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Gift Designations

To make an online donation, click the research area you would like to support:


Alzheimer’s Disease Excellence Fund

Supports the advancement of biomedical research at UCI MIND, such as induced pluripotent stem cell studies and the identification of biological markers for Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Clinic Fund

Supports the advancement of clinical research at UCI MIND, such as the Longitudinal Study and trials of promising new treatments

Women & Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund

Supports research to understand why two out of every three patients with Alzheimer’s disease are women

The 90+ Study

Supports the longitudinal research project led by Drs. Claudia Kawas and Maria Corrada that examines successful aging and dementia in individuals 90 years and older

Down Syndrome Program

Supports the longitudinal research project led by Dr. Ira Lott that examines aging and Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with Down syndrome

Huntington’s Disease Program

Supports HD-CARE, a partner organization led by Dr. Leslie Thompson that aims to advance Huntington’s disease research and clinical care at UCI

Memorial Donations

A memorial donation is a wonderful way to support Alzheimer’s disease research in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special.


I want to make a memorial donation online.

To make a memorial donation online, click here.

I want to mail a memorial donation.

To mail a memorial donation to UCI MIND, please follow these steps:

1. Make a check payable to: UCI MIND

2. Indicate on the memo line: Alzheimer’s disease research

3. Include with the check:

  • Name of the individual in whose memory or honor the donation is being made
  • Name/address of the individual(s) to receive an acknowledgement (e.g., spouse,  family member)
  • Donor’s name/address/phone number

4. Mail the check and above information to:

2646 Biological Sciences III
Irvine CA 92697-4545

(include all 9 numbers in zip code)

Once a memorial donation has been received, a thank you is sent to the donor.

In addition, an acknowledgment is sent to the individual(s) indicated, informing them a donation has been made in memory or in honor of their loved one.

I have a question about making a donation.

Cherry JusticePlease contact Cherry Justice, Executive Director of Development for UCI MIND, at 949.824.3793 or

Planned Giving

To discuss how these tools and strategies may be useful for you, please contact:

Jiesi Zhao Thomas, Esq. 

Executive Director, Planned Giving

University of California, Irvine
5141 California Avenue, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92617


Cherry Justice 

Executive Director of Development, UCI MIND

2656 Bio Sci III
Irvine, CA 92697-4545


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Charitable IRA Rollover

A Charitable IRA Rollover is a gift option that enables you to transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to UCI MIND and can mitigate your tax liability. Individuals aged 70 ½ and older can take advantage of this gift option. For individuals who turn 70½ after December 31, 2019, the Required Minimum Distribution age of 70½ is increased to age 72.

Gifts of Appreciated Assets

Donating appreciated assets, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization. This gift option can help you to avoid capital gains taxes on the asset as well as provide a fair market value income tax deduction while maximizing your impact to UCI MIND.

Gifts of Real Estate

Donating gifts of appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to UCI MIND. Get a full fair market value income tax deduction for your gift and bypass all capital gains taxes on your property.


Gifts from your charitable investment account, or Donor Advised Fund, is an effective and impactful way to support UCI MIND.  Contact your sponsoring organization to advise making a distribution to support UCI MIND.

Gifts of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to support UCI MIND. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy. Gifting all or a percentage of your insurance policy can make a significant impact with minimal effort.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract between you and the University of California. In exchange for a gift of cash or publicly traded stock, the university agrees to make fixed payments to you for the remainder of your life or to a loved one for their life. Once the university’s obligation to you has been fulfilled, the remains of your initial gift are used to further UCI MIND’s mission in an area that you designate.

My family and I want to step up to support the critical research at UCI MIND needed to help not only today’s senior population, but also future generations.

Harriet HarrisPhilanthropist & Leadership Council Member

A dollar invested here is like a dollar invested for the rest of the world.

Burton YoungPhilanthropist & Leadership Council Member

If we can collectively contribute to future generations, who knows what can be achieved?

John BakerResearch Participant

Our desire is to do what we can to help find a cure for this disease.

Roger LisabethPhilanthropist & Study Partner

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