For donors, a chair presents an opportunity to leave a legacy at one of the nation’s best hospitals, while honoring an outstanding medical professional for his or her accomplishments.

By supporting the establishment of an MGH Endowed Chair, you are becoming part of the permanent fabric of this institution, providing our most gifted and prolific clinician-scientists with a reservoir of support for their pioneering work during the most productive period of their distinguished careers.

“Endowed chairs represent an important resource to sustain innovative teaching and groundbreaking research, not only in the present, but also for future generations.

They are intended for prominent members of the faculty and are truly an honor. But the benefits for the incumbent, the hospital and the advancement of medicine extend beyond the honorific.

An endowed chair gives the incumbent the flexibility to pursue his or her research when financial resources for pioneering investigation are limited.”

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– Peter L. Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

An MGH Endowed Chair is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a physician at Mass General. It gives the hospital and donors the chance to honor outstanding individuals who have compiled exceptional records in the clinic, in research or in hospital-based education.

Contact us to learn more about creating your legacy at Mass General.
Reception to celebrate the establishment of the MGH Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine and the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Minaker as its inaugural incumbent. From left: Harry and Rita Patten; Valerie Rowe and Jack Rowe, MD; Kenneth Minaker and his wife, Colleen; Katrina Armstrong, MD; and Peter Slavin, MD. Reception to celebrate the establishment of the MGH Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine and the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Minaker as its inaugural incumbent. From left: Harry and Rita Patten; Valerie Rowe and Jack Rowe, MD; Kenneth Minaker and his wife, Colleen; Katrina Armstrong, MD; and Peter Slavin, MD.

Recognize Exceptional Care

An MGH Chair is a wonderful way to recognize a physician’s exceptional leadership and numerous contributions to the hospital; to show admiration, respect and appreciation; and to support a specialty program’s efforts going forward.

A chair can be named for the lead donor and will serve as a sustainable resource for the incumbent throughout his or her career at Mass General.

The chair will help advance innovative research and compassionate care for patients and ensure that the department benefiting from the chair is able to attract the finest specialists to the program, all while preserving Mass General’s tradition of excellence.

 

Creating an MGH Endowed Chair

Depending on the intended gift amount and the academic rank of the intended incumbent at Harvard Medical School, there are three options for an investment in the MGH Endowed Chair program.

MGH Endowed Title Academic Appointment Amount to Endow
Chair Professor or an Associate Professor $2 million
Director or Distinguished Scholar Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or higher $2 million
Scholar Instructor or higher $1 million
Noopur Raje (center), MD, director of the Center of Multiple Myeloma, was recently honored with the first Rita M. Kelley, MD, Chair in Oncology. Pictured with her are Daniel Haber, MD, director of the Mass General Cancer Center, and Katrina Armstrong, MD, chief of the Department of MedicineNoopur Raje (center), MD, director of the Center of Multiple Myeloma, was recently honored with the first Rita M. Kelley, MD, Chair in Oncology. Pictured with her are Daniel Haber, MD, director of the Mass General Cancer Center, and Katrina Armstrong, MD, chief of the Department of Medicine
Through a transformational gift from Maureen Wilkens and the Wilkens Family, Mark Albers (center), MD, PhD, was recently appointed the inaugural incumbent of the Frank Wilkens, Jr. and Family Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Pictured with Merit Cudkowicz (left), MD and Peter Slavin (right), MD.Through a transformational gift from Maureen Wilkens and the Wilkens Family, Mark Albers (center), MD, PhD, was recently appointed the inaugural incumbent of the Frank Wilkens, Jr. and Family Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Pictured with Merit Cudkowicz (left), MD and Peter Slavin (right), MD.
A chair can be created with outright gifts of cash or stock, or through a multi-year pledge. Donors will have up to seven years to complete their pledges. Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable gift annuities, can also be used to establish a chair. An MGH Chair, Director, Distinguished Scholar or Scholar can be named in honor of a donor or a distinguished faculty member. The specific titles for individual Chairs, Directors, Distinguished Scholar or Scholars will be negotiated between donors and the hospital.

“With the establishment of the Wilkens Chair, I and future honorees will be able to devote our energies to the core purposes of this great institution: providing excellent patient care and conducting translational and curiosity-driven research at the highest level.”

– Mark Albers, MD, PhD, incumbent of the Frank Wilkens, Jr. and Family Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

To get started on creating your legacy at Mass General, please contact us using the form above or by calling or emailing Jennifer Murphy, Associate Director, Donor Relations, at 617.643.9703, Jlmurphy1@partners.org.