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You can be a part of the work our researchers are doing to revolutionize human health. By making a tax-deductible gift, you will be making a difference in the lives of people affected by disease. Thank you!
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Ways to Give

Listed below are many of the ways our donors choose to give. If you have any questions regarding your gift, please contact:

Trevor Hewey
Toll-free: (877)454-5702
San Diego: (858)795-5203

Online / Credit Card

To make a secure, online donation by credit card, click here.

By Mail / Check

Please make your check out to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and send it to one of the addresses listed below. Be sure to note in the memo line if you would like your gift designated to a specific fund.

If your contribution is being made in honor of or in memory of someone special, please provide the name of the honoree and the person(s) (name and address) who should be notified of your gift. The amount of your donation will not be shared.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
External Relations
10901 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037 

Gifts of Stock

A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities — i.e. stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time — is one of the most tax-efficient of all ways to give. This method of giving has become increasingly popular in recent years. The two key advantages:

  • Any long-term appreciated securities with unrealized gains (meaning they were purchased over a year ago, and have a current value greater than their original cost) may be donated to a public charity and a tax deduction taken for the full fair market value of the securities — up to 30% of the donor's adjusted gross income.
  • Since the securities are donated rather than sold, capital gains taxes from selling the securities no longer apply. The more appreciation the securities have, the greater the tax savings will be.

1. Donation of paper stock certificates - Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Beneficiary: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Tax ID: 51-0197108
Name of Fiscal Officer: Gary Chessum
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Address: 10901 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
E-mail Address:
Telephone: (858)646-3126
Fax Number: (858)646-3105

2. Donation of electronic certificates - wire to Merrill Lynch:
Bank Name: Merrill Lynch - LSGE Group
Address: 7825 Fay Ave. #300
La Jolla, CA 92037
Care of Renee O'Connell
Telephone: (858)456-3625
DTC direct transfer: 5198
Account Number: 231-04206
Account Title: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Planned Giving

A planned gift can truly make a difference in the fight against diseases. If you would like to find out how to protect your income during your lifetime and make a major contribution to the health of our families, our community and our world after the income is no longer needed, please contact us.

Combined Federal Campaign

If you are a federal employee the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) may be the easiest and best way for you to support medical research at SBP. Designate SBP as a recipient today and start making a difference. Our CFC code is 10618.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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