Why Give?

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The University of Utah Health Sciences Center serves the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. This is achieved through excellence in patient care, education and research; each is vital to our mission and each makes the others stronger.
  • We provide compassionate care without compromise.
  • We educate scientists and health care professionals for the future.
  • We engage in research to advance knowledge and well-being.

A patient-focused Health Sciences Center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership and respect.

Thank you in advance for your support. Your gift of any size to any area of the University of Utah Health Sciences does make a difference. Your gift can take a variety of forms, including cash, check, stocks and bonds, planned estate gifts and pledges.

Forms of Gift Support

Gifts Online - Can be made with a credit or debit card transaction by clicking on U Give Now

Cash or Check Gifts - May be hand delivered or mailed to:
The University of Utah
Health Sciences Development
540 Arapeen Ste. 120
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Matching Gifts - Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please visit Your Gift to the U and click on the Matching Gifts Employer Search; then enter your employer's name, or you can contact your employer's Human Resources Department.

Memorial and Honor Gifts - Many opportunities exist to make gifts to the University of Utah in memory or honor of a loved one, friend or even as a special thank you to your favorite University Health Care provider.

Securities and Property Gifts - Individuals who transfer stock or property can receive tax deductions and avoid capital gains. As always consult your tax advisor before transferring stocks, bonds or property.

Pledges - A pledge can be paid out over a period of three to five years. This allows the donor to commit to a larger gift amount, while enjoying the tax benefits of the actual amount given in a specific calendar year. Many endowments are funded this way.

Leave a Legacy - For some of our donors an outright gift is not the best option. Planned gifts can offer significant estate-tax and income benefits, while at the same time allowing donors to make larger gifts to the university than would be otherwise possible. This option enables you to leave a portion of your estate to the Health Sciences Center through your will, your trust or your life insurance policy. For more information on Planned Gifts visit Planned Giving.

Endowed Gifts - An endowment is a permanent source of financial support for the University Health Sciences Center. An endowed gift is an excellent way of honoring someone important to you.

Scholarships allow the university to compete for the very best students. They also make it possible for students with limited means to pursue their academic goals.

Endowed Faculty positions are powerful incentives for attracting and retaining exceptional physicians and scientists, consequently, raising the visibility of the department and the University.

These gifts are invested by the university to generate annual income and a portion of the return is used to fulfill the donor's wishes. The balance of interest and the appreciation remain in the fund so that the principle continues to grow and keep pace with inflation.


For more information on any of the above options and/or any other philanthropic questions you may have, please contact the following:

Health Sciences Development
540 Arapeen Dr., Ste. 120
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: (801) 581-4401
Fax: (801) 585-2613