Stem cells have enormous potential for reversing heart disease, skin diseases, cancer, diabetes and spinal-cord injuries. Stem cell research includes finding cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. For those who are already suffering from a disease that stem cells can treat, such as certain cancer types, stem cells may currently have more personal importance and relevance. For others, it is likely that at some point in their life, they or a loved one will be affected by a disease that stem cells can treat.
The Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research is a world-class facility located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, the largest new biomedical and clinical campus in the United States. Its first-rate laboratory, as well as its ability to conduct on-site clinical trials has drawn some of the nation’s top talent in stem cell research.
Current recruitment target areas include:
- Heart/Congestive Heart Failure
- Joint disease (cartilage and bone)
- Neuronal diseases/Parkinson’s
- Juvenile Diabetes
- Blood diseases/Leukemia
- Liver Disease
By making a gift to support recruitment, training, facilities and research opportunities, you can help us unlock the potential of stem cells to solve many of the unsolved problems in human health.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
DOES YOUR EMPLOYER MATCH CHARITABLE GIFTS?
You can double, even triple, the impact of your gift through a corporate match. Check witih your company’s human resources department, or use the CU Foundation’s matching gifts search tool.
Naming the Gates Center as a beneficiary in your will may enable you to make a greater impact than you could with a gift of cash. By making your bequest intent known in advance, we can plan for the future and recognize your generosity during our lifetime.
Gifts of Other Assets:
SECURITIES (Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds)
Not only can giving securities benefit the Center and yield a charitable income tax deduction, you may be able to bypass capital gains taxes on long-term holdings, strengthening the impact of your gift.
Have a policy that your family won’t need? One option is to make the Gates Center the irrevocable owner and beneficiary of a paid-up whole life insurance policy.
REAL ESTATE OR PERSONAL PROPERTY
Give your second home, undeveloped land, or other real-estate asset. You can also give other valuable assets, such as artwork or jewelry.
If you make the Gates Center a retirement-plan beneficiary, your gift will be transferred after your death. Or directly assign your annual IRA distribution to the Center. Note: it is advisable to contact an independent adviser, as charitable deductions and other tax and estate impacts vary widely according to personal circumstances.