The Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine is dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and education. In addition to the commitment to providing the best care possible, we are committed to advancing discovery and treatment through research.

By making a charitable contribution to the Department of Neurology, you are playing a critical role in driving medical breakthroughs. Please accept my sincere gratitude for your thoughtful consideration of a gift to the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine.

With thanks,

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD
Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine

Ways to give

Private support has allowed for unprecedented innovation and discovery and has been essential in advancing human health. Gifts can be directed to the Department of Neurology in the form of cash, securities, corporate matching gifts, real estate and personal property. Gifts of all kinds are tax deductible and may be designated for immediate use or as a long-term investment through an endowment.

Types of gifts

Outright gifts

Private gifts provide valuable resources that allow for the delivery of unique opportunities throughout the department in real-time throughout the year. This type of support allows us the flexibility to follow truly promising new discoveries, cover project shortfalls when other funding has been reduced or eliminated and devote more time and focus directly to research.

An outright gift designated to the Department of Neurology can be made online by highlighting "Neurology" after selecting "Departments & Divisions" under the "School of Medicine." To support a section or program within the department, please enter the designation of your choice in the box that says “I prefer to enter my own designation” (see to the right).

Outright gifts can also be made via check made out to Washington University with Department of Neurology (or the designation of your choice within the department) denoted in the memo line. Please mail your check to:

Washington University
Attention: Department of Neurology
MSC 1082-414-2555
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-9989

Planned gifts

A planned gift provides an opportunity for you to integrate a charitable gift into your overall financial, tax and estate plan. Planned gifts can provide expendable support when disbursed or they can be used to establish an endowed fund that will live in perpetuity with the institution. Planned giving provides strategies that enable you to support the Department of Neurology through:

  • Wills and trusts

  • Stocks/securities

  • Real estate

  • Charitable gift annuities/trusts

  • Retirement plan assets

  • Beneficiary designations

If you would like to designate the Department of Neurology as a beneficiary of a portion or all of your estate, the My Planned Gift Form provides us the information we need to properly document your wishes. We would be glad to talk with you about your objectives and ways to meet them.

Memorial gifts

We are honored when families request that memorial donations be directed to the Department of Neurology. Please contact Emily Williams, and she will provide the information you need to make sure these incredibly meaningful gifts are designated appropriately.

If you would like more information about private support, please contact Alex Carr at or 314-935-3498 or Emily Williams at or 314-935-2660.