Giving Options

It is only through research that we will discover ways to prevent illness and diseases, implement better means of diagnosis, find improved treatments and most importantly, develop cures for the medical problems that harm our children. Charitable gifts ensure our progress. With your continued support, you play a vital role in conquering childhood illnesses and diseases. 

Individual Giving Options

There are many ways you can support the University of Arizona Steele Children's Research Center's mission to improve the health of children through outstanding research, teaching, and clinical care.

For more information on ways to give, call the UArizona Steele Children's Research Center Development Office at (520) 626-7799 or visit the University of Arizona Foundation's Planned Giving website.


Endowment Gifts make it possible to stabilize major research programs and faculty positions in areas where federal agencies do not provide the support or stability needed over an extended time. Endowed funds create a lasting legacy of support and are critical for both key positions and major programs in pediatric research.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable gift annuities are life income gifts: you transfer assets to the Steele Children's Research Center and receive a charitable deduction for a portion of the transfer, and you or a beneficiary receives income for the rest of your life or a fixed period of time.


Name the Steele Children's Research Center in your will or trust, and you may save on estate taxes.

Life Income Gifts

A life income gift allows you to make a significant gift to support research at the Steele Children's Research Center while receiving an income for life. Benefits include state and federal tax deductions, increased income from low-yield stock, and possible avoidance of the capital gain tax on gifts of long-term appreciated property. You can also name a second income beneficiary, reduce or eliminate the estate tax on the assets given, and establish an endowed fund in perpetuity at The University of Arizona Foundation in your name or in memory or honor of another.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are commitments made by you today but are not actually realized by the Steele Children's Research Center until some future date. They range from simple agreements to complex trust arrangements. Some offer an income for life and they all provide income tax and estate tax benefits.

Gifts are made to the Steele Children's Research Center through charitable gift-annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, life insurance policies and bequests through a will and other planned gifts. Please refer all questions about life income gifts to the Office of Planned Giving. At your request a personal illustration can be prepared that will detail benefits based on specific amounts and the beneficiaries' ages.

For further information, contact:

Lori Stratton, MPH
Director of Development