The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health (EPH) has as its focus cutting edge medical advances in epidemiology and population health. Its faculty contribute to all manner of technology transfer and applications that bear on medical studies and on the public's health. Gifts to the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health may be designated as either expendable or endowed. Expendable gifts may be to support students, for tuition or other educational expenses; for the support of research; or for outreach to the general community. In general, an expendable gift means that the principal is used for the purpose designated by the donor. This type of gift enables a donor to make an immediate impact. The permanence of an endowed fund, and your ability to name the fund after anyone you choose, makes this type of giving an excellent vehicle for honoring or perpetuating the memory of someone important to you.
Transferring marketable stock to Stanford in general and to E&PH in particular enables you the donor to support an area of medical research while reducing your tax bill. You can receive a charitable tax deduction while avoiding any capital gains tax that otherwise apply.
Planned gifts include many possibilities with special implications for taxes, including gifts through your estate, your will or revocable trust, and life income gifts. Life income gifts allow you to transfer assets now (for example, cash, securities, and real estate) and to receive income for a period of time, with the remainder going to Stanford. By including Stanford University School of Medicine, and in particular its Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, in your financial planning, you provide a gift that will live on, and will benefit current and future generations.
Instructions for how to give directly to the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health are included below. For more information, please contact its Director of Finance and Administration (DFA), Martha Kessler, who can be reached by phone at (650) 725-5360 or by e-mail (email@example.com). She will work with you and appropriate Stanford officials so that gift transfer is easy for you and also is recognized in suitable venues.