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Contribute a gift to help research efforts

Unrestricted General Operating Support

Unrestricted gifts are essential to the Institute's continued success. Typically, federal government and large association grants we receive only cover a portion of research expenses. The remaining funds must come from private contributions. In addition, private support provides the seed money for promising new studies before they qualify for federal funding. This seed money allows our researchers to act on interesting theories that may lead to new therapies, preventatives and treatments.

Restricted Research Funds

The Eleanor Roosevelt Institute at the University of Denver is currently researching Down syndrome, cancer, autism, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Alzheimer's disease, obesity and type II diabetes and Recombinant 8 syndrome. Restricted contributions can be made to support any one of these areas of research.

Tribute Gifts

Gifts in Celebration and Remembrance are the perfect way to honor and remember loved ones. Each time you send a gift, the person or family you designate will receive a special letter acknowledging your remembrance. The amount is never disclosed. You will receive a receipt for tax deduction.

How to Make a Contribution

Gifts of Cash

This is the simplest way to give. You can make your tax-deductible gift to the Institute in the form of cash or check. If you wish to use a credit card, click here. Your gift should be made payable to the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute @ DU. Please consult your tax advisor or accountant about specific situations.

Give Online

You can make your tax-deductible gift to the Institute on the University of Denver's website.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

With a gift of appreciated stock, you could obtain a twofold income tax benefit: a charitable deduction for the full present fair market value and no tax on the appreciation. Please call the Development Office at 303-871-5650 to obtain our brokerage account information and DTC number. Please consult your tax advisor or accountant about specific situations.

Charitable Estate Planning: The Pioneer Society

Many of ERI's "partners in science and discovery" have chosen to advance our pioneering research programs through their wills and estates. In special recognition of their support, the Institute has established the Pioneer Society, which is composed of people who have named the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute as a beneficiary in their wills, trusts, or life insurance policies. Leave a legacy and maximize your charitable contribution and the benefits to you and your family by taking advantage of a charitable estate gift plan, ranging from adding a bequest in your will to setting up a charitable remainder unitrust to provide you with income during your lifetime. Please consult your tax advisor or accountant about specific situations

If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at 303-871-5650.