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MCW Cardiovascular Center Philanthropy

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, taking more than one million lives annually. We at the Medical College of Wisconsin have made research aimed at understanding and curing heart, lung and blood vessel diseases a top priority.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center's mission is to further develop strong and nationally recognized interdisciplinary cardiovascular research programs at MCW and to promote comparable excellence in clinical care and education while developing Community outreach.

Philanthropy plays an important role in advancing the work of the Cardiovascular Center and the patients who receive its benefits.

Private philanthropy has been used by the Cardiovascular Center to provide seed funding to bright, new investigators for their start-up research projects.

A seed funding grant allows researchers to develop baseline research results and that in turn positions them competitively to receive U.S. National Institutes of Health or National Heart, Lung and Blood Disease Institute awards. Currently, seed fund grant recipients receive $50 of competitive funding for every $1 of philanthropy invested.

Private benefactors have also provided important recruitment funding needed to attract excellent faculty members to conduct research, provide care and implement community outreach and education. Recruitment funding has allowed the Cardiovascular Center to recruit postdoctoral fellows and faculty to conduct research. Endowed professorships have allowed the Cardiovascular Center to identify and develop programs around multidisciplinary themes.

Other Ways to Donate

  • Donate by Mail

    Make your check payable to the Medical College of Wisconsin. Download our giving form and mail to: Medical College of Wisconsin, Attn: Office of Institutional Advancement, P.O. Box 26509, Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

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  • Questions?

    If you have any questions about making a gift, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (414) 955-4700 or donations@mcw.edu.

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  • Donate by Stock Transfer

    Interested in donating via a transfer of stock? Contact Mary Echeverria at (414) 955-4710 to learn how.

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Contact Us

Information about philanthropy.

Institutional Advancement
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

 

(414) 955-4700
donor@mcw.edu

Ashley Thompson
Director of Development, CVC
Institutional Advancement
(414) 955-4706
asthompson@mcw.edu
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