Alumni Fund

The Alumni Fund: Endowing the School of Medicine

The Alumni Association and its members have raised more than $30 million for the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University since its incorporation, supporting our alma mater and providing for its future.

The Alumni Fund began 20 years ago to promote projects that would endow various programs within the School of Medicine. Thus far the Alumni Association has received contributions from alumni totaling approximately $20 million in support of student loans, scholarships, research, professorial chairs and various special projects.

One of main fundraising goals of the Alumni Association currently is to help finish the Centennial Tuition Endowment—a $50 million dollar tuition scholarship fund that will ensure the most qualified students gain a Christian medical education by reducing their financial stress through scholarships. This will not only benefit deserving students, but it will help the School of Medicine manage rising tuition costs. Please consider making a gift through the Alumni Association to this important fund.

In addition to the Centennial Tuition Fund, the Alumni Association is collecting contributions from alumni and friends for the following active endowments (class credit is given for all gifts made to these projects):


  • Deferred Mission Appointment Scholarships
  • Marilyn J. Herber Women In Medicine Scholarship Fund
  • Dean’s Unrestricted Fund
  • Future Faculty Scholarships
  • Black Students Scholarship Fund
  • Hispanic Student Scholarship Fund
  • Pacific Rim Scholarship Fund
  • Scandinavian Scholarship Fund
  • Timothy S Greaves Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund


  • Benjamin H. S. Lau Endowment Fund (Microbiology)
  • Raymond E. Ryckman Chair (Microbiology)


  • Emergency Medicine Research And Education Fund
  • Family Medicine Fund
  • GYN/OB-Elisabeth Larsson Endowment Fund
  • Medicine-Harold J. Hoxie Geriatrics Fund
  • Medicine-Varner Johns Chair
  • Medicine-John E. Peterson Fund
  • Neonatology Fund
  • Ophthalmology Endowed Chair
  • Orthopedics-Claran H. Jesse Chair
  • Orthopedics-Virchel E. Wood Fund
  • Pediatrics-Robert F. Chinnock Chair
  • Pediatric Education, Research and Training Fund
  • Psychiatry-Harrison S. Evans Endowed Chair
  • Surgery-Head & Neck
  • Surgery (general)-Joergenson/Smith Fund
  • Urology – Roger Barnes Memorial Fund


  • Barry Taylor Research Fund


  • Wil Alexander Fund


We are no longer raising money for these completed funds.

  • Baylink Research Endowment
  • Olov A. Blomquist (Gastroenterology)
  • Floyd S. Brauer Anesthesiology Research Endowment Fund
  • Bernard D. Briggs (Pharmacology)
  • Samuel A. Crooks Chair (Anatomy)
  • LLUSM General Research Fund
  • Lippon Cancer Research Fund
  • Walter E. Macpherson Chair (Internal Medicine)
  • Robert Mitchell G.I. Research Fund
  • Raymond A. Mortensen Chair (Biochemistry)
  • Alonzo J. Neufeld Research Fund (Orthopedics)
  • Carrol S. Small Basic Science Faculty Development Fund
  • Chauncey L. Smith Chair (Internal Medicine)
  • Walter L. Stilson Fund (Radiology)
  • Student Loan Fund
  • Surgery (general)-Clifton & Sandra Reeves Chair

To learn more about these endowed funds or how to establish a new endowment, contact the Alumni Association at (909) 558-4633. A variety of naming opportunities exist and can be pledged over a period of five years. Naming opportunities start at gifts or pledges of $250,000.

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