Types of Gifts
Browse the types of gifts you can make to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
Gifts from corporations or foundations can provide critical support for our efforts to advance innovative research and compassionate patient care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
Corporations or foundations may support specific initiatives or make unrestricted gifts for cancer research or patient care — gifts that will support our most pressing needs and allow us the flexibility to expedite our pursuit of new clinical or scientific priorities.
For additional information about a corporate or foundation gift, contact the Development Office at 412-623-4700 or email email@example.com.
Endowment funds play a fundamental role in supporting and helping to advance the missions of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Endowment funds are permanent legacies that provide significant donor recognition as well as vital annual income in perpetuity for UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
For more information on endowments, major gifts, and other naming opportunities, please call our Development Office at 412-623-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial gifts, and gifts made in honor of family and friends for birthdays, anniversaries, or other notable occasions, are wonderful ways to show how much you care.
To give a donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one, please indicate your request in writing. Download our donation form, or you may donate directly online to support cancer research or patient care.
If you would prefer to have your gift support a specific type of cancer research or patient service area, please contact our Development Office by phone at 412-623-4700 or email email@example.com.
Please mail your donation (with the donation form) to:
UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
The suggested format for designating gifts for research is below.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to research (or a specific disease area or program) at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to the University of Pittsburgh. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of _____________ to UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, or make a gift online.
The suggested format for designating gifts for patient care is below.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to patient care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to UPMC. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of _____________ to UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, or make a gift online.
If you have any questions or would like to request a pre-addressed donation form and envelope, please call the Development Department at 412-623-4700. We are glad to help.
Gifts-in-kind are items of tangible personal property such as real estate, art, books, computer equipment, or automobiles. Gifts are donated to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and recorded at fair market value. For more information, please get in touch with the Development Office at 412-623-4700 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares), please inform your broker or bank and notify us of your intention by telephone at 412-623-4700 or email at email@example.com. A development staff member can explain how the securities can be transferred to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
Securities held for more than a year are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law, and they may minimize capital gains liabilities.
Make a difference today and save on taxes when you support UPMC Hillman Cancer Center through your IRA.
Beginning at age 70 ½, you can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as UPMC Hillman Cancer Center without paying income taxes. Gifts of any value of $100,000 or less are eligible for this benefit. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.
Beginning in the year you turn 73, you can use your gift to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD). You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
No matter your age, you can designate UPMC Hillman Cancer Center as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of your IRA, and it will pass to us tax-free after your lifetime. It’s simple, just requiring that you contact your IRA administrator for a change-of-beneficiary form or download a form from your provider’s website.
Corporate matching gifts count toward your contribution to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and may significantly increase the value of your total gift.
For more information about matching gifts, contact the Development Office at 412-623-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through planned or deferred gifts, you can offer a more substantial legacy than might be possible by making cash donations throughout your lifetime. Your deferred gift strengthens our research and clinical programs/services at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Planned gifts may be made through bequests, life insurance, qualified retirement plans, or real estate. For more information, please call us at 412-623-4700 or email email@example.com.