Mount Olympus is the setting for the annual Alliance Foundation Fundraiser Dinner! Join Gods and Goddess on Friday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. at the St. Louis Renaissance Airport Hotel as part of MSMA's Annual Convention to support Missouri's medical students.
Building on Alliance President Barbara Hover's State theme, "The Power to Make a Difference," symbolized by the strong arm holding a thunderbolt, our Foundation Fundraiser is a Dinner & Auction, where you will solve the mystery, "Who Stole Zeus' Thunderbolt?"
Participants need not brush up on their Greek mythology. Athenian Goddesses will be on hand to offer clues to the mystery of the missing thunderbolt. Guests are invited to dress as their favorite God or Goddess and support the Foundation scholarship program, which helps Missouri high school graduates studying medicine at one of our state's medical schools. Dinner tickets are $120 per person, with $50 donated directly to the Foundation program of your choice.
Attendees will have many opportunities to both win prizes and bid on auction items. A silent auction will offer a way to contribute, along your enthusiastic bidding to bring something unique back to your home.
Because the Alliance is a non-profit organization, we appreciate any help from the Community of Medicine to participate in our event. You can contribute to the success of our Fundraiser in one of several ways:
1.) Attendance (please see attached registration for details - page three of this document). 2.) Donation of a tangible item for our silent auction such as gourmet dining gift certificates, sports tickets, theatre tickets, condo vacations, artwork, jewelry, gadgets, unique items, and favorite wines and gift baskets. 3.) A donation directly to the Foundation of your choice with the opportunity to have your name listed as a "Mount Olympus God/Goddess Foundation Sponsor" in our official program.
Missouri State Medical Foundation/Alliance Scholarship Program
Scholarship recipients will be chosen from a pool of registered full-time students in an accredited school of medicine in Missouri, working toward an MD or DO degree.
Currently, there are two osteopathic and four allopathic accredited medical schools in Missouri: 1. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine 2. Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 3. Saint Louis University School of Medicine 4. University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine 5. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine 6. Washington University School of Medicine
One-thousand dollar scholarships will be awarded annually on a rotating basis by schools in alphabetical order. It is possible that more than one scholarship for each school will be available annually, depending on the distribution amount. It is also possible that no scholarships will be available, based on the distribution amount.
MSMAA has identified the following, in order of importance, as the primary criteria for the scholarship candidates: 1. Academic achievement 2. In need of financial aid 3. MSMA medical student member 4. Missouri high school graduate 5. Currently in year three of a Missouri medical school
During the fall semester, letter(s) will be sent to the recipient school(s)’ financial aid officers by the Committee with instructions on how to select the recipient(s) of the MSMAA scholarship(s).