Vascular Surgery

Giving and Philanthropy

In today’s climate it is increasingly difficult to provide time for education and research among the demands of clinical medicine. Our institution, like all academic medical groups, depends critically on the generosity of philanthropic donors. If you are in a situation where giving is being considered, or you feel that helping educate future physicians is a worthwhile mission, please feel free to contact us to discuss options.

What can your gift do for our educational program?

A gift can be directed in one of two ways. If it is put into an endowment, we do not use the principal, but have access to the interest (usually at 4%) essentially in perpetuity. The immediate benefit is less, but the impact lasts forever.

A gift can also be put into an educational operating fund, which allows the gift to be used immediately.

Different amounts of giving are often more appropriate in one type of account than the other, and both types of gifts are fully tax deductable. Please ask about naming privileges, as well!

Murry ShamesMurray Shames, MD

Professor and Director
USF Vascular Surgery
Your Gift Of: Supports:  
  For Immediate/ongoing use Fund and Endowment
$100  A book for a resident or our library   
$200  A major textbook for a resident   
$250  Lead apron for a resident to use in the OR   
$500  Coffee and refreshments for a year’s worth of conferences   
$1,000  Purchase OR magnifying loupes for a resident   
$2,000  Send a resident to an academic conference   
$5,000  Fund two summer research interns  Silver donor – Bandyk Lectureship 
$10,000  Support 10% of our annual international residents’ meeting  Gold donor – Bandyk Lectureship 
$25,000  Support our entire year’s resident travel budget  Platinum donor – Bandyk Lectureship 
$50,000  Fund our entire year’s educational budget Named conference room or vascular clinic
$75,000  Fully fund a research resident for an entire year   
$100,000  Fund our entire IAVS international residents’ meeting  Permanently fund one visiting professor per year 
$200,000  Named term (5 years) Professorship   
$500,000  Named atrium/ lecture hall/ conference facility
$650,000    Endow a full 4-year COM scholarship 
$1,000,000    Endow a named Directorship 
$2,000,000    Endow a named Professorship-this frees up TIME for research and teaching
Establish a basic science laboratory and facultyFund our education program in perpetuity 
Unknown...    Fully endow the BME device design programNaming rights to CAMLS