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Without the support of our thoughtful and generous donors, our team of doctors, scientists and researchers would not be able to provide state-of-the-art care to patients and their families or conduct the important research that can lead to better treatments for epilepsy. Please consider a gift to the OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center – for a better world for people with epilepsy, today and into the future.

To donate to the OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center by mail, send a check or money order to:

OHSU Foundation
1121 SW Salmon St, #100
Portland, OR 97205

Contributions should be made payable to OHSU Foundation; please note "OHSU Epilepsy Center" on the memo line.

You can also donate online to the OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center through the OHSU Foundation’s secure online connection.

Donations to the OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center/OHSU Foundation are tax-deductible as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

For more information about donating to our center, please contact:

For more information about charitable giving including memorial gifts, please contact:

Maddy Abulencia
Associate Director of Development

Sarah McIlveen
Director of Major & Special Gifts

Here are some other donation options:


Honor gifts are a special way to acknowledge important people in your life. These gifts are often given on special occasions, such as a friend's or relative's birthday, graduation or anniversary. They can also be given to celebrate holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Memorial gifts are a meaningful way to pay respect and express a tribute to someone who has passed on.

Memorial and honor gifts can be made by phone, mail or online. Donors should include the name or names of the recipients of the honor or memorial gift. Donors should also include the name and address of anyone whom they wish to receive an acknowledgement of their donation.

If making an online donation, this information should be provided in the comments box. The gift designation box should be to “epilepsy care and research.”

Estate Planning

By naming the OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as a beneficiary in your will, your generosity will be a lasting legacy for future generations facing epilepsy. The OHSU Foundation and local attorneys can help you with your estate planning and minimize taxes on these gifts.

There are many creative ways to accomplish this generous giving:

Bequests – Gifts by will or revocable living trust may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your total estate or a residual amount remaining after all specific bequests and expenses have been paid.

Beneficiary designations – By naming the OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as a beneficiary of retirement plans, life insurance policies, transfer-on-death accounts and commercial annuities, you can control your funds during your life and avoid income and estate taxes on your death.

Life income gifts – This gift allows you to make a significant contribution while protecting or improving your personal financial situation. These gift plans provide income for life, an immediate income tax deduction and the potential for reduced estate taxes. The most common life income gifts are charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.

Real estate with retained life interest – A gift of a remainder interest in real estate allows you to transfer ownership while retaining the right to live in your residence for the remainder of your life. An income tax deduction is available for a portion of the value of the real estate. It is also possible to convert the retained life interest to a stream of income.

Giving to the OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center through these or other gift vehicles can give hope to those with epilepsy and at the same time help you avoid excessive taxes.

Gifts of Stock

To make a stock gift, please contact your banker or broker. Stock gifts can be made to:

The OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
OHSU Foundation
Mailstop 45
PO Box 4000
Portland, OR 97208-9852

Tax ID # 23-7083114

All stock gifts will be valued at the average market price on the day the security is donated. To confirm receipt of the gift, please email at the OHSU Foundation, or call her at 503-552-0665.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many corporations have matching gift programs that match your donation to a charitable organization. It is an easy and valuable way to increase the impact of your personal donation to the OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Here are several easy steps to making a matching gift:

  • Check with your company's human resources department to find out about its matching gift policy.
  • If there is a matching gift program, they will give you a form to complete and send to the address below with your basic donation.
  • Upon receipt, we will verify your gift and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift to the OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Please send all gifts and the form to:

The OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
OHSU Foundation
Mailstop 45, PO Box 4000
Portland, OR 97208-9852

Tax ID # 23-7083114