Support Emergency Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Foundation

We appreciate your interest in making a donation to support our work. Whether you would like to contribute to research initiatives, equipment needs, or educational programs, there are many opportunities for meaningful gifts at every dollar level.

  • An honorary or memorial gift is a thoughtful way to recognize the accomplishments or memory of a colleague, friend, or relative.
  • Many corporations will match employees' personal donations. This additional support can double or even triple the value of your gift.
  • Consult your tax advisor to determine if your gift to the University is tax deductible.

Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation

The Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation (PEMF) was created in 1985 to fund educational and research projects, primarily initiated by The Center for Emergency Medicine. In nearly twenty years of existence, more than 100 research grants have been presented to dozens of researchers by the PEMF. These grants have resulted in over 60 published scientific papers, many receiving prestigious national awards. Research that can trace its origins to PEMF grants is leading to significant changes in the practice of emergency medicine.

Visit the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation website.

Center for Cardiac Arrest Survival Fund

The Center for Cardiac Arrest Survival Fund is a fund developed to support the unique Center for Cardiac Arrest Survival (CCAS).  This Center implements novel projects on the continuum of care for patients after cardiac arrest with particular focus on innovations outside of the traditional health care system including community CPR/layperson care trainings and post discharge care of survivors.  To donate to the CCAS Fund, click here.

Emergency Medicine Student Resource Fund

The EMSR Fund is an endowed fund established by Emergency Medicine faculty to help fund the academic, research and public service endeavors of our University of Pittsburgh medical students.  This fund is open to all donors, and is managed by the University of Pittsburgh.  To donate to the EMSR fund, click here.


Outright Gifts of Cash

Outright gifts provide essential and immediate support for our areas of greatest need. Use our secure online form to charge your gift today or print a pledge card to mail in your contribution.

Other Ways to Give

The following vehicles allow you to designate significant financial resources to the University while reducing your tax burden.

  • Appreciated Securities
  • Personal Property and Real Estate
  • Estate Planning


For more information about making a gift to us, please contact:

Division of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement
University of Pittsburgh and UPMC
Cathy Majka

Make checks payable to the University of Pittsburgh and note the appropriate fund with the check and mail to:

PO BOX 640093
PITTSBURGH PA 15264-0093