Build a Healthier Arizona

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is thrilled to announce the Brick by Brick Endowment Fund to Build a Healthier Arizona. Community members, faculty, students and staff are invited to make a $250 investment in the College and leave a permanent legacy behind with a brick displayed in your honor in the Health Sciences Education Building canyon.

Meet Dr. Joan Rankin Shapiro: Researcher. Wife. Mother. Bubbe. She has bricks to memorialize her parents, honor her children and celebrate her grandchildren.

Be like Joan.

“I wanted to teach my grandkids that they can participate, be involved and make a difference in a great institution like this. What I’ve learned is how important it is to give back by whatever means you can.”

Purchase a Brick

  1. Secure online registration form on the UA Foundation web site.


Contact Liz Kaplan, senior director of Development, 602-827-2798.

Donations to the Brick by Brick Endowment Fund are 100 percent tax deductible.


About the College

Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 593 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,400 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.