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Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.
In October of 1904, Aaron Brown and eight of his friends founded Phi Delta Epsilon at Cornell University Medical College. At that time, there were many doors closed to Jewish medical students and physicians, doors which would not fully open until after World War II.
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Welcome to the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Foundation

With the assistance of the Phi Delta Epsilon Foundation, our Fraternity has entered its second century as a growing, dynamic organization. Only with the help of members like you can we continue our Aaron Brown and William Gelfand lecture series, as well as other educational programs which benefit our medical school and pre-medical members.

A Board of Directors, composed of past presidents of Phi Delta Epsilon governs the Foundation. Its purpose is to advance the Mission and Goals of Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity.

A 10-member board of directors governs the Foundation. Its charge is to develop long-range plans, establish and review policies, monitor performance of investment managers, provide a fiduciary responsibility to donors and promote giving opportunities.

However you choose to support the Medical Foundation, you will be embarking on a partnership with World’s Foremost Medical Fraternity. Your gift can make the difference in a promising student's ability to realize his or her dream of a quality medical education and will support the professional development of members through international events and educational programs.

Make a Gift:

Build the Foundation through an array of Giving Programs! For more information about any of the following giving programs, please contact:

Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Foundation
211 Travois Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Estate Giving:

The Foundation invites you to consider leaving a legacy for future members of Phi Delta Epsilon. This type of planned gift can have specific tax advantages and can include lifetime income to a beneficiary or beneficiaries named by the donor through a will. Medical Foundation donors can utilize planned giving methods and enjoy the benefits today: capital gains tax savings, increased income, and income tax savings, to name a few. A planned gift maximizes your giving potential and can even allow you to ensure your financial security or that of a loved one.

Caduceus Circle:

This is open to those members attending college and Medical School. Members pledge to donate at least $10 each year while in school and $50 or more each year after graduation to the Medical Foundation. In addition, members pledge to remain active in the Fraternity throughout their lives.

Honorary/Memorial Gifts:

Celebrate a birthday or honor an outstanding PhiDE with a contribution to the Medical Foundation. All commemorative gifts are listed in the Annual Donor Listing inside the PhiDE News and Scientific Journal.

Stock & Securities

A gift of stock or closely held securities can benefit you and the Foundation. Here's how:

  • Income tax deduction for the donor for the charitable contribution
  • No capital gains tax on the appreciation in value
  • The Foundation receives the proceeds of the redeemed stock or securities immediately.

George Craft, MD Fund:

The George Craft Fund was started in August 2008 in honor of our past Executive Director and International President, George Craft, MD. Donations made to this fund will enhance the Fraternity's educational activities and provide much needed resources to premedical and medical chapters. Its purpose is to advance the educational Mission and Goals of Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity.

Make a difference in the lives of premedical and medical students across the world. Donate to our Phi Delta Epsilon Foundation today!

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