Health Leaders Circle: The Impact of Annual Fund Support

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Donors are stepping up to join the Health Leaders Circle, an initiative to support annual funds and critical areas of need at the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Launched in 2020, the program offers donors of $5,000 or more opportunities to connect with institutional leaders through Health Leaders Circle events and communications.

Annual funds empower leadership to build the initiatives they see as most promising and to address needs as they arise. Donations to the Fund for Geisel, Medical Student Scholarships, the Fund for Research and Discovery, and the Cancer Director’s Fund for Excellence allow Geisel’s educational programing to grow, and its research mission to thrive.

This support is making an impact. In the past year, Health Leaders Circle funds were used to renovate instructional and wellness spaces for Geisel students, supplement curricular materials, and enhance diversity programs. They’ve allowed our scientists to further their research and our students to worry less about their debt burden. 

Annual fund support is the foundation of excellence for our academic medical community. To learn more and become a member of the Health Leaders Circle, visit

Written by Lauren Seidman