The Philanthropy Committee coordinates with the Development Officer and Director of Finance to: 

  • Cultivate major gift prospects to solicit larger donations (> $1000) from SGIM members;
  • Solicit annual donations from all members via SGIM’s Forging Our Future program; 
  • Promote SGIM’s Legacy Program, where SGIM members include SGIM in their giving plans and bequests;
  • Communicate with donors to ensure appropriate recognition and engagement; 
  • Nurture a culture of philanthropy in SGIM, including activities that encourage general donations from all members;
  • Cultivate relationships with major external funders; and, 
  • Pursue new funding opportunities. 

Group Leaders

Mark Schwartz, MD

Group Position
Professional Role
Professor & Vice Chair
New York University School of Medicine

Jada Bussey-Jones, MD, FACP

Group Position
Council Liaison
Professional Role
Senior Professor, Department of Medicine / Chief of General Medicine
Emory University

Liz Davey, MBA

Group Position
Staff Liaison
Professional Role
Development Officer