Your Gift Makes a Difference

The Department of Pediatric Surgery is grateful for the philanthropic support that has created a legacy of superb education and training, leading-edge clinical and translational research, as well as exceptional patient care. Our benefactors are truly our partners in the advancement of medical education, scientific discovery, and new approaches to improve the health of our young patients.

The Development Office at the Department of Pediatric Surgery can assist you in exploring the best way to make your gift and to ensure the proper use and recognition of your philanthropy.  Please call 713-500-5164 or email Executive Director of Development James Hughes for more information. A description of giving options follows:

Ways to Give

There are many ways of making a gift to UTHealth’s Department of Pediatric Surgery.  A gift may be in the form of cash, securities, real property, or through various planned gift instruments. Support the Richard J. Andrassy, M.D. Distinguished University Chair in Pediatric Surgery by clicking on the following:
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Gifts or Pledges of Cash

Gifts and/or pledges of cash make the most immediate impact and can be applied to any of the initiative goals including research funds and faculty endowments.

Endowments may be designated for specific purposes, such as support of research of special interest to the donor or be used to create a named faculty chair.  Designed to provide resources to faculty members of eminent stature, the named Chair holder represents excellence within his or her field of research.  The Chair holder will inevitably draw outstanding medical professionals to the program, stimulate innovative research, and mentor younger faculty.  Endowed gifts are meaningful because they offer a dependable source of income that the department can use to renew and strengthen its greatest resources: the excellence of clinical and biomedical research, the distinction of faculty, the quality of educational programs, and the recruitment of talented physicians and researchers to our team.

Gifts of Securities, Real Estate, and Other Property Exchanges

Gifts of negotiable property, such as real estate, stocks, bonds, oil and gas royalties, and mineral rights are all acceptable as one-time gifts or, in some cases, to satisfy pledges made by the donor.

Gifts ‘in Honor of’ or ‘in Memory of’

Any gift can be made in honor of, or in memory of, an individual. This is a special way to honor a family member, a respected professor or mentor, a loved one, etc.

Bequests and Planned Gifts

In many cases, a donor may find a greater ability to give through planned gifts, such as a bequest in his or her estate, or the creation of a trust that gives income to the Department of Pediatric Surgery and keeps the assets for your heirs, or vice versa. Planned gifts can also help reduce the tax burden on estates and individuals.  As with any estate or planned gift, it is important to gain the advice of your financial advisor.

Naming Opportunities

Recognition of major gifts can include the opportunity to have your name, or that of someone being honored or memorialized, attached to a program or faculty position in perpetuity.  Professional and fellowship endowments also offer recognition opportunities for your gift.