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Your Support Makes a Difference

There are so many ways you can change lives through the University Health System Foundation. Whether you are making an online donation, preparing a more detailed legacy giving plan, or volunteering your time, you can rest assured that you are part of something big—something extraordinary that will continue to support the community with compassion for generations to come.

Our Foundation Team Members can guide you on how to best make an impact to match what is most important to you. Contact our office at 210-358-9860.

Donate Online

Patients, their families and our community depend on us to provide the highest level of care every day. Thanks to your philanthropic goodwill, you help make it possible.

As a nonprofit hospital system, we rely on both public funds and private contributions to meet the healthcare challenges of today and the future. While public funds address the most basic needs at University Health System, individual and corporate contributions enable us to implement the innovative and state-of-the-art improvements that help us go the extra mile and offer medical care that is beyond exceptional.

As a nonprofit hospital system, we rely on both public funds and private contributions to meet the healthcare challenges of today and the future. While public funds address the most basic needs at University Health System, individual and corporate contributions enable us to implement the innovative and state-of-the-art improvements that help us go the extra mile and offer medical care that is beyond exceptional.

Primary Fund (General Fund)

This unrestricted primary fund enables the Foundation to use your gift to respond to ever-changing community needs and emergencies These donations provide the greatest flexibility, enabling us to meet the most pressing demands of University Health System. Funds support our trauma mission, women’s and children’s health, spiritual care and healing, community health initiatives, adult health and disaster response and relief efforts. Be a lifeline by making an online donation today.

Charitable Gift Planning

Other Ways to Give

Grateful Patient Program

Have you had an exceptional experience at University Hospital? Individuals and families can give back by designating their gift to a service line, department, or to the primary fund in honor of their caregiver.

Memorial or Tribute Giving

Celebrate a life by making a memorial or tribute gift. A memorial gift offers a meaningful way to honor the memory of a loved one while also extending sympathy to the family. The family receives a special letter that recognizes the honoree and the donor. A tribute gift celebrates a person on a special occasion, such as a birthday, wedding or anniversary. A tribute gift is also a way of giving thanks to a physician, nurse or caregiver at University Health System. The honoree receives a special card that recognizes the honoree and the donor. The amount of your gift always remains confidential.

Legacy and Planned Giving

There is no doubt that all of us wants to leave a lasting legacy. Planned Giving is one of the best ways to ensure you are making the type of impact you want in an area that means the most to you. Many of our loyal donors have already established Legacy Giving plans that include scheduled monthly, yearly or end of life donations through bequests, life insurance and retirement plans. University Health System was built by the community — for the community — and will continue to strengthen its lifeline to exceptional healthcare for many years to come thanks to these forward-thinking donors.

Corporate & Matching Gifts

Corporate donations advance our mission by building lifelines of support for the greater community. Together, corporate gifts of all sizes allow the Foundation to enhance programs for patients and employees that benefit and encourage a healthy community throughout our lifetime.

Many employers also encourage their employees to give to their favorite causes through a company sponsored matching gift program. Check with your company’s employee benefits department to see how you can double your donation and build lifelines to compassionate care. Every gift advances extraordinary care at University Health System.

As a nonprofit hospital system, we rely on both public funds and private contributions to meet the healthcare challenges of today and the future. While public funds address the most basic needs at University Health System, individual and corporate contributions enable us to implement the innovative and state-of-the-art improvements that help us go the extra mile and offer medical care that is beyond exceptional.

Stock Donation

Gifts of stock and securities are a highly desirable form of giving because they support our mission, while providing significant tax benefits for you. The tax advantages of stock and securities gifts include:

  • No capital gains tax when you give long-term appreciated securities to University Health System Foundation.
  • A charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock if it has been held for more than a year.
  • A deduction of the stock’s fair market value against a maximum of 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Any excess deductions can be carried forward into as many as five additional tax years.

Fundraising Events

Our special events provide the community a way to directly get involved in building lifelines. Together, your support as a sponsor or an attendee will play a part in changing the present and future of healthcare in San Antonio.

Ways to Support — Volunteer Subsection

University Health System would not be what it is today without its volunteers. For more information please visit our Volunteer Services page.