The transformational gift is unrestricted and will more than double the Medical School’s endowment. It comes as the Medical School celebrates its 50th year of educating future physicians, nursing leaders and biomedical scientists and as its Nobel Prize-winning research enterprise has grown to $400 million.

In recognition of the gift and of the deep commitment to education, research and health care by the Chan family of investors, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, UMass Medical School will be renamed the UMass Chan Medical School. Its three graduate schools will be renamed: the T.H. Chan School of Medicine; the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing; and the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

The announcement was made by UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins, who was joined by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, University of Massachusetts President Martin T. Meehan, and members of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees in thanking The Morningside Foundation and the Chan family for the gift.

Learn more about UMass Chan Medical School and this gift.