Graduating class donates to COVID-19 relief efforts
The School of Medicine graduating Class of 2020 has been hard at work to charitably contribute to the following COVID-19 relief efforts:
- Student drive to donate individual $1,200 coronavirus economic impact checks to support Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients (mostly single mothers and their families); expanded testing and dignified care in developing countries; and St. Louis-based relief organizations.
- Student campaign to request leftover WUSM Commencement funds be charitably spent; Dean David Perlmutter, MD, donated $20,000 in available funds to Casa de Salud, which delivers high-quality clinical and mental health services for uninsured and underinsured patients, focusing on new immigrants and refugees.
- Class of 2020 Alumni Association gifts to support WashU Crisis Response Fund (helping financially vulnerable students and furloughed WashU employees).