Why I Give Vivian Cabral (SPH’97)
“I give back because I have been given so much… I am investing in promising students and professors from all over the world, with the hope of realizing long-term returns in the form of a healthier, safer, and more peaceful world.”
We are tremendously grateful to the alumni and friends of the school who invest their time and resources towards advancing our mission of creating the conditions that improve the health of all, especially vulnerable populations. Contributions—large and small—truly make a difference in strengthening the School as an agent of change in the world.
There are ten key ways that philanthropy helps to move our work forward. These opportunities align with Think, Teach, Do: the school’s three axes of inspiration. We generate knowledge (think), we educate (teach) and we aim to create healthier populations (do). The following pages illustrate some of the 10 ways that benefactors have stepped up to support SPH as we engage in the issues that advance the public’s health and commit to having an impact on the most compelling public health challenges of our time.
Thank you for all for your work and for your support of the School.
Colton-Cupples Visiting Scholars Fund
This fund was established in 2016 to bring leaders in biostatistics of national and international repute to the Department of Biostatistics at BUSPH.
Global Student Engagement
Santander Scholars Program
For the last six years, a partnership between Santander Bank and Boston University has provided support for practicums in the Field Practice Program of the Department of Global Health. It has supported 307 SPH students on international practicums in 48 countries.
BU Activist Lab
The Sunshine Lady
For Doris Buffett, Founder and President of the Sun-Shine Lady Foundation and Sister of Warren Buffett, it all began during the great depression.