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Funders and Donors

We are grateful to all our generous supporters.

As a not-for-profit institution of higher education, Samuel Merritt University (SMU) depends on visionary individuals, foundations and corporations to ensure that the medical/surgical equipment we use and the facilities of the Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC) are up to date with what is used in real clinical practice. We thank them for recognizing the value and potential of simulation in preparing health professionals for clinical practice.


Foundation Supporters ↑ 

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) is pivotal to the success of SMU Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC). It was thanks to GBMF that SMU was selected as one of the two charter sites in the Bay Area Simulation Collaborative (BASC), which first introduced high-fidelity simulation training to nursing students and practicing nurses in Northern Alameda County. Subsequent funding from the GBMF allowed SMU to add a new key new staff position—simulation coordinator-nursing—to the HSSC.

The Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation provided critical start-up funding for construction of the HSSC in 2006. They continue to be supportive of Samuel Merritt University (SMU) and its new educational initiatives.


Corporate Supporters ↑ 

GE Healthcare. This global company traces its origins to inventor Thomas A. Edison, who founded what is now GE more than 100 years ago. At SMU’s HSSC we are grateful to GE for its donation of the anesthesia machines we use in simulation scenarios.


Individual Supporters ↑ 

Global corporations and major foundations are not alone in providing charitable gifts to SMU and its HSSC. You may play a role in the future of healthcare simulation with your gift to SMU. Every gift makes a difference. Learn how you may help . . .