Ways to Give

Gifts to the Indiana University Foundation for the Department of Surgery may be made outright or in the form of an endowment.  In terms of time, an outright gift is used immediately and completely while an endowed gift remains in perpetuity to support faculty, students or programs.  For more information on any of the ways to give listed below, please contact Haley Gilroy at hgilroy(at) or (317) 278-2121.  

Check/Money Order. Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to the IU Foundation-Surgery and mailed to:

IU School of Medicine
c/o IU Foundation
P.O. Box 7072
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072

Electronic Funds Transfer. When you enroll for Electronic Funds Transfer, a gift will automatically be deducted from your bank account or billed to your credit card every month.

Memorial and Honorariums. Gifts can be designated in honor or memory of a loved one.  To request gift envelopes for funeral home or memorial gift language for obituary, please contact Haley Gilroy at hgilroy(at) or (317) 278-2121.

Matching Gifts. If your employer has a matching gift program, when you donate to the Indiana University Foundation for the Department of Surgery your gift will automatically double with no extra cost to you.  Gifts qualify for matches because the IU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Planned Giving.   Gifts can be allocated through a will or estate plan.  Life income gifts, such as a charitable gift annuity, are another popular way to make a planned gift.

Endowments.  Endowments are permanent legacies that provide for donor recognition as well as faculty, student and program support.  An endowed gift becomes the principal of a fund, managed by the Indiana University Foundation, which generates interest earnings in support of a program or initiative in the Department of Surgery.  A portion of the earnings is reinvested so that the fund grows faster than inflation, steadily supplying the money needed to accomplish intended goals. 

Appreciated securities or real estate.   Gifts of stocks, bonds or real estate are popular alternatives to cash gifts. Such gifts generate a double tax benefit. You receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of property while avoiding capital gains taxes.

Designated Donation. You may direct your support to a specific disease, education initiative, or research program in the Department of Surgery.

Department of Surgery | 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, In 46202 | Phone: (317) 274-5771