Giving to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery appreciates your interest in making a gift to support our patient care, research, and education missions. There are many options for giving, including gifts of cash, planned giving, honorary and memorial gifts, and matching gifts. 

Types of Gifts

The following options are available to make an unrestricted immediate contribution to support heart and lung transplantation with an outright gift of cash.

  • Payment by Check
    Make checks payable to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and mail to:

  • Gary Dubin, Director of Clinical Development
    Medical and Health Sciences Foundation
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Forbes Tower, Suite 8084
    3600 Forbes Ave at Meyran Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • Payment by Credit Card
    To pay with your VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card, call the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation at 412-647-8301, or go to the Supporting UPMC website and choose the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery on the dropdown menu. You will receive a written acknowledgment and tax receipt in the mail. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.

Other Giving Options Include:

  • Pledges
    Some people prefer to make a pledge, which can be paid in installments over a period of months or years. To make a pledge, please call 412-647-9113 or e-mail
  • Planned Giving
    Planned giving refers to charitable gifts that are arranged as an integral part of an individual’s financial or estate planning and are executed over an extended period of time or at some point in the future. Planned giving vehicles can provide tax benefits and income streams. Gift plans can be funded with stocks and securities, artwork, real estate, life insurance policies, or other assets.
  • Honor and Memorial Gifts
    An honor or memorial gift is a thoughtful way to recognize the accomplishments or memory of a family member, friend, or colleague.
  • Matching Gifts
    Many companies match charitable donations made by employees or employees’ spouses. This additional support can double or even triple the value of your gift. Please check with your human resources department to see if your company has a gift-matching program and ask for a matching gift form. We are a 501(c)(3) designation.