$1 Million Fund Honoring Dr. Michael Copass Close to Goal!

DonateYou can help ensure the future of our region’s outstanding paramedic training program with a gift to the Michael K. Copass, MD Endowed Fund for Paramedic Training. The $1 million campaign began two years ago and gifts totaling $740,000 have been donated to date!

Dr. Michael Copass

“To be a good medic, an individual has to be an unselfish person, willing to get up in the middle of the night to take care of people who are lonely or people who are different in terms of their lifestyles and be unimpressed by the differences – seeing disease for what it is, not for what it lives in.” —Michael K. Copass, MD

Gifts to the Copass Endowed Fund will:

  • Establish a consistent source of revenue to train paramedics now and in the future.
  • Earn the naming rights for the Michael K. Copass, MD Paramedic Training Room at Harborview Medical Center.
  • Honor Dr. Copass’ extraordinary service to our community.

Created in honor of Dr. Michael Copass, the Seattle physician known worldwide for his pioneering work in pre-hospital emergency care, the endowed fund’s principal will never be spent. The interest it generates will help cover the costs for training drills, medical books, state-of-the-art equipment, training aids and lab supplies — plus honorariums for guest lecturers and physician instructors.

Michael K. Copass, MD

Dr. Copass currently serves as the Director of the Medic One Paramedic Training Program and the Medical Director for Seattle Medic One.  He is an attending physician in the Division of Neurology at Harborview and the University of Washington Medical Center and recently retired after 35 years as Director of Emergency Services at Harborview Medical Center.  A long-time Board Member and past president of the Medic One Foundation Board of Directors, Dr. Copass’ legacy of rigorous, compassionate medical care is known worldwide. As a result of his dedication and service, our region’s Medic One system is now considered to be the gold standard for emergency medical care in the United States.

Giving to the Michael K. Copass, MD Endowed Fund for Paramedic Training

Making a gift in honor of Dr. Copass is easy and very much appreciated.  Outright or deferred gifts of cash, stock or other securities, and real estate are warmly welcomed and appropriately recognized. One time gifts or multi-year pledges can be made.

To make your gift online today, please click here.  To make a multi-year pledge, please click here to request a pledge form.  For more information or to discuss gift opportunities, please contact Jan Sprake at 206-744-9428 or via email at jsprake@mediconefoundation.org.

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