Supporting the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
The importance of making a gift to the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute cannot be overemphasized. Reimbursement for patient services from various government and private insurers cover only a portion of the cost of patient care. By supporting our efforts, you will allow us to carry on our tradition of excellence in patient care and research. Your generosity is the key to our success and represents an opportunity for all of us to make a difference.
Your contribution can be designated for a specific program at the Starzl Institute or in support of the Institute’s area of greatest need.
To see how supporters of the Starzl Institute are making a difference, download the Benefactors Report 2010 (PDF).
Types of Gift
To make an unrestricted immediate contribution to the department with an outright gift of cash.
- Payment by Check
Make checks payable to STI, and mail to:
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Development Department
Forbes Tower, Suite 8084
3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
- Payment by Credit Card
To pay with your VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card, call the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation at 412-647-8301, or go to the Supporting UPMC website and choose the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute on the dropdown menu. You will receive a written acknowledgment and tax receipt in the mail. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.
Other giving options include:
- Gift Pledges
Some people prefer to make a gift pledge, which can be paid in installments over a period of months or years. To make a pledge, please call 412-647-8463 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Planned Giving
Planned giving refers to charitable gifts that are arranged as an integral part of an individual’s financial or estate planning and are executed over an extended period of time or at some point in the future. Planned giving vehicles can provide tax benefits and income streams. Gift plans can be funded with stocks and securities, artwork, real estate, life insurance policies, or other assets.
- Honor and Memorial Gifts
An honor or memorial gift is a thoughtful way to recognize the accomplishments or memory of a family member, friend, or colleague.
- Matching Gifts
Many companies match charitable donations made by employees or employees’ spouses. This additional support can double or even triple the value of your gift. Please check with your human resources department to see if your company has a gift-matching program and ask for a matching gift form. We are a 501(c)(3) designation.
For more information about making a gift to STI, please contact the Starzl Institute development director at 412-647-8463 or email@example.com.