Endowments: Create a Lasting Legacy

Supporting an endowment is an excellent way of providing for the present, while also creating substantial funding for the future. An endowment’s principal is preserved and the investment earnings are available annually to support a specific MetroHealth program or initiative.

When you establish an endowment, you create a permanent legacy of support for MetroHealth and its mission. There are several ways to initiate an endowment at MetroHealth.

Establish an endowment

  • Professorships or Chairs
    Provide an annual source of income enabling the holder to pursue innovative programs and initiatives in medical education and research. Endowed professorships are a collaborative effort between MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

  • Fellowships
    Provides an annual source of income to support the recruitment and retention of faculty who have the potential to be exceptional researchers or clinicians.

  • Lectureships
    Provides an annual source of income to support the expenses associated with bringing a visiting lecturer to MetroHealth.

  • Endowed Fund
    Provides annual source of income to support patient care, education and research. 

Recent endowments include

The Randall D. Cebul, MD, Visiting Professor Endowed Lectureship

Newly established in memory of the late Dr. Randy Cebul, a renowned public health physician and health equity champion, this endowment supports an annual visiting professor lecture in Population Health and Equity Research and fosters ongoing learning in this area.

The Christopher Brandt and Beth Sersig Endowment in Family Medicine

This endowment supports excellence in education and research in MetroHealth’s Department of Family Medicine, which is recognized for its dedicated faculty, innovative practice settings, the diverse populations served, its emphasis on healthcare equity and the mission to take care of all patients in Cuyahoga County regardless of their ability to pay. The endowment will help to ensure continued innovation and opportunity in Family Medicine at MetroHealth into the future.

The Alfred Cyril Pinchak, MD, Research Endowment in Anesthesiology

Named in honor of retired MetroHealth anesthesiologist Dr. Alfred Pinchak, this endowment supports research, education and recruitment of key personnel in the Department of Anesthesiology at MetroHealth. Additional support will activate a related professorship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Benjamin S. Gerson Endowment

This endowment supports MetroHealth’s Benjamin S. Gerson Family Resource Center, which connects patients with community resources after a life-altering event, going beyond rehabilitative therapy to support them as they navigate their new normal. Patients are often seen for traumatic injuries (e.g., spinal cord or brain injury resulting from motor vehicle accidents) and neurologic and vascular diseases (such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and amputation). Patients—many of whom are at-risk and low-income—are referred to resources to assist them with finding accessible housing, financial counseling, mortgage modifications, transportation, home health and respite care, medical equipment, behavioral health and substance use treatment, support groups, preventative care, recreation and wellness, vocational services and more.

The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute Endowed Professorship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

An endowed professorship is the most prestigious honor that can be bestowed on a faculty member. It celebrates significant contributions to research, scholarship and advancements in the field and is critical for attracting and retaining the highest quality talent. In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine, this endowment will provide a guaranteed stream of income to continue and expand innovative research, facilitate innovative collaborations, attract talented clinicians and scientists, and support faculty retention in physical medicine and rehab.


If you are interested in learning more about our full list of endowments and how to establish or support one, contact Lynn Iams to learn more: [email protected], 216-389-8623