Special Giving Opportunities

Many wonderful giving opportunities exist at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children for donors interested in making gifts of $25,000 or more.  Donors may name various spaces of the medical center including lobbies waiting rooms, exam rooms and even buildings. Donors may also name a professorship, investigatorship, fellowship and research or clinical funds.

Donors are often interested in establishing a fund named in honor of or in memory of an individual or family. In other cases, donors will establish a fund in their own names as a demonstration of their commitment to our hospital. Named funds can be established as permanent endowments or as expendable accounts that will be replenished by future giving.

These funds can be for very specific purposes such as research, or education, or they can be for a more general cause such as helping families cope with their child's illness. The hospital's Development Office works closely with the donors to these funds to ensure that the spirit of their gifts is met. At the donor's request, the Office of Development will prepare an annual report on the use of a named fund for funds contributed at a certain level.

Patient and Family Care Funds

The Alexander the Great Fund for Family Support in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

The Alexander the Great Fund for Family Support was established by a grandmother in tribute to her grandson Alexander John Whipple, a pediatric cancer patient who spent much of his life at Floating Hospital for Children. Alexander’s grandmother recognized that while extended family members, such as grandparents, aunts/uncles and close friends, form a vital support system for hospitalized children and their parents, expenses relating to ongoing hospital visits can be a financial burden. The fund provides assistance to extended family members for out-of-pocket expenses incurred while visiting hospitalized pediatric cancer patients, including transportation, parking and meals.

The Walter & Dorsey Cabot Emergency Medicine Fund

This permanent endowment provides on-going funding for innovative projects in the Cabot Emergency Department at our hospital. Each year, income from the fund provides seed money for start-up projects offered by the staff to improve the quality of care provided in the department.

Sophia's Families First Fund

This fund was established by Diane Donnarumma, Sophia's mother, in gratitude for Sophia's care as a patient in the Floating Hospital's Children's Cancer Center. Recognizing the many non-medical expenses that patients and their familes face, Diane set up this fund to provide assistance to other families with children being treated for cancer.

Lectureship Funds

Mary Miklos Chupp Lectureship Fund

Established with hundreds of donations from family and friends, this fund honors the memory of Mary Miklos Chupp by funding an scientific lecture on cancer research. The lecture is a forum designed to stimulate ideas surrounding cancer research at all levels.

Fellow Funds

The Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman Fellows Fund

Established by the Gerald J. & Dorothy Friedman Foundation, this fund supports the research efforts of two young investigators working in the area of endocrinology and nutrition. This is one of several major investments which the Friedman Foundation has made in these fields, both at the Medical Center and at Tufts University through the Gerald J. & Dorothy Friedman School of Nutrition.

Tufts Medical Center also welcomes named fellowships, professorships and investigatorships.

Research Funds

The Herbert J. Levine Foundation for Cardiovascular Clinical Research

From 1961 to 1987, Dr. Herbert J. Levine served as Chief of the Cardiology Division at Tufts Medical Center. The Foundation which bears his name is dedicated to funding research that is directly linked to improving outcomes and the quality of life for patients with cardiac disorders. Dr. Levine has remained active in the Cardiology Division.

The Susan Saltonstall Research Fund

This fund was established with a gift from the estate of Susan Saltonstall specifically to support research at the Floating Hospital for Children. The fund is an endowment that will provide a permanent source of funds for a wide range of pediatric research initiatives.

For More Information

For more information on establishing a fund or naming space at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children, please contact Tufts Medical Center Trust at 617-636-7656 or

Tufts Medical Center Trust


800 Washington Street, Box #231
Boston, MA 02111