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Community Fundraising Events

Thank you for your interest in raising funds for the University of Michigan's Department of Internal Medicine. We are grateful for your gift of both time and fundraising dollars. Before you plan your event, please review our Community Fundraising Event Guidelines and our Community Fundraising Event Application for more information. In the meantime, please feel free to browse our current Community Fundraising initiatives. Thank you!

Community Fundraising Guidelines

Community Fundraising Application

Current Fundraising Events

Rugiero Casino Royale Fundraiser

On November 3, at the Italian American Club of Livonia, the Rugiero Promise Foundation hosted the Third Annual Casino Royale Fundraiser charity event of the year in honor and in memory of Antonio Rugiero, Senior. Antonio Rugiero was just 32 years old when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In 2008, nearly 40 years of living with the disease, Antonio Sr. passed away.

Over 400 people attend this celebration event, which featured a strolling supper, casino, entertainment and dancing, silent auction and prizes, as well as remarks by Dr.Massimo “Max” Pietropaolo and Dr. Martin Myers. Proceeds from this event will support the Antonio Rugiero Diabetes Research Fund at the U-M Brehm Center for Diabetes Research.
For more information about the Antonio Rugiero Diabetes Research Fund or the Rugiero Casino Royale Fundraiser, please visit

Greenview Hepatits C Foundation
Cooking Around the World Cookbook

The attractive and ethnically diverse 280-page cookbook, "Cooking Around the World," features 500 recipies, including over 100 of founder Debbie Green's well-tested family recipes. Besides being a useful family cookbook, it also makes an excellent Christmas, Hanukah or other gift. The cookbook costs $18 plus shipping and can be ordered at the Greenview Foundation for Hepatitis C Research Foundation's website. All proceeds benefit hepatitis C research at the University of Michigan.

Holiday Stockings for Chemotherapy Patients Project
October 2012 to December 2012

The Holiday Stockings for Chemotherapy Patients Project was founded in 1999 by a young woman named Lisa Cummins. Lisa, who was diagnosed with cancer, brought up an idea to make holiday stockings filled with items to pediatric and adult chemotherapy patients. Each patient receives one holiday stocking filled with goodies collected and donated by individuals. The reaction was so positive that it was continued, each year sewing, filling and distributing more than the last. Over the past 13 years, volunteers have sewn over 6,000 stockings and mittens to chemotherapy patients. In 2009, the volunteer group switched its focus from pediatric and adult to strictly adult. The stockings are given to patients at the U-M Canton Infusion Center, the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Infusion areas, the Ann Arbor VA and the Oncology inpatient units in UMHS. To volunteer or donate to this cause, please contact Susan Blaisdell at (734) 936-5310 or, or visit the Holiday Stockings for Chemotherapy Patients Project website.

Contact Us

Contact the University of Michigan Office of Medical Development and Alumni Relations for questions on planning your next fundraising event or questions to the current fundraising events!

University of Michigan
Office of Medical Development and Alumni Relations
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (866) 860-0026
Fax: (734) 998-8821