OHSU’s neurosciences programs are nationally renowned for their research and regionally treasured for the compassionate care they bring to patients and families touched by brain disease. OHSU can do this important work because caring people support these programs with their gifts.

Many supporters give to OHSU in memory of a loved one who received exceptional care here, or who believed in the value of our cutting-edge research.

You, too, can invest in the brain health of future generations by making a charitable gift to OHSU through the OHSU Foundation. You can designate your gift to benefit any area of OHSU neurosciences, and you can make your gift in a variety of ways to suit your needs. Our development staff can help you create a gift that achieves your philanthropic and personal goals.

If you are interested in making a gift in the very near term, outright gifts and pledges are welcomed by check or credit card. You can give by mail, in person or online. And 100 percent of your gift dollar goes directly to support care or research.

If you are interested in including charitable giving as part of a long-range financial plan, the foundation also offers a range of planned giving opportunities that support neurosciences while helping you improve your tax situation (see sidebar).

For general information about investing in the future of OHSU neurosciences, please contact us:

Maddy Abulencia
Associate Director of Development

Sarah McIlveen
Director of Major & Special Gifts

Popular Planned Giving Options

Gifts by will or revocable living trust, which may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your total estate or a residual amount remaining after all specific expenses and bequests have been paid. Naming the OHSU Foundation as beneficiary of retirement plans, life insurance policies, transfer-on-death accounts and commercial annuities, which allows you control of the funds during your life and provides a probate-free transfer of assets. Life income gifts enable you to make a significant contribution while providing income for life or a term of years, an immediate income tax deduction and the potential for reduced estate taxes. IRA charitable rollovers for donors over age 70 ½. This provision allows tax-free transfers of up to $100,000 from an IRA to OHSU Foundation by Dec. 31, 2008 or 2009. These transfers count toward your required minimum distribution but do not increase your taxable income.

Contact the OHSU Foundation’s gift planning department at or 503-228-1730 for more information about these and other giving strategies.