Development and Community Relations
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Scholarship Recipients





“My education at CMS is beyond my expectations and I am really glad to have trained here. I eventually found my passion in family medicine and serving the under-served. My interests have actually found global health to be my primary calling in the future. I hope to form a relationship with a developing country’s family residency program and to visit several times a year to train residents. However long this will take, the one thing that keeps me from obtaining this calling is student debt…Your contribution is an act of grace and encouragement to keep me focused on the goal.”

Henry Del Rosario, CMS ‘14





“My vision correlated with RFUMS’s core purpose, which is why I chose to attend Chicago Medical School. I came to know RFUMS provided a productive learning experience full of active, respectful and professional professors. It provides its students with a supportive learning environment along with various leadership and research opportunities…With this scholarship I gain reassurance and positive reinforcement for continuing to follow my dreams and aspirations.”

Sakshi Sahni, CMS ‘16





“One of the many reasons I was drawn to Rosalind Franklin was that this school provided the opportunity to pursue both an MD/MHA path through a dual enrollment program…Upon completing my education at RFUMS, I hope to help foster the constructive interprofessionalism necessary to achieve a more efficient work environment and, ultimately, improved patient care…I look forward to the challenges remaining in my final year of medical school and of those to come in residency, and hope to one day help future students achieve their goals as you have helped me.”

Dane Doctor, CMS ‘14


“By being accepted to the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, I have gotten closer to achieving my dream...There were so many who helped along the way and I am very grateful for all the help that my family received. I believe the only way to repay all the help is to serve the patients with a sincere heart.”

Jinsung Yoon, SCPM ’17 




“By awarding me the Scholl Merit Scholar Award you have lightened my financial burden which will allow me to concentrate on the most important aspect of podiatric medical school, learning. I hope that one day I will be able to give back to the students of podiatric medicine, just as you have done.”

Emily Brown, SCPM ’17





“After I complete my education at RFUMS, my goal is to join a podiatric medical practice that is focused on serving its patients and providing excellent care...I cannot thank you enough for making my dream possible. Please know that I will never forget your generosity and I will continue to strive for excellence in everything I encounter during podiatric medical school and thereafter. I will uphold this scholarship with the utmost integrity.”

John Bonvillan, SCPM ’17

Lauren Kuta

Lauren Kuta

Top Secret clearance. Routing CIA messages. Cryptographic equipment. It all sounds like something out of the next Mission Impossible movie, but it’s not. It is straight out of the life of Lauren Kuta, College of Pharmacy student. Read more...

Ansgar Olsen

Ansgar Olsen

Diabetes affects 246 million people worldwide, including 23.6 million in the United States alone. Zebrafish, a small guppy-like fish from southeast Asia, can regenerate nearly all its body parts. Read more...

Charmi Shah

Charmi Shah

Neither the study nor the practice of medicine are solitary endeavors. Charmi Shah has known from day one that she will be part of a medical team that works together to care for its patients. Read more...

Planned Giving

Dr. Morningstar IPEC building Supporting the Next Century

Planned gifts, such as bequests, living trusts, or life insurance, can have a lasting impact on Rosalind Franklin University’s future. Read more... 

Community Relations News

 Kids 1st

Kids 1st: 20 Years of Helping Children

On August 1, the Kids 1st Health Fair reached its 20th year of providing free health screenings to local families. Rosalind Franklin University has been an early supporter of this event and has worked in partnership with the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center and the United Way of Lake County to offer these critical services.  Read more...
 Thomas Friedman

Friedman Visits Campus

To better understand the challenges in education today, Rosalind Franklin University is co-hosting a speaker series on the state of education in America and its effect on global competitiveness and human potential. Read more... 

Inspiring Students in Our Local Communities

As Latino youth pursue higher education, they face several challenges, including financial cost and the lack of role models. Read more... 


Shella Blue
Director of Foundation and Grant Relations
Room 1.320 - BSB
Office: 847-578-8807

Christine M. López, B.A., M.Ed.
Executive Director of Community Relations and Stewardship
Room 1.313 - BSB
Office: 847-578-8786

Elizabeth Mayer
Director of Donor Relations
Room 1.321 - BSB
Office: 847-578-3223

Amanda Pabon, MS, MBA
HPEC Project Manager
Room 1.316 - BSB
Office: 847-578-8312

Jesus Ruiz
Community Relations and Special Projects Officer
Room 1.317 - BSB
Office: 847-578-8785                         

Mark Russell
Director of Annual Giving
Room 1.312 - BSB
Office: 847-578-8340

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