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Annual Development Survey

Background Information on the AAMC Annual Development Survey

Since 1999, the AAMC has been building a national benchmarking database of fundraising programs at medical schools and teaching hospitals. This database is a product of the data submitted each year by AAMC member institutions.

The survey and its resulting database are designed to:

  • assist medical school deans and teaching hospital CEOs in assessing the effectiveness of their institutional fundraising
  • enable members to benchmark their development programs against those of other institutions
  • compile and report national trends in fundraising at medical schools and teaching hospitals

2016 Survey
The 2016 survey is now closed. Survey results and data benchmarking tools will be available later this fall.

Webinar Playback Available: Fundraising Trends in Academic Medicine
Understanding key metrics, trends, and benchmarks in fundraising can help you demonstrate your program’s value, and compare the effectiveness of your institution’s development program against that of your peers. The AAMC Development Survey highlights national trends in fundraising at medical schools and teaching hospitals, and provides participating institutions with individual results and comparison reports. This webinar, held on November 2, examined what the 2015 survey results reveal about the size and scope of philanthropy programs at medical schools and teaching hospitals, and how you can access the survey results to assess your own fundraising program.

2015 Survey Results

Executive Summary  and Infographic  of the 2015 AAMC Annual Development Survey are available to the public —Released September 2016


1999-2015 Development Survey Reports and Data Benchmarking Tools

Development Survey online reports and benchmarking tools are available only to participating institutions for any given year of data collection.


Did my institution participate in the 2015 survey?

2015 AAMC Development Survey Participating Institutions by Institution Type 


2016 Annual Development Survey

For additional information, please contact developmentsurvey@aamc.org.