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Donate By Mail

Please make your check out to SBP Medical Discovery Institute and send it to the address below. Indicate in the memo line if your gift should be designated to a specific fund.

  Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  Attn: Philanthropy
  10901 N. Torrey Pines Road
  La Jolla, CA 92037

If your contribution is being made in honor of someone special, please provide the name of the honoree, including their name and address, so we can notify them of your gift. The amount of your donation will not be shared. 

If your contribution is made in memory of someone special, please provide their name.

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.
If you would like to make a gift of stock, please contact us by telephone (877)454-5702 or email

Donation of paper stock certificates - Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Beneficiary:  Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Tax ID as 501-C3 Nonprofit:  51-0197108
Name of Fiscal Officer:  Louie Coffman
Title:  Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Address:  10901 N. Torrey Pines Road
 La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone:  (858)646-5019


Donation of electronic certificates - Wire to Merrill Lynch

Bank Name:  Merrill Lynch, Pierece, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Address:  7825 Fay Ave., #300
 La Jolla CA 92037
Attention:  Renee O'Connell
Telephone:  (858)456-3625
DTC direct transfer code:   8862
Account Number:  231-04206
Account Title:  Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
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Planned Giving
If you would like to participate in Planned Giving, please click here or use the button below for more information. You may also contact us by telephone (877)454-5702 or email

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Combined Federal Campaign

If you are a federal employee, please designate Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute as your Combined Federal Campaign recipient. Our CFC code is 10618.


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