Ways to Give

Your contributions enable the most innovative minds in digestive disease research to pursue their best ideas. Our researchers need your support to achieve new treatment options. Help us make a difference.

For more than 60 years, the GI Research Foundation’s targeted and collaborative research investments have contributed to a substantially greater understanding of disease genesis, progression, and treatment options, thanks to the generous support of our donors.

You can read about the many ways to give below or visit our donation page to make a one-time or monthly contribution online.

Popular Ways to Give

Support our lifechanging work with a one-time donation through our safe, secure online portal today.

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As a recurring donor, you provide a dependable source of funding for groundbreaking research.

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Show your support for our work while also honoring family, friends, or medical providers.

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A gift in memory of a loved one, friend, or colleague is a powerful way to honor their life.

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Make checks payable to GI Research Foundation. Optionally, print and send in our donation form.

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By participating in our matching gift program, you can double your support to the GI Research Foundation without giving a dollar more!

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Tax-Efficient Gifts

Gifting stock is a simple, powerful way to support our lifesaving work. It also offers you a number of financial benefits.

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If you’re 70-1/2 or older, you can donate up to $100,000 per year directly from an Individual Retirement Account.

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Maximize your support for GI research. Your fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.

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Planned Giving and Major Gifts

Through planned giving, you can reach your financial goals of today and make a difference in the lives of those affected by digestive disease.

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One of the most meaningful ways to support digestive disease research is through a gift in your will. Create one free on this site.

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With a gift or event sponsorship of $25,000 or more, the support of our major donors provides us with critical research funding.

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The Impact of Your Gifts

We invest in bold ideas and innovation at every stage.

The GI Research Foundation provides critical early funding to support novel and innovative pilot studies. Grants are awarded to senior faculty, residents, fellows, and young investigators to begin or continue their research.

We invest in facilities that advance treatments and cures.

The result is a unique physical and technological infrastructure that enables UChicago Medicine scientists to understand the causes of digestive diseases, identify potential cures, and swiftly translate these discoveries into groundbreaking patient treatments.

We develop the next generation of vibrant research leaders.

We proudly support recruiting a world-class team of physician-scientists to advance clinical trials and complement UChicago Medicine’s robust laboratory research activities.