Giving to the Department of Urology

The Department of Urology is incredibly grateful for your support, which allows us to pursue our missions of providing excellent patient care, making breakthrough discoveries in urologic care, and cultivating the next generation of leaders in urology. Your philanthropic investment, at ay level, will have a meaningful impact.

Research Support

Research funds can be earmarked to accelerate any of the multiple research efforts currently underway, or help to launch a novel line of inquiry. Research funds allow faculty to pursue new opportunities, advance projects at critical stages, and expand current projects. Discretionary expendable funding fuels promising research in urology, shaping the future of the field.

Expendable minimum: no minimum
Endowed minimum: $250,000

Education Support

Gifts to support education help us attract the best graduate students and advanced degree candidates from around the world by relieving financial pressures that can stifle creativity. This support allows aspiring scientists to choose their research directions freely and concentrate on the training they need to become the scientific leaders of tomorrow. Clinical fellowships provide physicians with hands-on clinical training, teaching experience, and instruction in research methodology, with the goal of preparing them to become skilled clinicians and academic leaders.

            Graduate students
            Expendable minimum: $60K
            Endowed minimum: $2M minimum

            Post-doctoral fellows
            Expendable minimum: $75K
            Endowed minimum: $2M minimum

            Clinical fellows
            Expendable minimum: $75K
            Endowed minimum: $2M minimum

Ways to Give

Gifts to the Department of Urology may be designated as either expendable or endowed. An expendable gift means that the full amount of the gift is accessible upfront for the purpose designated by the donor. This type of giving is an excellent way for you to make an immediate impact in areas such as research and innovation.

An endowed fund is a permanent source of support. Such gifts are invested by the University to generate annual income, and a portion of the return on the fund is used to support the purpose chosen by the donor. The balance of interest and the appreciation remains in the fund so that the principal continues to grow and keep pace with inflation.

The permanence of an endowed fund, and your ability to name the fund after anyone you choose, makes this type of giving an excellent vehicle for honoring or memorializing someone important to you. Learn more about Endowment Gift Opportunities.

Gifts to Stanford that are restricted for specific purposes are subject to a modest charge (currently 8 percent) to help offset the cost of university infrastructure, such as physical facilities and administrative overhead. This longstanding practice, which is common at peer institutions, is essential to the university's overall excellence. This charge does not apply to endowed funds for undergraduate financial aid, undergraduate research, graduate fellowships, or academic-year, tenure-line faculty salaries. It also does not apply to expendable support for building projects.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts include a variety of gifts with special tax implications, including gifts through your estate (in your will or revocable trust) and life income gifts. Life income gifts allow you to transfer assets now (cash, securities, or real estate) and receive income for a period of time with the remainder going to Stanford.

By including Stanford University Medical Center 's Department of Urology in your financial planning, you provide a gift that will live on and benefit future generations.


Transferring appreciated marketable stock to Stanford is a good option if you wish to support an area of medical research while reducing your tax bill. Individuals who transfer stock can receive a charitable tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax.

Specifying How You Would Like Your Gift Used

You may designate your gift to support a specific division, program, or research area, or you may allocate your gift to the general fund, which allows the department to determine how the gift can best be used to support top priorities.


Mail your donation to:

Development Services
P.O. Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309-0466

Online giving

Please consider a donation to the San Jose Auxiliary's Annual Campaign project, Bladder Bootcamp. Please note in your donation,  "referred by Dr. Kathleen Kan/Stanford University Department of Urology. " This will group related gifts together. 

Questions about gifts?

Hilary Furlong (all other programs)
(650) 725-1057

Evelyn Klass-Rodewald (cancer related)
(650) 498-5884