To Donate

Donate PhotoCompassion in health care is our focus. The Center remains totally gift- and grant-funded. As health care is changing, tremendous challenges face the Center as we respond to both human suffering and the growing number of ethical issues now and in the years to come.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of the Center for Ethics in Health Care at OHSU. You can have an immediate impact on our programs by making an online gift today. The "Give Online" link below will take you to the OHSU Foundation Web site. Complete the online form and under "Gift Information" you will see a subsection labeled "Please use my/our gift." In this section simply specify that you would like your gift to go directly to the Center for Ethics in Health Care.


Make a gift

Contribute to the Center for Ethics

Unless you specify, your generous gift will help support the operations of the Ethics Center's multiple programs and projects. If you have questions, please contact Ann Barden, Planned Giving Director, at or 503 412-6355. To donate to a specific program please see below.

The Center for Ethics in Health Care does not accept healthcare related industry support.


Other ways to give

Appreciated securities

Donating marketable securities that you have owned for more than one year can be an attractive way to make a gift, if the securities have appreciated in value since you purchased them. Please consult your financial advisor before transferring securities to The Center for Ethics in Health Care. Please e-mail Ann Barden, Planned Giving Director, at for more information about donations of securities. You may also call Ann at 503 412-6355.


With a bequest, you can make a gift to The Center for Ethics in Health Care free of concerns about your lifetime financial needs and after the people you love have been provided for in your estate planning. Bequests are not complicated to set up, but, because they can be structured in a variety of ways, it is important that you consult your attorney.

Matching gifts

The Center welcomes employer matching gifts. Please contact your Human Resources representative to determine if your company has a matching gift program. The completed form may be sent to the OHSU Foundation, 1121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97205 or e-mail Ann Barden at

Gifts to specific programs

Gifts to the Center for Ethics in Health Care are used to support the operations of a full range of programs within the Ethics Center. Some donors wish to direct their gift to a specific project or to an endowment fund. Susan Tolle, MD at 503 494-4466 welcomes the opportunity to talk with you in greater detail about the Ethics Center's individual programs and projects.