Alumni Giving

Mayo Clinic alumni benefactors give generously to support a wide range of patient care, education and research programs and initiatives. Alumni can designate their gifts to the area of greatest need (unrestricted), as a tribute gift to honor a mentor or colleague, or to support a specific department, research initiative or fund.

Mayo Clinic recognizes alumni benefactors in these ways:

Doctors Mayo Society

Doctors Mayo Society was established in 1977 to recognize Mayo Clinic alumni who have demonstrated leadership in their philanthropic support. They have a shared vision of providing hope and healing to people across the world. Becoming part of Doctors Mayo Society means investing in the future of medicine — an investment in your world.

Members share a commitment to the ideals of the Doctors Mayo and a desire to perpetuate Mayo Clinic's mission and excellence through personal philanthropy.

The society has grown from its original 147 founding members to more than 3,500 members worldwide. Members are recognized in perpetuity.

Those eligible for recognition in the Doctors Mayo Society include:

  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association members (graduates of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, or Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Mayo Clinic staff)
  • Mayo Clinic administrative voting staff members
  • Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees public members

Membership levels:

  • Members Circle: Pledge or gift(s) of $10,000 to $24,999. Planned gift(s) of $25,000 to $49,000.
  • Leaders Circle: Pledge or gift(s) of $25,000 to $49,999. Planned gift(s) of $50,000 to $99,000.
  • Founders Circle: Pledge or gift(s) of $50,000 or more. Planned gift(s) of $100,000 or more.
  • Mayo Alumni Laureates: Outright, cumulative or irrevocable gifts totaling $100,000 or more, not including bequests.

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