Office of Institutional Advancement



Each year, the extended Jefferson family gathers together to look back on the year’s shared success and ahead to our new dreams. This tradition began in 2003 and we will be embarking on our 16th Annual Jefferson Gala this year. Over the past 15 years, the Jefferson Gala has raised over $15 Million.

At Jefferson, we improve lives. The generosity of our philanthropic partners enables us to do this exceptionally well. It is the fuel that powers Jefferson to ever greater heights in the firmament of excellence.

The Jefferson Gala has raised funds for the following programs and areas of research:

2018: The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship

2017: Jefferson’s Department of Surgery Research and Education Fund and the launch of the Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity

2016: Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

2015: Integrative medicine and advanced research in urology

2014: Jefferson’s research, education and clinical-care missions

2013: Jefferson-Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center and The Daniels Fund for Excellence in Primary Care

2012: Otolaryngology education programs and scholarship funding for medical students

2011: The Division of Cardiology

2010: Research and equipment at Wills Eye and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s surgical intensive care unit

2009: Joseph and Marie Field Laboratory for Cerebrovascular Research and education and research in thoracic surgery and endocrine surgery

2008: Prostate and bladder cancer research at the The Jefferson Department of Urology and The Jefferson Breast Care Center

2007: Jefferson Breast Care Center and the Digestive Disease Institute

2006: Scholarships for underrepresented medical students and melanoma research

2005: Jefferson Breast Center

2004: Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience and the Rothman Institute

2003: Integrative medicine and advanced research in urology