It is impossible for the College of Veterinary Medicine to continue making progress in teaching, research, and service without the continuing support of our faculty, alumni and friends. Philanthropic donors are the lifeblood of our efforts. We remain grateful for the generosity of our alumni and friends who believe in our vision and express that belief through their continued financial support.
To recognize our donors’ commitment to the College of Veterinary Medicine, we have several societies that acknowledge the contributions of those who have invested in veterinary medicine at Auburn University.
Gifts of $100,000 or more are recognized on a column located in the Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital.
With state funding for higher education declining, and with the costs associated with top quality veterinary medical education always on the rise, Auburn University and its College of Veterinary Medicine must call on its alumni and friends for financial support.
One of the ways graduates of the College have elected to help us is through membership in the Centennial Club. This effort began in 1992 – during the centennial year of veterinary medicine at Auburn. Since that time, well over 300 graduates have pledged their support through the Centennial Club.
The college’s Centennial Club consists of loyal alumni and friends whose gifts allow us to address areas of critical need or emerging opportunity. We have three levels within the College’s Centennial Club:
*$5,000 Silver Level Membership: An annual commitment of $1,000 per year for at least five years
*$10,000 Gold Level Membership: An annual commitment of $2,000 per year for at least five years
*Diamond Level Membership: An outright gift of $25,000 OR an unrestricted bequest of $100,000
Members are provided with an attractive lapel pin and a certificate suitable for framing and displaying in your home, office or clinic. Members also have their names placed on a permanent plaque that is displayed in the Veterinary Education Center at the College.
Funds provided by Centennial Club members enable the College to meet needs not otherwise covered by the state, such as refurbishing clinical and public facilities; purchasing equipment that directly relates to the teaching and clinical programs; and in general enhancing the environment in which our faculty and students perform. Contributions by Centennial Club members have made a tremendous difference in the achievement of this College.
All contributions to the Centennial Club through the Auburn University Foundation are fully tax deductible, and every dime goes to the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Each year during the Annual Conference, Centennial Club members and their spouse or guest are invited to a banquet.
Many Auburn veterinary graduates have expressed that they would not have been able to enjoy the success they have achieved in their careers without Auburn. Funds from Centennial Club members enable us to more, reach higher, to provide the best education possible for tomorrow’s veterinarians.
For more information on the College’s Centennial Club, please call (334) 844-1274.
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree, sculpted by American artist Sanford Werfel, offers our clients and friends a lasting, meaningful way of expressing their love for their pets as well as providing much needed support for the Small Animal Teaching Hospital. This artwork will further enhance our recently renovated waiting room, adding a beautifully carved tree, 300 metal “leaves,” 20-blocks and three meticulously crafted pets.
Funds generated through the sale of “leaves” and blocks will be put into an endowment to support companion animal care in perpetuity, enabling Auburn University to make needed equipment purchases or clinical renovations. Funds generated through this Giving Tree will be used exclusively to benefit companion animals treated at AU as well as toward the education of students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
By making a tax-deductible contribution to the Auburn University Foundation for this fund, a client can have the name of a favorite pet or their family name engraved on a “leaf” or a block. Leaves are $1,000 each and blocks in the wall are $5,000 each. Gifts may be made over a two-year period.