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Your Donations Help Us Conquer Heart Disease

Behind every great health care institution are community partners and friends willing to invest in a mission dedicated to life. These partners and friends are the heart, lifeline and soul of each institution.

Your Gift Will Help:

  • Enable the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center to more effectively bridge the gap between discovery and patient care.
  • Subsidize novel research projects, and contribute to the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
  • More effectively implement translational research that will in turn, provide patients with a better quality of life.

Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center invites you to become a partner, to help pick up the pace, to launch the center into the future. Help us conquer heart disease; invest in life.

Gifts can be made in the form of cash, stocks, securities, charitable remainder trusts and/or other types of planned gifts. The Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center will provide recognition opportunities for contributions including named departments, treatment and research facilities, as well as targeted program support.

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Give to a Program

Give directly to a cardiovascular treatment program that has made a difference in your or your loved one's life:

Other Ways to Give

Planned Giving

Create a lasting impact on students, faculty and researchers, while working toward your own philanthropic and financial goals. Learn more about supporting the Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego through a planned gift.


Give a gift in honor of a UC San Diego physician, nurse or other staff member who has provided exceptional service.

Tax-free IRA Gifts

If you are required to receive minimum distributions from your IRA and you do not need the money for personal use, consider using those funds as a charitable gift. While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for the IRA gifts, you will not pay income tax on the amount.

You may contribute funds this way if:

  • You are 70½ or older
  • Your IRA gifts total $100,000 or less each year in 2008 and 2009
  • You transfer funds directly from an IRA
  • You transfer the gifts outright to one or more public charities (This excludes gifts made to charitable trusts, donor advised funds and supporting organizations.)


  • In most cases, the transfer counts toward your minimum required distributions.
  • The gift generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so even those who do not itemize their tax returns receive the benefit.
  • The distributions may be in addition to or fulfill any charitable giving you have already planned.

Be sure to contact tax professionals and your IRA administrator if you are considering a gift under this law. Qualifying gifts require that donors cannot receive benefits or perks in exchange for their gifts.


Rebecca Weaver
Director of Development

Karoline McCartney