The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Development and Alumni Relations Department is the epicenter for philanthropy, connecting individual, business, and foundation partners to worthy projects in the school. Our mission is to support the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine's vision and financial needs in education, research, community, and patient care. There are as many ways to support the school as people who wish to make a difference.

Your giving is as unique as you are! Let us help you explore the giving opportunities that best fit your needs by calling 702-823-3705. You can also contact us at development@medicine.unlv.edu.

Support the School

Fundraising Pillars

Endowed Positions

It is expected that the students who are admitted to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine are the best and brightest in Nevada and the surrounding states. Once they are our students though, they will only be as successful as those faculty teaching them. The best faculty plays a significant role in creating the best physicians. Faculty support can come in the form of chairs, professorships, visiting lecturers, and additional training to support our residents and fellows.

Endowed Scholarships: Every Student Funded

Creating a scholarship in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine is akin to investing in the future of healthcare in Southern Nevada. Medical students represent hope and dreams for a healthier Southern Nevada for our families, friends, and the entire community.

Programs, Centers & Institutes

Recruiting specialty physicians and establishing centers of excellence is what makes an academic medical school best in class. Gifts to establish or support a program, center or institute are investments in areas of medical specialty that will grow Southern Nevada into a destination for the best in healthcare.


A medical school is often the leader in research within the university setting. Research gifts will help to find the best treatments and cures for important medical issues of our time.

Patient Care

As a public medical school, one of our most important charges is to care for the entire community including those most vulnerable, underserved, and those with no means to pay for services. A gift to patient care, ensures the care is here when every community member needs it.

Meet Our Team

Nikkie Preston, CHSP

Associate Director of Development
Phone: 702-823-3798

Virginia Weidenfeller, MSHROD, MSM

Development Coordinator
Phone: 702-823-3718

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises and manages private funds for the benefit of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tax ID# 94-2790134.