Harvard Medical School has established these giving societies to recognize our most generous donors.
The Dean’s Council is our leadership annual giving society comprised of individuals who give $2,000 or more. Members of the Council provide vital funding that the dean can leverage to propel his plans and vision for the future of HMS.
The Federman Loyalty Circle honors our generous alumni who have made consecutive annual gifts of any size for five years or more. This society is named after the late Daniel D. Federman, AB ’49, MD ’53, the former dean for medical education who was a beloved and devoted member of the HMS community for more than 60 years.
The Ezekiel Hersey Council (EHC) recognizes alumni and friends who have created a life income gift, named HMS as a beneficiary of a retirement account or existing donor-advised fund, or included HMS in their will or trust. The Council is named for Dr. Ezekiel Hersey, the initial benefactor of the Medical School, whose bequest of £1,000 in 1772 led to the School's founding 10 years later.