Giving to the UPMC Mercy Burn Center

The Charles E. Copeland Burn Fund

Your gift will support UPMC Mercy Burn Center’s mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the community through the delivery of cutting-edge burn care. The Charles E. Copeland Burn Fund ensures that we can continue to:

  • Undertake pioneering research to improve patient care, including exciting advancements in skin regeneration.
  • Support the Center’s ongoing efforts to educate the community on burn prevention.
  • Never turn away a patient in need, regardless of financial resources.

Making a gift to the Copeland Burn Fund also is a thoughtful way to honor the accomplishments or memory of a relative, friend, or colleague.

About Dr. Copeland

Throughout his medical career at UPMC Mercy, Charles E. Copeland, MD, was a man of many firsts. A true visionary, he recognized the tremendous need in Pittsburgh — then a booming industrial center — for outstanding trauma and burn care. In 1967, he established Mercy Hospital’s Burn Center and was a founding member of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation.

In 1987, Dr. Copeland established the burn fund to support patients and their families and to advance the mission of the Mercy Burn Center. Named in his honor, the great work of the Charles E. Copeland Burn Fund is maintained through the generosity of individual donors and a variety of community fundraising events.

Making a Gift

There are several ways you can contribute to the UPMC Mercy Copeland Burn Fund. You will receive a written acknowledgement and receipt of your gift. Contributions are tax deductible, as provided by law.

Donating by check

Make your check payable to the UPMC Mercy Copeland Burn Fund and mail to:

UPMC Mercy Development Office
Building B, 8th Floor
1400 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Donating online with a credit card

You can make your gift online by designating the UPMC Mercy Copeland Burn Fund on our donation form, using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card.

Gift Pledges and Planned Giving

Some people prefer to make a gift pledge, which can be paid in installments over months or years.

Planned giving involves charitable gifts made as a part of a person’s financial or estate planning. These gifts can provide tax benefits and income streams; they are executed either over an extended time or at some point in the future.

Gift plans can be funded with stocks and securities, artwork, real estate, life insurance policies, or other assets.

Contact the UPMC Mercy Development Office at 412-232-5828 for more information.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

This gift can be a thoughtful way to recognize the accomplishments or memory of a relative, friend, or colleague.

Contact the UPMC Mercy Development Office at 412-232-5828 for more information on honorary or memorial gifts.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match charitable donations made by employees or employees’ spouses. This support can double or even triple the value of your gift.

Please check with your human resources department to see if your company has such a program, and how you can get a matching gift form.

Tax Deductions

Contributions are tax deductible, as provided by law.

The official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.​

UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA |