Why Should I Give?

The Employee Giving Campaign allows faculty and staff to give directly to the students of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.

By participating in this campaign, you are sending a powerful message that you support BCOM and its mission to develop the physician workforce in the Southwest and to foster learning, compassion and respect in our students.

Funds raised through the Employee Giving Campaign are exclusively dedicated to supporting learning and research initiatives. One hundred percent of your donation will support BCOM medical students and researchers via the Southwest Foundation for Osteopathic Education and Research (SWFOER). The mission of SWFOER is to provide financial support to BCOM students and for medical and academic related research. Learn more at swfoer.org.

What is the Power Hour?

The Power Hour equates to donating one hour of your time each month to BCOM students. Instead of giving a set dollar amount, we ask that you donate the equivalent of 60 minutes of your paycheck each month. The amount will be calculated to be deducted from each bi-weekly paycheck, but will only equate to one full hour each month. If enough BCOM colleagues contribute just one hour, together we can jointly fund scholarships, learning initiatives and other opportunities, such as travel for students to present posters and research at conferences.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll?

Enrolling in the Employee Giving Campaign is simple. Just fill out the payroll deduction form available here. The form asks for your employee email, department and where you would like your donation directed.

When will the deductions begin?

Payroll deductions for your donation will start during the pay cycle immediately following the month your enrollment form is received. For example, if you submit your form on November 15, your deductions will begin January 1.

How long will I be donating?

Your donations will continue each month until you decide to cancel. You can contact Human Resources at any time to cancel your commitment. You can also change your contribution at any time by submitting a new payroll deduction form.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes! The Employee Giving Campaign is considered a tax-deductible gift. At the end of the year, SWFOER can provide a receipt with your total amount given for tax purposes. Receipts are made available upon request.

Student Excellence Fund

The Student Excellence Fund recognizes students who are going above and beyond in their academic studies and community involvement by providing scholarships to offset the costs of their tuition, books, room and board, and other education related expenses.

President’s Excellence Fund

The President’s Excellence Fund has been established to fund scholarships and to provide financial assistance for students to travel to national conferences where they will have opportunities to network, present their research projects and enhance their education through additional coursework.

Research Excellence Fund

The Research Excellence Fund is designed to provide funding for BCOM students and faculty to conduct research projects in the academic realms of biomedical and clinical sciences, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and medical education.