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Event Date: November 15, 2011

The inspired voices of the Honolulu Boy Choir greeted special guests, faculty and staff as they arrived at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) for an evening's celebration to honor the 2011 Dean's Circle members. Thanks to the generosity of donors, nearly $9 million has been raised in private support over the past two years to benefit the students, faculty, and programs at JABSOM.

Dean Jerris Hedges thanked the outstanding donors of 2011 and highlighted some of the newly established endowments and the impact they will make. Guests also heard from students, alumni, and faculty who shared how Dean Circle philanthropic support is making a difference in their lives, their careers, and their communities.

Donors play a critical role in making quality health care accessible to our island residents by helping JABSOM to train the next generation of physicians for Hawaiʻi. Their generosity is also fueling research advances and clinical outreach, particularly in rural and neighbor island communities. Ultimately by partnering with JABSOM, donors are helping improve the quality of life enjoyed by all.

Photos by: Dave Au