Campaign Update

The generosity of thousands of alumni, faculty and friends is helping us impact the health of humankind. Resources are still needed to create a tuition-free medical school, endow the efforts of our talented faculty, and support our innovative research and teaching programs.



With the partnership of new and longtime benefactors, we are raising crucial funds to:

  • Build out ten core institutes that bring together patient care, research, education, community service and advocacy
  • Build the new Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center
  • Construct a centerpiece hospital and medical office facilities at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
  • Create endowed professorships that accelerate the efforts of our most accomplished and promising faculty physicians and scientists
  • Establish endowed and expendable innovation grants for breakthrough research
  • Create scholarships for our exceptional medical, PhD and physical therapy students, and nurses
  • Establish fellowships to support our best and brightest trainees


“The cost of medical school and living in Chicago are honestly tremendous. With Dr. Betty Hahneman’s generous support and that of so many other scholarship donors, my fellow students and I can take out less loans and, thus, have more options after graduation. Having less debt will make it easier to focus on my passion for service rather than the pursuit of financial gain. After medical school, I hope to work as a clinician while working on health policy, perhaps in research or implementation. I also will continue to advocate for patients and those who cannot even afford to be patients.”

Robert Tessier, Class of 2021
Betty M. Hahneman, MD, MPH, Scholar

New scholarships created during We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern Medicine


“Northwestern has helped shape my life and career as an academic physician. I am a proud faculty member and alumnus, and I’m happy to support this fundraising effort, both as a donor and advocate, because I know that the funds we provide will support breakthrough medical education and ultimately improve patient care and change people’s lives for the better.”

Neil Stone, ’68 MD, ’74, ’75 GME
Robert Bonow, MD, Professor of Medicine

faculty members made a gift of any amount to Feinberg

different funds supported

*All numbers as of December 31, 2017.