Siteman Development Office

Donation Form

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. 

Siteman Cancer Center is leading the way in accelerating cancer treatment. Learn more about this work and how you can support our mission.

We thank you for your help in our mission to end cancer. Below are the ways you can make an impact:

Support Essential Programs through the Annual Fund

The Siteman Cancer Center annual fund makes a tremendous impact by combining the gifts of many 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
  • Conducting groundbreaking research
  • 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

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 Siteman Annual Fund and the Discovery Fund. Eliot Society members enjoy several benefits through Washington University and Siteman. For more information on the Eliot Society, please visit

For more information on the Eliot Society, contact:

Dina Althardt
Director of Development

Advance Research through 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.

In some instances, the most innovative and novel ideas may not yet qualify for traditional grant funding. This is why gifts to the Discovery Fund are critical to Siteman’s success.
Supporting the Discovery Fund allows the cancer center’s leadership 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 – such as National Cancer Institute grant awards – are available.
  • Recruit talented faculty, establish state-of-the-art laboratories and provide needed resources that are necessary for grant-funded projects to succeed.
  • Award support to our research scientists through a multitiered vetting process based on each project’s potential impact for our patients.
  • Enhance researchers’ ability to leverage support from the Discovery Fund into long-term, sustained funding.

For more information or to make a gift, please contact Dina Althardt, director of development, at 314-935-4550 or

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 K. Mark Weinrich, director of planned giving at Washington University, at 314-935-5203 or e-mail

Click to read: $525,000 donation will support cancer research

Tribute Giving

Making a tribute gift to the Siteman Cancer Center is a thoughtful way to honor or remember someone special.

If you would like to us to notify someone that you have made a tribute gift, please provide his or her name and address with your gift so we can send a letter. The amount of your gift will remain confidential.

In Honor

Giving in honor of someone is a considerate way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday or other special achievement.

In Memory

From a personal remembrance or in response to an obituary, a memorial gift is a meaningful way to commemorate someone’s legacy.

Memoriam Language for Use in Obituaries

Families who wish to provide information about memorial gifts in their loved one’s obituary may use the following wording:

“The family requests contributions be made to the Siteman Cancer Center, CB 1204, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105.”

If you have questions, please contact Tracy Speller at 314-935-4725 or

Honor a Loved One

Click here for the Siteman Cancer Center development office’s online donation form. This link will open in a new window and take you to a secure server.

If your gift is a tribute to another individual, please be sure to check the appropriate box to indicate if the gift is to be designated “In honor of” or “In memory of” that individual so that our acknowledgement will read correctly.

Thank you for your generosity.

Host an Event

Third-party events can be an excellent fundraising option for those wanting to support the 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.

Learn more about third-party events.