Save the Date: 17th Annual Circle of Friends Gala to be Held Thursday, April 18, 2013

Meharry Medical College's annual donor recognition event, the Circle of Friends Gala, will be held Thursday, April 18 at Nashville's Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

This year's theme, "Growing for a Healthy Future," reflects the current atmosphere of the Meharry campus from its many building and renovation projects—including the new Cal Turner Family Center, the centerpiece undertaking announced at last year's Circle of Friends event.

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.