Siteman Advancement Office
When you give to Siteman Cancer Center, Missouri’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, your gift goes the distance. Proceeds to Siteman support personalized patient care, leading-edge research, education and prevention programs that make a monumental difference in the lives of our physicians, researchers, patients and their families.
Ways to Give:
Advance Cancer Research and Essential Programs
The Discovery Fund
Research grants alone cannot fully support Siteman Cancer Center’s basic and clinical research or meet all the urgent needs of our educational programs, patient care programs and infrastructure. Recruiting talented researchers, acquiring the latest research equipment and tools, and supporting new research projects are essential to Siteman’s ability to stay at the forefront of new discoveries.
Your support of the Discovery Fund allows Siteman’s physicians and researchers to:
- Respond quickly to the most promising research projects. This allows our scientists to actively pursue new lines of discovery, often before other sources of funding are available.
- Recruit talented faculty, establish state-of-the-art laboratories, and provide needed resources that are necessary for projects to succeed.
- Enhance researchers’ ability to leverage support from the Discovery Fund into long-term, sustained funding.
Siteman Annual Fund
The Siteman Cancer Center annual fund makes a tremendous impact by combining the gifts of many Siteman supporters to provide resources where they are most needed. This gives Siteman’s physician-researchers the ability to respond quickly to new opportunities and realize the promise of new discoveries. The annual fund helps to sustain and advance Siteman’s mission, including:
- Caring for thousands of patients in the St. Louis region and beyond
- Reaching out to the community to promote prevention and early detection
- Providing services to maintain the mental, social and spiritual well-being of patients and their families
- Conducting groundbreaking research
The Eliot Society
Membership in the William Greenleaf Eliot Society for the Siteman Cancer Center is extended to donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more to support our highest priority needs: the Discovery Fund and Siteman Annual Fund. Eliot Society members enjoy several benefits through Washington University and Siteman. For more information on the Eliot Society, please visit www.eliotsociety.wustl.edu.
For more information on the Siteman Eliot Society benefits and eligible support, contact:
Create a Legacy
Many people who would like to make a special gift to the Siteman Cancer Center need to retain current income and may be planning for future expenses. Making a planned gift to Siteman ensures a legacy of support for advances in cancer research and patient care while allowing the donor to receive benefits back and potentially give more than they thought possible.
Planned gifts may be made with cash, appreciated securities or property. Types of planned gifts include gifts made by will, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance and bargain sales. The benefits of these options vary but include the following:
- Regular income payments for you and/or your spouse or another beneficiary for life
- Charitable income tax deductions
- Gift and/or estate tax deductions or reductions
- Reducing, postponing or relieving capital gains tax
If you would like more information about how to include Siteman in your will or on the other opportunities available through planned giving, please contact:
Associate Vice Chancellor and Director
Office of Planned Giving
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Honor a Loved One
Making a tribute gift to the Siteman Cancer Center is a thoughtful way to honor or remember someone special. Consider making a gift today to:
- Memorialize a loved one
- Commemorate someone’s legacy
- Honor a physician, nurse, or staff member
- Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or other special achievement
If you would like to us to notify someone that you have made a tribute gift, please provide their name and contact information with your gift. The amount of your gift will remain confidential.
Memoriam Language for Use in Obituaries
If you have lost a loved one and wish to encourage memorial contributions to Siteman, you may include specific wording in the obituary notice:
“The family requests contributions be made to the Siteman Cancer Center, MSC 1204-414-2300, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 or online at siteman.wustl.edu/tribute. Please indicate the gift is in memory of [name] by writing a memo on your check.”
If you have questions, please contact:
Host a Fundraising Event
Third-party events can be an excellent fundraising option for those wanting to support Siteman Cancer Center. Numerous events throughout the year aid Siteman in its mission to serve the greater community by raising awareness about health and cancer prevention and by promoting the efforts of the cancer center itself. Many events yield significant financial contributions donated to Siteman, which directly support research and patient care.
Individuals, groups, schools, small businesses and corporations interested in sponsoring a fundraising event to benefit the cancer center in whole or in part are encouraged to contact our advancement office for information. Opportunities include providing volunteer or sponsorship support for existing events, and sponsoring new events.
For more information, contact: