The Dean's Circle

Exciting. Innovative. Challenging.

These words have all been used to describe the educational experience at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. And these experiences are made possible by the Brown Medical Annual Fund. The Dean’s Circle recognizes annual leadership gifts to the Brown Medical Annual Fund of $5,000 or more.

Each year, the majority of the fund is used to provide medical student scholarships for deserving students with financial need. The remainder helps to underwrite the costs of curricular initiatives such as Doctoring and the Scholarly Concentrations Program – the very things that make the Alpert Medical School experience unique.

Now there’s a way for you to feel even more connected to the good work your gift to the BMAF makes possible.

The Dean's Circle Grants

The Dean’s Circle began as a way to recognize leadership giving to the BMAF. A new level of recognition has been added for those who contribute $10,000 or more annually.

At this level, donors may choose where their gift will be applied from among four of the highest priority areas within medical education. In addition, donors have the option to name their Dean’s Circle grant, which will be listed on the FY15 Dean’s Circle website. This option gives you the power to direct your support to the area that you find most compelling, as well as provides you with a personalized stewardship package highlighting the direct impact of your support.

  • Medical Student Scholarships
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Medical Student Travel
  • Scholarly Concentrations Program

    Your gift makes these experiences possible.

    “The Brown Medical Annual Fund aids our students through scholarship funding and curriculum development. The Dean’s Circle members are leadership donors within the BMAF. If you believe in Alpert Medical School and its students, then you must believe in the BMAF. If you believe in Alpert Medical School and its students, then you must believe in the BMAF. I hope everyone capable of a Dean’s Circle gift will join fellow parents, alumni, and friends in making such a pledge. Our Medical School and our medical students are depending upon your support.” - Peter J. Panton ’79 MD’82, PMD’15


    For more information, contact Pamela Mehr, associate director of annual giving, at or 401-863-1635.