Ways to Give

Mission Statement of the Stanford Emergency Department

The mission of the Stanford Emergency Department is to provide excellent medical care in an environment of dignity, pride, and respect for our patients and staff with an emphasis on service, education, and discovery.

Stanford's Emergency Department serves as a vital medical resource for the community and region, and supports both the Stanford University Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to providing expert lifesaving treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the doctors and staff provide urgent care for anyone who seeks assistance, regardless of ability to pay. The Emergency Department is also our community's front line responder in the event of any multi-casualty incident, large scale disaster or pandemic.

For the benefit of people living in the Bay Area and far beyond, Emergency Department faculty and staff engage in research that leads to innovative medical advances and improved emergency care. The residency training program, under the auspices of the Division of Emergency Medicine, continuously trains the next generation of emergency medicine specialists. With Stanford's compelling record of scientific breakthroughs, its long tradition of providing expert and compassionate patient care, and its history of training many of the nation's top physicians, we are well positioned to create further advances in the delivery of emergency medical care, launch investigations that lead to treatment innovations, and educate tomorrow's health care leaders.

Should you wish to meet with a physician, nurse, or researcher, take a tour, or learn more about ways in which you can partner with Stanford Emergency Medicine through a gift, please see the contact information below. To donate a gift online, please click on the link below. We hope you will become part of the Stanford Emergency Medicine family.

How You Can Make a Difference:

Outright Gifts
Gifts to Stanford Emergency Medicine of cash, securities, or other property can be used immediately to support a variety of current needs in the Emergency Department.

Gift Pledges
A gift pledge is a formal statement of intent to make a gift over a period of time (up to five years).

Gifts with Retained Interest
You can hold an interest in your gift (e.g., donations of your home) for your lifetime or for a specified term of years, at which point the funds become available to Stanford Emergency Medicine.

Unrestricted Gifts
Unrestricted gifts provide flexibility; allowing us to use them when and where the needs are greatest.

Appreciated Securities
A gift of long-term appreciated marketable securities provides an income tax charitable deduction and capital gains tax savings to the donor.

Closely Held Securities
Gifts of securities in a company that is not publicly traded may result in one enjoying tax savings and an increase in income from the donated stock.

Matching Gifts
Many corporations may match or multiply their employees' gifts to the Stanford Emergency Medicine; up to a set amount. Please consult your company's personnel office for further giving information.

Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of your home or real property may allow you to claim an income tax charitable deduction, avoid capital gains taxes, eliminate certain costs associated with the transfer, and receive income.

Making a Planned Gift
Benefits include capital gains tax savings, increased income, income tax savings, and future financial security, thus maximizing your giving potential.

Memorials and Tribute Gifts
Gifts may be made in memory of an individual or in recognition of a special occasion or person.

Donate Online
To donate online click here to visit our secure website. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Paul Auerbach, MD
Professor of Surgery
Department of Emergency Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine
Alway Building - M121
300 Pasteur Drive Stanford, CA  94305
c: (650) 725-9445
Email: Paul Auerbach, MD