Will match all new and increased donations to the University’s Blue Fund COVID-19 initiative
Huntington Bank is supporting Northeast Ohio Medical University in its goal to raise $100,000 for community relief in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The bank has agreed to match all new and increased gifts to the NEOMED Foundation’s Blue Fund.
In addition to raising funds to support current and future students through scholarships and academic programs, the Foundation commits to raise at least $100,000 for this year’s Blue Fund to address four specific needs in response to the COVID-19 crisis:
- Free meals for local families
- New personal protective equipment (PPE) for students, faculty and staff who donated all of their supplies to local hospitals
- Expanded mental health services for NEOMED students
- Funds to support students with financial emergencies
The Huntington match will continue for the first $35,000 of new and increased gifts to the Blue Fund.
Thousands of NEOMED alumni are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Northeast Ohio and all 50 states. On Saturday, May 2, 2020, NEOMED graduated its latest class of 229 physicians, pharmacists, researchers and other health professionals.
More information about the University’s Blue Fund COVID-19 initiative can be found on the Foundation’s website.
About Northeast Ohio Medical University
For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas. In addition to research conducted within its colleges, NEOMED advances innovation and research in health care through six research focus areas. Visit www.neomed.edu.
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