Touro University schools and colleges recently received more than $4.5 million in gifts and grants to, among other things, benefit low-income and students of color, and to meet the needs of underserved communities.
The funds, secured by various schools including social work, pharmacy, law and medicine, will help support scholarships, immigration and other clinics, as well as student research and training to meet the unmet needs of local communities.
“As Touro turns 50e anniversary, these grants and philanthropic donations are critically important in helping our current and future students with affordable, quality educational opportunities, and the chance to make an even greater impact in our local communities who are in desperate need of support in these challenging times,” said Touro University President Dr. Alan Kadish.
Recent awards include:
- To Touro College Graduate School of Social Work in New York, a $200,000 grant from the New York Community Trust to increase the number of students of color and from low-income backgrounds in graduate social work programs;
- To Touro College of Pharmacy in New York City, a five-year, $3,000,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to create a center of excellence to recruit and graduate more underrepresented minorities into pharmacy and to provide training and opportunities for faculty and students to address unmet pharmacy needs in underserved communities;
- At the proposed Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Montana, slated to open in fall 2023, a $225,000 grant from the Montana Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund for job creation resulting from the new medical school, along with a $1 million private gift guaranteed to launch a student-focused research program;
- To Touro Legal Center in Long Island, two grants totaling $90,000 from the New York State Legislature for clinics; a $25,000 scholarship from Board of Governors member Robert Abrams; a $5,000 scholarship from the Herman Goldman Foundation to benefit a diverse student and a $15,000 donation from the Natalie Bailly Kirschner Foundation for the school’s immigration clinic.