The Hugh M. Gloster Society

In 2007, we launched the Hugh M. Gloster Society. Named in honor of one of MSM's esteemed founders and late president of Morehouse College, the Gloster Society was established to help grow philanthropy and to enhance our knowledge of exceptional generosity to the Institution. Any donor who gives $1,000[i] or more in a 12-month period is automatically a member of the Gloster Society.

To show our gratitude for your generous support, and to demonstrate the importance of your investment with our institution, we offer exclusive access and information to our Gloster Society members as outlined below:

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President’s Circle $25,000+

  • Invitation to annual Gloster event
  • Receive copy of Institution’s Annual Report
  • Access to services of the MSM Library[ii]
  • Annual conversation with President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice to discuss MSM’s strategic vision and hear breaking MSM news, including a Q&A
  • Exclusive access to events on the MSM campus, including special recognition and preferred parking

Leadership Circle $10,000

  • Invitation to annual Gloster event
  • Receive copy of Institution’s Annual Report
  • Access to services of the MSM Library
  • Annual conversation with President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice to discuss MSM’s strategic vision and hear breaking MSM news, including a Q&A

Catalyst’s Circle $5,000

  • Invitation to annual Gloster event
  • Receive copy of Institution’s Annual Report
  • Access to services of the MSM Library

Circle of Friends $1,000

  • Invitation to annual Gloster event
  • Receive copy of Institution’s Annual Report

In addition, all donors who invest in scholarships and/or endowed funds will receive an annual stewardship report, detailing fund health and use.


The Louis C. Brown Vanguard Award: Honoring Health Care Champions


Louis C. BrownIn 2009, MSM established the Louis C. Brown Vanguard Award. The award is named in honor of the late Atlanta internist and a founder of MSM. The Vanguard Award recognizes individuals whose pioneering spirit and demonstrated leadership have impacted issues of health disparities in Georgia and the nation.

Inaugural Vanguard Award recipients were A.D. "Pete" Correll, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and retired chairman of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Michael B. Russell, CEO of H.J. Russell & Company and member of the Board of Directors of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation.
 
The late Louis C. Brown, M.D. was a prominent African- American internist in Atlanta and past president of the Georgia State Medical Association. In 1969, he served as a member of the Georgia Health Manpower Task Force, which discovered that Georgia ranked well below the national average in number of physicians per capita — 28 percent of the state’s population was African-American, but only two percent of the state’s doctors were Black.

Moreover, the study documented the need to train more African-American physicians for medically underserved African-American communities in urban and rural areas of Georgia. Dr. Brown brought the committee’s findings to the Atlanta University Center’s college presidents and recommended to use the report as a basis for establishing a medical school within the AUC. became a reality thanks to the efforts of Dr. Brown; Dr. Gloster; Joseph N. Gayles, Ph.D.; Alice Gloster Green Burnette; Thomas E. Norris, Ph.D.; Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.; Edgar E. Smith, Ph.D.; and Clinton E. Warner, Jr., M.D.
 

2019 Vanguard Award - Georgia Power 

Past recipients of the Louis C. Brown Vanguard Award include:

  • 2022 - Home Depot
  • 2019 - Georgia Power
  • 2018 - Kaiser Permanente
  • 2017 - Henry "Hank" Aaron, Baseball Legend
  • 2016 - Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority
  • 2015 - Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., President Emeritus, , former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • 2014 - David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Director, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health,16th U. S. Surgeon General
  • 2013 - John E. Maupin, D.D.S., Fifth President of MSM
  • 2012 - Clinton E. Warner, M.D., Posthumous
  • 2011 - Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • 2010 - Donna W. Hyland, President and CEO, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • 2009 - M. Delmar Edwards, M.D., (posthumous)
  • 2008 - Douglas C. Pullen, Former Superior Court Judge, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit

Health Equity IMPACT Awards

In 2022, MSM debuted the Health Equity IMPACT Awards. Health equity is about giving people, what they need, when they need it, in the amount they need, in order reach their optimal level of health.

facilitates this by who we educate and train, the discoveries we pursue, who we partner with, how we deliver care, and how we engage the communities we serve.

These criteria were used to select the 2022 Inaugural Health Equity IMPACT Awardees:

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative, which provided $26.4 million to reduce the medical school debt of Black MD students, ensuring that they could focus on their education instead of struggling with finances, and for their support of MSM’s COVID-19 mobile vaccination unit. Bloomberg Philanthropies first partnered with MSM as part of a $100 million gift to the four historically Black medical schools — the larg­est-ever individual philanthropic gift received by these medical schools at the time — to help address the con­nection between Black health and wealth, the dearth of Black doctors in America, and the disproportionate financial burden Black medical students face.

  • CommonSpirit Health, which partnered with MSM to create the More in Common Alliance, a decade-long, $100 million investment to address the underlying causes of health inequities, including under-representation of Black clinicians, through new undergraduate and graduate medical education programs.

  • Goldman Sachs, whose One Million Black Women investment initiative awarded MSM a grant to support the Center for Maternal Health Equity and its efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, particularly the disproportionate pregnancy-related mortality rate that Black women face in comparison to white women.

  • Novartis and the Novartis US Foundation, who are co-creating programs with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBUs) to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion across the research and development ecosystem, including the creation of three research Centers of Excellence at to address the root causes of systemic disparities in health outcomes.

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, which created The Just Project and donated $32 million worth of diagnostic instruments, test kits and related supplies, and technical assistance to HBCUs, including MSM, that sought to establish or expand their laboratories and provide regular on-campus COVID-19 testing.

  • Color Health, who continues to provide a fast, accurate COVID-19 testing program to maintain MSM’s workforce compliance throughout the pandemic.

[i] Excludes gifts made to capital improvement and the permanent endowment

[ii] Gloster members may visit the library Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or use email to request research materials. Gloster members may also contact library staff for assistance and consultation for research-related matters. Please note that the student study rooms are reserved for currently enrolled MSM students.