partners & Friends
ATSU enjoys a strong heritage and rich tradition of providing quality medical and healthcare education programs to our students thanks to the generosity of our alumni, faculty, staff, and other friends who have contributed selflessly of their time and resources throughout the years.
These partnerships have been the foundation of our success. ATSU’s success is our donors’ success. Our partners and friends have affected ATSU’s growth into an integrated University representing four schools on two campuses, and have maintained the University at the forefront of whole person healthcare education.
What is the Still Society?
This elite donor circle is composed of a diverse group of alumni, Still Partners, friends, corporations, foundations, and student organizations. Still Society members are the pillars of philanthropic support for A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. They embrace the University’s mission to train highly skilled osteopathic physicians, and through their philanthropic spirit and charitable gifts, members advance the future of osteopathic medical education within all disciplines of healthcare.
Why should I become a member?
A.T. Still University is a private, not-for-profit institution and therefore relies upon the philanthropic spirit and gifts of our donors. Through their charitable investments, Still Society members ensure the future of the University by:
- Assisting in the recruitment/retention of highly skilled student doctors and faculty
- Sustaining ongoing programs and academic departments
- Maintaining existing structures, expanding facilities, and integrating advanced technology in medical education
- Ensuring financial resources to allow the University to capitalize on new opportunities
Still Society members affirm their belief in osteopathic principles through their financial investments and personal leadership. They are the philanthropic role models for future generations of osteopathic physicians.
How do I become a member?
Two levels of giving are recognized within the Still Society.
Annual membership is attained and recognized by making an annual gift of $5,000 or more within one calendar year.
Lifetime membership is attained and recognized by establishing a lifetime giving record of $50,000 or more through outright or future gifts.
Recognition for members
Still Society members are offered exclusive opportunities to become well informed about the University and its Colleges. Annually, University representatives and students honor members during a Founder’s Day reception on the Kirksville Campus and a luncheon held in conjunction with the AOA Convention. These events provide members the opportunity to learn firsthand of the University’s advancements in healthcare on the Kirksville and Arizona campuses and the occasion to meet with those whom their charitable gifts impact.
Investing in the future of ATSU
For more than 100 years, the tradition of excellence in medical education has endured and flourished at ATSU. This strong tradition is a direct result of the generosity of alumni and friends who have chosen to provide a lasting legacy for ATSU – an investment in the future.
The Legacy Society has been established to recognize the important commitments of alumni and friends who have made planned gifts to ATSU, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, trusts, life insurance, and other future financial commitments. This society provides ATSU an opportunity to thank donors today for their future gifts for tomorrow.
The ATSU Board of Trustees, faculty, and students invite you to invest in the future of ATSU and become a member of the Legacy Society. If you have already included the University in your estate plans, you are encouraged to inform ATSU of your planned gift and receive recognition for your generosity by printing and completing the Legacy Society Donor Response Form and mailing the completed form to the address below.
If you would like to make a planned gift, please let our planned giving officers assist you to better understand understand your options and ensure that your wishes and requests are properly executed.
Benefits of membership
Legacy Society members receive special benefits in acknowledgment of their support.
- A signed letter of appreciation and a Legacy Society lapel pin to symbolize their membership
- Inclusion on mailing list for Healthy Investments, a quarterly financial and estate planning newsletter
- Recognition as a Legacy Society member in appropriate University publications (if desired)
- Invitations to special University events
All planned gifts qualify for recognition in ATSU's Legacy Society. Please print, complete, and mail the Legacy Society Donor Response Form to:
A.T. Still University
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO 63501