Contributions to the Center may be sent to:

University of California, Irvine
Cancer Research Institute
236 Sprague Hall
Irvine, CA  92697-3905

or Donate Online Here

How to Support the Institute

As the Institute strives to develop new techniques to advance the understanding of the disease, resources and financial support are often limited. Donations to the Institute have helped to allow clinical and basic science research activities to forge ahead as we work together to fight against this devastating disease. Some people have given direct donations, some have asked that memorial donations be sent in lieu of flowers, and some have left money to the program as a bequest. There are many ways to support the Institute through donations, each helping to shape the future of our research. If you wish to support Cancer Research at UCI, you may do so by sending your tax-deductible contribution to the Cancer Research Institute, payable to the UCI Foundation. For more details on how to make a donation please contact us at the UCI Cancer Research Institute, by calling (949) 824-5886 for more information.

Memorial Donations
A wonderful way to commemorate a loved one and to help support cancer research is by giving a memorial donation. Many families choose to make a lasting donation in memory of a friend or loved one in lieu of flowers. If you have lost a loved one and would like to have memorial donations sent to the Cancer Research Institute, please follow the simple process as shown below:

1)  Please make checks payable to: UCI Foundation
2)  Indicate on the memo line of the check: Cancer Research
3)  Include with the check:

  • Name of the individual in whose memory the donation is being made
  • The name and address of where you would like the acknowledgements to be sent
  • (i.e. name of spouse/ family member of individual in whose memory the donation is being made)
  • Donor’s information Donor’s Name
  • Donor’s Address
  • Donor’s City, State and Zip
  • Donor’s telephone number

Once the memorial donations have been received, a thank you acknowledgment is sent to the donor. In addition, a thank you acknowledgment is also sent to the person to be acknowledged on the individual’s behalf, so that they know that a donation has been made.

Donations to the Cancer Research Institute can easily be made online, using your credit card or via electronic fund transfer.  On average, the process can take approximately 5 minutes to complete, in 3 easy steps.  For more information about the e-Giving process or to make an online donation, please visit the UCI Foundation website.  You can complete the process in 3 easy steps:

  • Complete the online form.
    Review and verify the information.
    Submit online and print your own gift confirmation receipt.

CLICK HERE to go to the UCI Foundation e-Giving website or call (949) 824-5886.

Other Ways to Give

Gift Pledges
A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift. It may be followed by an immediate gift or it may simply confirm your intention to make a gift in the future. Many donors choose to complete their gift pledge by making regular payments over time.

Gifts with Retained Interest
Your gift can allow you to hold an interest in that gift for your lifetime or for a specified term of years. After that time, the funds become available to the specified project or program. For example, you can set up a charitable trust that allows you to receive income from that trust for a specified period, or for life.

Planned Giving
Planned gifts are gift arrangements that have specific tax advantages and often include lifetime income to a beneficiary or beneficiaries named by the donor. Many UCI Donors have utilized planned giving methods and are enjoying the benefits today: capital gains tax savings, increased income and income-tax savings.

Gifts of Endowment
A gift of endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity, and only a portion of the annual investment return is used for the purposes specified by the donor. The rest of the investment yield is returned to principal. Thus, over the years, the fund can grow and hopefully keep up with inflation. Such endowments, which typically bear the name of the donor or donors, reflect your interest and serve as an enduring testament to your generosity.

Appreciated Securities
A gift of long-term appreciated marketable securities help you save taxes twice. Such a gift will provide an income-tax charitable deduction and capital gains tax savings.

Gifts of Real Estate
When you give a gift of your home or real property, you may claim an income-tax charitable deduction based on the full market value of the gift, avoid capital gains taxes, and eliminate certain costs associated with the transfer of real property. Gifts of real estate can also provide income to you.

Unrestricted Gifts
When you do not restrict the use of your gift, the Institute gains flexibility not otherwise available. The unrestricted gifts can be used to meet the changing or urgent needs of the Institute.

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