Ways to Help

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How to Help

The MIND Center's Phase I fundraising goal is $17.5 million. Community support and private donations are critical to accelerating the MIND Center's scientific discovery and achievement of our mission to crack the code of Alzheimer's and bring critical dementia-care services and support to Mississippians across the state.

The MIND Center offers a variety of naming opportunities:
  • Naming of UMMC's Translational Research Center (future home of the MIND Center's research operation with anticipated completion in summer 2017)
  • Naming of the MIND Center's research operation: $4 million
  • Discovery Fund: $2 million ("seed funding" for highly innovative research projects prior to being competitive for NIH funding)•Rising Stars (five available): $500,000 each (funding for Junior Investigators for a three-year period to develop their research to bridge the gap between their post-doctoral training and independent research)
  • Annual Lectureship: $200,000 (facilitates the invitation of top global scientists to speak at UMMC allowing the medical center to showcase its successes in the scientific community and provide a platform for networking and forming research collaborations)

Support at other levels

Gifts between $5,000 and $50,000 will also receive special recognition in the building, in relevant publications, and other media at the following levels:

  • Founders Council: $50,000
  • Benefactor: $25,000
  • Partner: $10,000
  • Friend: $5,000

The simplest way to support this project is with a tax-deductible cash gift. Since many employers match the philanthropic gifts of their employees, please ask if such a program exists with your organization. UMMC also accepts gifts of securities, real estate, or planned gifts such as bequests, life insurance policies, retirement plans, annuities or charitable remainder trusts.

Who to contact

For more information on making a gift to The MIND Center, contact the development director or the UMMC Office of Development listed below.