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Join Us in the Pursuit

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has been in pursuit of your cure for decades. We’re asking our community to join in the pursuit with a generous donation towards the next breakthrough, the next treatment, and the next cure.

Current Fundraising Goal

25%

Our Pursuit

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Donate Online

One of the easiest and quickest ways to contribute today is to make a donation by clicking the button below.

Every dollar you donate today will be used to maximize the potential of our Sylvester researchers and clinicians in achieving rapid and meaningful progress in cancer research and care.

Donate by Mail or Phone

If you would like to mail your donation to Sylvester, please follow the few, easy steps below.

1. Please ensure to make your check or money order payable to
Sylvester at University of Miami

2. Please address to:
University of Miami
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Office of Advancement
PO BOX 025388
Miami, FL 33102-9811

If you would like to make your donation over the phone, one of our Sylvester advancement team members would be more than happy to assist you. You can reach us by calling (305) 243-9088.

Commemorative Giving Program

Sylvester offers a number of commemorative giving opportunities designed to celebrate a loved one or a special friend while supporting research programs at our cancer center. Tribute gifts at Sylvester provide much-needed funds for our groundbreaking research projects.

Cards For a Cure Tribute and Memorial Program

Gifts of $10 or more can be made in honor or in memory of an individual or group. Tribute and memorial gifts are a popular way to make a thoughtful gift recognizing a friend or family member while showing support for the cancer center. In response to each gift, a personalized card is sent to the honoree or the honoree’s family to notify them of the gift. To make a tribute gift, call 305-243-9088 or through our secure form. When making a donation online, please remember to include in the comments section which card you would like the recipient to receive.

Memorial Donations In Obituaries

At the time of a loved one’s passing, families may choose to suggest in the obituary that donations be made to Sylvester. If that is the case, please include a mention of the memorial donation in the obituary. Here is some sample wording:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in memory of [Name]. Checks should be made payable to Sylvester and mailed to Sylvester Development Office, P.O. Box 016960 (M-867), Miami, FL 33101.

Special Occasions

“In Honor” gifts can be made in lieu of birthday and anniversary presents, or to recognize a retirement, wedding, graduation, job promotion, birthday or other special occasion. A certificate is prepared for the honoree recognizing the special occasion and including the names of all who made donations in the person’s honor. To learn more, contact the Sylvester Development Office at .

Estate and Planned Giving

Planned giving is one of the most powerful philanthropic tools available to Sylvester’s benefactors. To learn how to include Sylvester in your will, or how to make a special gift that provides you with annual payments, tax savings and other benefits, please visit the University of Miami Estate & Gift Planning website.

Gifts of stock and bonds are welcomed at the University of Miami; however, these gifts require special planning and consultation with your professional financial advisor and the University of Miami staff. The University recommends that donors who have decided to make a gift of stock contact the office of Development Services at 305-284-4444. Transfer instructions will be provided.

Gifts of appreciated securities typically carry benefits not associated with gifts made by check, cash or credit card:

  • You avoid capital gains tax. Any gain is taxable if you sell stock or mutual fund shares yourself, but not if you transfer ownership to the University.
  • Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full, fair market value of the shares on the date the gift is made.
  • You receive credit from UM for the full fair market value of the shares, but the cost to you is only your original purchase price.

For more information about the benefits, visit our Estate and Gift Planning pages, or contact the Office of Estate and Gift Planning at 800-529-6935.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock and bonds are welcomed at the University of Miami; however, these gifts require special planning and consultation with your professional financial advisor and the University of Miami staff. The University recommends that donors who have decided to make a gift of stock contact the office of Development Services at 305-284-4444. Transfer instructions will be provided.

Gifts of appreciated securities typically carry benefits not associated with gifts made by check, cash or credit card:

  • You avoid capital gains tax. Any gain is taxable if you sell stock or mutual fund shares yourself, but not if you transfer ownership to the University.
  • Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full, fair market value of the shares on the date the gift is made.
  • You receive credit from UM for the full fair market value of the shares, but the cost to you is only your original purchase price.

For more information about the benefits, visit our Estate and Gift Planning pages, or contact the Office of Estate and Gift Planning at 800-529-6935.

Spotlight on Philanthropy

At Sylvester, we’re saving lives everyday thanks to the efforts of our talented and dedicated physicians and scientists. But these individuals cannot continue their fight to cure cancer without the generous support of our donors.

Community Partners

At Sylvester, philanthropy is key to our success as a cancer center. That’s why we continually give thanks to the many community partners that have helped us raise the needed dollars to fund the kind of cutting-edge cancer research that leads to optimal cancer treatment and care. As partners in the fight against cancer, these generous and hardworking groups act as Sylvester’s ambassadors, united in a common cause — to help find a cure for cancer.

Sylvester has a diverse and passionate family of supporters who share the common vision of a world free of cancer. Learn more about our community partners below:

Giving Societies

At Sylvester, we recognize the force behind the battle against cancer is our donors. Through their philanthropic efforts, they have helped build research labs, staffed clinics, funded scientific discoveries, and supported the education of tomorrow’s leading physicians and scientists.

As donations to Sylvester accumulate, recognition levels advance. Donors have the opportunity to make a pledge and payment over a designated time frame or simply make an outright gift. Previous philanthropic giving to Sylvester is credited to the respective giving society levels. Sylvester donors also will be recognized as donors to the University of Miami.