SAHP Capital Campaign
Campaign Goal: $5M
Gifts and pledges to date: $2.2M
Percentage toward goal: 44%
Endowed Faculty Positions
Increasing the number of endowed faculty positions is a goal of the School of Allied Health Professions Capital Campaign. These positions allow faculty to explore ways to improve education and bolster research, and provide freedom to innovate. Endowed positions, which exist in perpetuity, are some of the highest internal honors available for faculty; they are powerful tools for recruitment, retention, and recognition of faculty. Donors can help establish the award criteria, and can designate permanent naming for the positions.
Contributions to support programs within the UNMC School of Allied Health Professions are made through the University of Nebraska Foundation, are tax deductible, and are directed to the specific purpose determined by the donor. Donor confidentiality is stringently maintained.
The Charles R. O’Malley Charitable Lead Trust, administered by the New York Community Trust, provided the lead gift for the SAHP Capital Campaign in October 2010. The $500,000 Charles R. O’Malley Endowed Chair in Radiation Science Technology Education (RSTE) is the first endowed chair in the history of the SAHP.
The O’Malley Trust has proposed a unique “matching” model intended to stimulate additional gifts to create five professorships for the SAHP over the remaining four years of the capital campaign. The O’Malley Trust has committed to provide an additional $700,000 in funding if “matched” by $450,000 in funding from other donors. This funding would create four new professorships that would be named according to the “matching” donor, and complete the funding for the existing SAHP Endowed Professorship for Teaching Excellence and Innovation.* Table 1 depicts the conditions of the matching model.
|Table 1||O'Malley Gift||"Match"|
M. Patricia Leuschen, PhD, Assistant Dean for Research Development in the SAHP, has made the initial matching gift of $100,000 to establish the M. Patricia & James W. Leuschen Professorship for Advancing Research in the Allied Health Sciences.
For more information or to make a gift, please contact Patty Sherman, Director of Development, UNMC School of Allied Health Professions, 402.502.4114 or email@example.com.
SAHP Capital Campaign Priorities
Jack Turman, Jr, PhD, Director of the SAHP’s Physical Therapy Education Program, created the “Flourish Project” upon his arrival to UNMC in the fall of 2010. Modeled after his successful program at USC, the project implements a variety of community-based strategies to improve birth outcomes in vulnerable populations. Since the project began, it has generated over $85,000 in start-up gifts.