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The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery is supported by funds from private philanthropy, government and institutional grants and patient service revenue. While every source of funding is important, private philanthropic support is especially vital to the success of our department. Over the years, the generosity of alumni, friends and patients has enabled the department to attract new physicians and scientists, educate future otolaryngologists and initiate important research projects that have the potential to contribute scientific breakthroughs.

For your convenience, a number of giving options are available. These include outright gifts, appreciated assets such as securities and pledges payable over a three- to five-year period. We also have multiple established funds to which you may donate.

  • Otolaryngology General Gift Fund: These funds are used to support the department's most urgent needs.
  • Otolaryngology Resident Fund: These funds are used to support the otolaryngology residency training program.
  • The Head & Neck Cancer Institute: This important endeavor is the first of its kind in the Midwest. Launched in 2016, the institute is a part of the prestigious Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Opportunities are available to name and endow specific aspects of the institute, and all other gifts will help to achieve the full vision for this significant undertaking.
  • The Harold J. Pelzer, MD, DDS, Endowed Fund: The university seeks to honor Dr. Pelzer, whose 42-year career at Northwestern left an indelible imprint on countless patients, families and the university itself in a way that reflects his exemplary record of care. This fund will support two initiatives: the Harold J. Pelzer, MD, DDS, Endowed Lectureship for Compassionate Clinical Care, which was conceived as a way to prioritize compassion and ensure that it is taught and advanced as a paramount aspect of an otolaryngologist’s responsibility, and the Harold J. Pelzer, MD, DDS, Endowed Professorship in Head & Neck Surgery, a named professorship that will recognize Dr. Pelzer in perpetuity.

We welcome your partnership in helping us achieve our research and training aspirations. 

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Contact David McCreery for more information on supporting Feinberg’s Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.

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Development & Alumni Relations
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Arthur J. Rubloff Building, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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