Ways to Give

“Mercer is one of the most successful schools in the nation at producing physicians who practice in rural and low-income areas and in primary care and family physician shortage areas.” -The American Association of Family Physicians’ Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary CareThe Mercer University School of Medicine provides its donors with many opportunities to make a gift that will change the lives not only the students the School educates, but also the patients those students will some day treat.

You can choose to give to the annual fund, which supports the School’s unrestricted annual scholarship fund, or you can support or endow a scholarship, lectureship, chair, or professorship. You can also choose to name a classroom or building on one of our campuses, or plan a bequest, trust, annuity or other planned gift.

The Annual Fund and School of Medicine Scholarships

Today, scholarships and annual support are more important than ever. Tuition and operations can be a heavy burden because of decreasing state aid and the increasing cost of providing a first-rate education. The School of Medicine’s Annual Fund is designated for unrestricted, annual scholarships, which make a medical education possible for many prospective students.

You may also choose to endow a scholarship or contribute to an existing endowed scholarship fund.

Endowed Scholarships

AXA Foundation Scholarship
E. C. & S. Bridges Scholarship
Carroll/Haralson Scholarship
Cherokee Brick & Tile Scholarship
Mallie A. Clark Scholarship
Class of 2002 Scholarship
Leila D. Denmark Scholarship
Dr. Godsey Endowed Scholarship
Mary E. Fountain Scholarship
R. Kirby Godsey Scholarship
Frank B. and Dorothy H. Graham Scholarship
Marion C. Hatcher Scholarship
W. D. Hazelhurst Scholarship
Charles H. Jones Scholarship
K. Wayne and Patty Jones Scholarship
Judy Jones Scholarship
Doris Lawrence Scholarship
Earl W. Lewis Scholarship
Robert Lufburrow Scholarship
Luther New, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Minority Student Scholarship
Dan and Muriel Nathan ScholarshipR. G. Newton Scholarship
Claude L. and Kay R. Pennington Scholarship
Frank Pinkston, Sr. Scholarship
Mamie B. Porter Scholarship
Marion D. Reed Scholarship
Resseau Loan/Scholarship
Helen S. Smith Scholarship
Peter and Carolyn Volpe Scholarship
Whitehead Scholarship
Doris K. Williams Scholarship
Norris Williams Scholarship
James H. Whaley Scholarship
Johnson/Tucker Scholarship

The Mercer University School of Medicine Endowment

A gift to the endowment provides long-term financial stability, which makes possible less dependence on unpredictable sources of revenue, such as state appropriations, federal grants, and other sponsorships.

General Endowed Funds

Mary J. Ray Endowed Fund
Ray Estate Endowed Fund
Mercer 2000 Campaign Fund


The School of Medicine annually recruits renowned speakers from across the country to discuss diverse topics of interest in a given field of study. An example would be the Armour Family Therapy Lecture Series, which was made possible by a gift from retired faculty members Dr. Mary Anne Armour and Dr. Rollin Armour.

Endowed Lectureships, Fellowships,
Awards and Projects
Armour Family Therapy Lectureship
The Donner Family Lectureship
Milford B. Hatcher Lectureship
Carlos and Marguerite Mason Center for Organ Donation
Education and Policy Fund
Joe Sam Robinson, Sr. Surgical Award
J. Roy Rowland Lectureship
Will C. Sealy Library Fund
Kay Shurden Marriage and Family Therapy Award


Endowing a professorship or chair allows the School to recruit and retain some of the most accomplished men and women from around the world in an increasingly competitive environment. These gifts typically are made to honor distinguished faculty or alumni, to memorialize loved ones, or to simply thank the School of Medicine for launching a successful career into medicine.

Endowed Professorships
B. T. Hartley Professorship of Nephrology
Milford B. Hatcher Professorship of Surgery
Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine

Endowed Chairs
Tom and Doris Black Chair of Pediatrics
E. J. Grassmann Chair of Rural Medicine
Will C. Sealy Chair of Surgery

Naming Opportunities

An array of possibilities exists at the School of Medicine for donors interested in naming opportunities. The financial requirements for naming opportunities differ, and donors are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the School of Medicine.

Gift Planning

You may also choose to plan a bequest, trust, annuity or other planned gift. Your choices vary from simply writing a check to remembering Mercer in your will - with plenty of tax-smart options in between. When you make a plan, you ensure the greatest impact on School of Medicine students and the greatest benefit to you.

Each year, many Mercer University School of Medicine alumni, parents and friends make contributions that greatly affect the lives of its students. Make your gift online today or contact us at (478) 301-4005.

You may also mail your gift to

Mercer University
Office of University Advancement
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207