WMed Philanthropy Team

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs proudly supports WMed by building and coordinating connections with students, faculty, donors, alumni, and friends of the medical school and promoting its mission through meaning philanthropy. Our department is responsible for cultivating relationships with donors and strengthening our ties within the community to further our mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners to be exceptional Clinicians, Leaders, Educators, Advocates, and Researchers of tomorrow. Also referred to as the WMed philanthropy team, we are committed to building, cultivating, and stewarding relationships in order to secure the necessary resources and financial support to enhance the experience for all WMed constituents. 

Our office strives to create meaningful engagement with alumni and to offer programs and services that bring value to their lives while enabling them to serve their alma mater. We sponsor a broad spectrum of programs and activities aimed at connecting and supporting our faculty, staff, alumni, students, residents, and friends of the medical school. We also supervise and direct the planning and coordination of fundraising events involving selected student/alumni affairs for WMed.

Jack Mosser, PhD
Jack Mosser, PhD

Jack Mosser, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs

Lori Larsen
Lori Larsen

Lori Larsen, Manager of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement

Joel Saukas
Joel Saukas

Joel Saukas, Advancement Services and Digital Engagement Coordinator

Samantha Putman
Samantha Putman

Samantha Putman, On-Call Communications and Special Events Student Assistant


WMed Philanthropy Council

The WMed Philanthropy Council is a diverse and dedicated group of WMed faculty and staff along with local business leaders who work to inspire, encourage, and advocate for philanthropic gifts to advance the mission of the medical school. WMed is grateful to these philanthropic leaders who are driven to be part of something greater than themselves and share our vision for excellence in research, education, and patient care.

For more information about the WMed Philanthropy Council, please contact Jack Mosser, associate dean for Development and Alumni Affairs by phone at 269.337.6335 or by email.

Mailing Address

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine 
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 

Physical Location

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is located on the third floor of the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus in downtown Kalamazoo. The address is 300 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008.

For general inquiries or information on volunteering or fundraising, please email us.