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:

Make a gift online by clicking the colored font to use Stanford's secure web site for giving.  There are three choices in the dropdown list.  Please choose "The Interventional Radiology Research Fund" if you intend to support Research; please choose "The Interventional Radiology Education/Training Fund" if you intend to support Education/Training activities;  If you prefer to identify a specific faculty as your fund steward, please choose "Other Stanford Designation" and specify your donation intention.  Example 1: to Support Dr. XXX for research.  Example 2:  Expendable fund under the direction of Dr. XXX.                                                                                                                           

Make a gift by Mail by clicking the colored font to download the donation form and return it with your gift to:
Gift Processor
Stanford Medical Center Development
485 Broadway,
4th Floor, MC:5470
Redwood City, CA 94063

If you need discuss a gift, please contact our development staff by calling 650-725-4360 or toll-free 866-543-0243 to discuss a gift.  

For gift receipts, please email or call: or 650-725-0627.

Opportunities to Support

Research Support

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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