Academics & Research

Office of Advancement

About Us

The mission of the University of Utah Health Advancement Team is to foster philanthropic opportunities in health care that support education, research and community outreach. If you have any questions about how you can become involved with U of U Health Advancement, please contact us.

Health Sciences at the University of Utah is responsible for some of the best research, education, and medical services in the United States. The Advancement Office helps raise money to support these endeavors. We work with individual donors, foundations, corporations, faculty and staff. We also develop programs that inform and educate the community on the breadth of services and activities at the Health Sciences Center.


Health Sciences Benefactors

The Health Sciences Benefactors is comprised of individuals and couples who are educated through a series of presentations and tours at University of Utah Health. They attend three presentations a year and are active spokespersons and advocates for the Health Sciences. Active members give an annual minimum donation of $1,000 a year. Donations can be designated to any area within the health sciences.   

Education Resource Development Council

The Educational Resource Development Council (ERDC) is comprised of influential and philanthropic women within our community who are interested in learning about and promoting the latest advances and techniques in fields of health as they relate to University of Utah Health. Active members attend eight presentations a year and give a minimum of $1,000 annually to the ERDC Scholarship and Program Fund. These donations support student scholarships within the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Health; the School of Medicine; and the School of Dentistry. They also award funding for various projects and programs within the Health Sciences. The council consists of 60–80 women and has existed for more than 20 years.


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