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Types of Gifts You Can Make to Support University of Colorado Hospital

Your Gifts Strengthen World Class Programs

Foundation staff can assist you in creating the charitable vehicle that best meets your philanthropic interests and most effectively continues University of Colorado Hospital's commitment to excellence in patient care, research and education.

All gifts are expended strictly in accordance with your wishes and are handled with utmost professional care and efficiency to ensure the impact of every dollar is maximized.

When you donate, you strengthen world-class programs that ultimately benefit the people who are treated here every day.

How You Can Donate

By Mail

Writing a check or using your credit card are perhaps the simplest ways to give. You can deduct a cash gift for income tax purposes in the year in which you contribute it.

Print a donation form


You may send your check or credit card payment to:

University of Colorado Hospital Foundation
12401 East 17th Avenue
Mail Stop F485
Aurora, CO 80045


If you would like a University of Colorado Hospital Foundation professional to assist you, please call us at (720) 848-7802.

By Phone

Call (720) 848-7749 to make a gift by credit card or to speak to a Foundation representative. Our friendly receptionists are available to assist you from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


If you call at another time, please leave a message. Your call will be returned during regular business hours.

Types of Gifts

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Annual Gifts

Annual gifts from grateful patients, their families and friends of University of Colorado Hospital provide critically needed support for patients as well as the physicians, nurses and staff carrying out the hospital's mission.


Donors may choose to support the hospital's greatest needs or a myriad of areas within the hospital that have had a profound impact on their lives.  Our donors receive direct mail pieces signed by John Harney, President and CEO, in the Spring and Fall of every year and give them the option of donating with a pledge card or online. 

Doctor's Day Gifts

Doctor's Day occurs annually on March 30, when patients and their families send donations and notes of appreciation to their physicians.

Endowed Funds

Endowed Funds ensure the continued excellence of many different types of programs at UCH. They supplement operating support and allow programs to innovate, grow and excel. Endowed funds support clinical programs and reearch, education and advocacy.


Because the interest earned is available year after year, our patients and their families will benefit in perpetuity. Endowed funds may be established with a gift of $50,000 or more.

Major Gifts

Gifts of $25,000 or more in support of a specific capital or clinical program at University of Colorado Hospital are crucial to the fiscal health of the institution. UCH receives no funding from the state of Colorado and relies heavily on the generosity of donors to continue its mission.


If you are interested in learning more about major gift opportunities, please contact Erin M. Henninger at or 720-848-7850.

Matching Gifts

Many companies have matching-gift programs through which your generosity to University of Colorado Hospital Foundation can be multiplied. Please contact your employer for appropriate forms and procedures.

Memorial Gifts

A Memorial Gift is a special way to remember a loved one who is no longer with you. In return, you can be assured that your gift is supporting the exceptional programs and services at University of Colorado Hospital. The Foundation provides the family of the deceased a monthly list of gifts received in memory of their loved one.


Obituary Information

University of Colorado Hospital Foundation can help you include memorial gift information in obituaries. Sample sentences include:

  • The family requests that memorial gifts be forwarded to University of Colorado Hospital Foundation, 12401 East 17th Avenue, Mail Stop F485, Aurora, CO 80045
  • Please write In memory of __(person's name)__ in the memo line of the check

We will be glad to notify someone of your kind gift – just let us know the person's name and address.

Patient Gifts

Letters are periodically sent out to those who have been a patient at the hospital during a particular timeframe, providing the patient an opportunity to support an area of the hospital that has made an impact on their care. 

Planned Giving

By making a bequest (a gift in your will), you can help support University of Colorado Hospital for years to come. Please consult your attorney and financial advisors as appropriate. You might consider giving specific property (such as real estate) or a specific dollar amount or a percent of your estate.


Recommended bequest language:

"I give, devise and bequeath to the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation, a Colorado charitable corporation located in Aurora, Colorado the sum of ($___) or (percent of the residue of my estate) or (other personal or real property appropriately described) to be used for ______ (or as its Foundation Board of Directors shall deem advisable) to best promote the institution's objectives and mission."

Tribute Gifts

You may wish to honor the accomplishments of friends or loved ones by making a gift to The University of Colorado Hospital Foundation in their name, or on the occasion of a special event such as a birthday or anniversary. We will send a notification of your generous remembrance to the individual or individuals memorialized or honored (gift amount is not disclosed).

Other Donation Types

Read about In-Kind, Donating your Body and Volunteering.