Make a Gift

Maintaining Stanford's excellence depends more than ever on private philanthropy. Charitable gifts to the Stanford University Department of Interventional Radiology provide critical support for innovative research as well as new and advanced patient care and services. Your support enables us to advance promising new research and treatment programs, train future generations of physicians and scientists, expand vital support services and share our knowledge with the community.

How to Contribute

Gifts to Interventional Radiology can be made in several ways:

To contribute to the clinical care fund and/or research funds for Interventional Radiology:

  • Online – Make a gift online by using Stanford's secure web site for giving.
  • By Mail or Fax – Print and complete this donation form and return it with your gift to:

    Stanford University Interventional Radiology
    c/o Development Services
    PO Box 20466
    Stanford, CA 94309
    Fax: 650.723.0020

    Call Us – Contact our development staff by calling 650.725.2504 to discuss a gift.

To contribute to the building of the New Stanford Hospital:

  • Online – Make a gift online by using Stanford's secure web site for giving.
  • Mail or Fax:

    Medical Center Development
    c/o Development Services
    PO Box 20466
    Stanford, CA 94309
    Fax: 650.723.0020

Opportunities to Support

Charitable contributions to Stanford Interventional Radiology & Stanford Hospital and Clinics come in many shapes and sizes – through outright cash, appreciated securities and bequests, to gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one or close friend. When making your next gift to Stanford Interventional Radiology, please keep the following giving ideas in mind. Our development staff is here to assist you with your philanthropic plans and decisions. Dr. Hofmann would be happy to meet with you and discuss all the opportunities to participate in advancing the research mission of Stanford Interventional Radiology.

The Interventional Radiology Fund

Stanford Interventional Radiology's Annual Fund is a valuable source of unrestricted support that impacts every aspect of the Department, including research, patient care and services, physician and scientist training, and community outreach. With gifts to this Fund, we are able to respond more rapidly to new ideas and to support areas of greatest promise.

Program Support You may choose to designate your gift for a specific purpose, such as patient care, research, education. You may also choose to support the work of a particular physician, researcher or clinical specialty area. Contact our development staff for the full range of available funding opportunities. A few are options highlighted below:

  • Stanford IR Venous Research
    This fund's goal is to continue to support the innovative research of the faculty in the field of May-Thurner Syndrome, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary embolus. Stanford Interventional Radiology has a long tradition of developing new therapies in this space. Your contribution will facilitate more rapid translation from the laboratory to the bedside. Click on this link to see our recent scientific publications in this area.
  • Stanford Interventional Oncology
    This fund's goal is to support innovative minimally invasive image-guided therapies for cancer. This fund supports translational and clinical research. We collaborate with medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and others to develop new patient therapies. Click on this link to see our recent scientific publications in this area.
  • Stanford Interventional Radiology IVC Filter Fund
    The IVC Filter Fund supports the Stanford IVC Filter Clinic -- a national and international referral center dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from embedded IVC filters and filter-related complications. The Clinic is directed by Dr. William T. Kuo, MD, FSIR, FCCP. Although our prior research has already led to breakthrough therapies, much more work is needed to further improve our treatment protocols and to expand access to specialized care for many patients still suffering from this condition. Based on the donor's wishes, contributions to the IVC Filter Fund can be designated to support ongoing clinical research at Stanford or donations can be directed to a special patient-care fund.
    Stanford IVC Filter website
  • IR Clinical Care Fund
    The IR Clinical Care fund helps to defray procedure costs of Interventional Radiology patients in financial need from around the country and around the world who are awaiting necessary treatment. We sincerely appreciate your generosity.

Endowment Support

Endowed gifts create a lasting legacy for the donor and provide a perpetual source of support for Stanford Interventional Radiology. Income from the endowment allows us to attract and retain the best physicians and scientists, and provides needed resources to establish and sustain programs in research, patient care and treatment. Examples of endowment support include:

  • Professorships – An endowed professorship is the highest honor the University can bestow on a faculty member. It is awarded to the physician or scientist whose work best represents the ideals of the University and distinguishes its holder as a leader in medicine.
  • Faculty Scholar Fund – An endowed faculty scholar fund honors, encourages and supports outstanding young faculty members at the very beginning of their careers. Such awards last for three or four years – a period long enough to complete a segment of work but short enough to make the fund available to other qualified candidates.

The New Stanford Hospital

Hospital of today can be a rewarding and meaningful way to contribute to the hospital of tomorrow. The Stanford Hospital's Planned Giving team can help you with everything from simple bequests to gifts of retirement plan assets, real property, appreciated securities, and the complete range of life income gifts, including charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and pooled income funds

Ways to Give

Tribute Gifts

Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend, or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. Stanford will inform the person you designate that a gift has been made in their honor or in memory of their loved one. Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to show your support for Stanford's programs.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match gifts made by their employees to non-profit organizations. If your employer has a matching gifts program your gift to Stanford Interventional Radiology could be doubled. Contact your human resource department to see if they will match your donation. They will provide you with a matching gift form for you to fill out and return with your donation.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts often receive special tax benefits and include gifts through your estate, gifts of principal that pay you income for life, and gifts of retirement plan assets, real property or other complex assets. Planned gifts can be tailored to meet your current and future needs and can provide you with tax savings and other benefits. Examples of some common planned gifts include:

  • Bequests – Giving by bequest costs nothing now, yet it may give you a great deal of satisfaction to know that your future gift will live on. A gift through your will or trust is entirely free from federal estate taxes. You may make a bequest and retain the ability to change it at any time.
  • Life Income Gifts – Life income gifts are created when you transfer cash, securities, real estate or other assets to Stanford. The University then invests those assets, and you or another beneficiary receives a stream of income for life, after which the principal comes to Stanford. Donors of life income gifts help to secure Stanford Interventional Radiology's future in addition to their own.

Publicly Traded Securities and Other Non-Cash Assets

Gifts to Stanford Interventional Radiology can also be made with non-cash assets, such as real estate and publicly traded securities. Publicly traded securities can be used to make any type of charitable gift: lifetime outright gifts, life income gifts or bequests. In making such gifts, you receive a charitable income or estate tax deduction and may defer or avoid altogether the recognition of long-term capital gain in those securities. Publicly traded securities held in a brokerage account may be transferred electronically to Stanford University. Please use our online giving application or contact the Interventional Radiology development staff to make a gift of publicly traded securities.

Special Events

If you are thinking of hosting a special event to raise funds for Stanford Interventional Radiology, please contact our development staff for information on community fundraising policies and procedures.

Contact the Development Staff

For more information on making a gift to the Stanford University Department of Radiology section, Interventional Radiology, please contact:

Medical Center Development
Phone: 650.725.2504
Email: Medical Giving