18th Annual Circle of Friends Gala

Meharry's 18th Annual Circle of Friends Gala to be held Thursday, April 17, 2014

Meharry Medical College's annual donor recognition event, the Circle of Friends Gala, will be held Thursday, April 17 at Nashville's Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

This year's theme, "With Gratitude," was chosen to express our appreciation to all of Meharry's Circle of Friends members. They have not only helped sustain the College, physically, but, through their generous gifts, we have been able to assist students with scholarships, provide the newest technology for our students' use and afford the latest in research tools to ensure that Meharry continues to produce quality physicians, oral surgeons and biomedical scientists. These individuals are devoted to Meharry and are advocates of our mission.

The 2014 Circle of Friends Gala is dedicated to Meharry Medical College's devoted benefactor, our beloved Rabbi Randall M. Falk, Circle of Friends Founding Member and Board of Trustees Emeritus, Meharry Medical College.

Established in 1996, initially as a catalyst to solicit annual support from individuals in the Nashville community, the Circle of Friends Gala is the college's major gathering in honor of Meharry's many benefactors.

Annual gifts to Meharry from Circle of Friends members help advance the College's mission of providing superior education and training to its diverse student body, offering quality clinical care to medically underserved populations and engaging in groundbreaking research on the causes and cures of diseases that have a disproportionate impact on people of color and others from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The donors who represent the Circle of Friends are a distinguished group directly responsible for supporting Meharry students who provide compassionate care to others.