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Philanthropy at CHORI: The Opportunity to Advance Health and Wellness Across the Globe


Established in 1959 Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is one of the most competitive research institutes in the country. The Institute enhances the capacity to understand disease and deliver state-of-the-art treatments, care, prevention and cures.

CHORI has been in the top 10 of the nation’s children's hospitals in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants for over a decade. Currently, the Institute’s scientists work with doctors at Oakland’s UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in over 300 clinical trials.

It has been with the generous support of donors, both small and large alike, that CHORI has achieved such major milestones as providing the first cure of alpha thalassemia major in North America, establishing the world's first and only non-profit sibling donor cord blood program, or developing a new vaccine for meningitis.

Be a part of our next 50 years of achievements

Help us create a vaccine for cancer. Assist us in preventing childhood obesity. Help us eliminate global iron deficiency and eradicate meningitis for good. Any of these advances in medicine could be the next key innovation that results from CHORI research.

To make gifts/donations to CHORI please mail this form along with your check and a cover letter indicating any specification regarding the utility of your gift to:

Director of Research Development
5700 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94609-1673

Alternatively, you can use this on-line form to donate through our fundraising branch, the Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation. When making your online donation please select the program you would like to fund, or choose ‘other’ and type CHORI Research, or the specific Scientist, you would like to fund in the second program box.

Different Ways of Giving

Endowment opportunities exist to support any of CHORI's four centers of research or to support the ongoing research of an individual Investigator. Individuals, families, corporations and foundations also have an opportunity to establish endowed chairs. Your endowment assists with recruitment and retention of outstanding basic and clinical researches worldwide. Supporting scientists through endowed chairs helps maintain the excellence of faculty and their work in perpetuity.

Honor/Memorial Gifts
Consider an honor or memorial gift to CHORI as a meaningful way to appreciate someone special. Recognize the accomplishment of a friend, relative, or colleague with a memorial gift. While honoring or memorializing special people in your life, you can join us in making today's research tomorrow's cure.

Gift Planning
Gift planning is a way for you to personally help advance pediatric and adult research, both locally and globally, and achieve your retirement and estate planning goals at the same time. Make CHORI a part of your legacy by including a gift of any size in your will or living Trust. Supplement your retirement income or save taxes years and help CHORI too. Your gift plan will be tailored to meet your financial situation and your vision for the health and wellbeing of our community and its children – now and for years to come.

Direct Gifts
Individuals, corporations or foundations may also give direct gifts to support individual research in specific areas such as cancer and birth defects prevention, genetics, blood diseases, diabetes, vaccine development, blood and marrow transplantation, nutrition and disease prevention. Gifts may also go toward the establishment of educational programs and seminars for scientific and lay audiences.

Naming Opportunities
We have numerous naming opportunities available. Memorialize your family name or foundation to a building; a research lab; lab equipment; bench in one of the four courtyards; bricks/tiles, etc.


revised: March 23, 2015 5:00 PM

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