Frequently Asked Questions
About the Fund for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
What is the Fund for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth?
The Fund for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth provides unrestricted support for all aspects of the medical school. Gifts to the Fund support scholarship, curriculum development, the recruitment and retention of the highest caliber faculty, the creation of innovative programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and the overall operation of the Medical School. It offers the fiscal flexibility the Geisel School of Medicine needs to seize opportunities and respond to the demands of providing the next generation of doctors and scientists with the best education and training possible. It allows Geisel to be responsive to adapt to today’s rapidly changing health care environment.
There is no better way to ensure the School’s continued leadership in medical education than to provide it with financial resources. Alumni gifts ensure the status of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as a premier medical school. Unrestricted support helps increase the size and scope of institutional financial aid programs. The Fund for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a medical education. Such gifts will help relieve pressure on the endowment and tuition as funding sources. Giving to the Fund is a tangible means for alumni to testify to the value of their Dartmouth experience and the impact it had on their personal and professional lives.
How is my gift counted into your fiscal year? Do pledges count?
Our fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. All gifts received within that time period are counted into the Fund for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth totals for the year. Pledges made during this time are not included in the total for the year. If you make a payment on your pledge during the fiscal year, then the amount of the payment counts.
How are the crediting rules different if I am in a reunion year? If I make a five-year pledge, how much of that pledge counts toward the reunion gift total?
We extend our crediting period beyond the June 30th deadline to include all gifts made through reunion weekend in the fall. Additionally, pledges payable over five years but committed to before the reunion are included in the reunion gift total announced for each class.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
How do I find out if I have given yet this year?
View your personal giving history to the Fund for the Geisel School of Medicine at www.DMSNet.org and select "My Giving History" from the menu in the "Make A Gift" section. In order to do this, you must have a personal log-in and password. (This is to protect your confidential information.) First-time user registrations typically take one business day to process.
* Please note at this time, this site is only showing your giving history to the Fund for The Geisel School of Medicine. We hope future versions of this software will enable us to post your giving history to all funds and purposes.
How can I give to the Fund for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth?
Online: go to www.DMSNet.org/Donate/
Mail: Make checks payable to the Fund for the Geisel School of Medicine, and mail to:
The Fund for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Office of Development
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756-0001
Phone: To give or pledge by phone, call 603-653-0700. The Office of Development accepts checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and electronic fund transfer
Other ways of giving: If you would like to make a gift of appreciated securities, real estate, or other assets, please contact the Office of Development at 603-653-0700. If you would like to include the Geisel School of Medicine in your will or estate plans, please visit our Planned Giving Office online.
Please contact Sara Lang, Assistant Director, Annual Giving, by phone at 603-653-0761, or email.