Honorary and Memorial Gifts


If you would like to honor someone close to you, or memorialize a loved one’s legacy in a way that helps and heals others in need, please consider making a gift in that person’s name to Stanford Medicine to support one of our life-changing medical funds. What better way to honor someone special than with a gift that serves others?


Honor a friend, recognize a caregiver, or remember a loved one by making a gift to Stanford Medicine

Thank you for your interest in directing gifts to Stanford Medicine in memory of your loved one. A memorial gift is a meaningful, and tangible, way to remember someone special in your life, while also impacting  the broader community. By making such a gift, you can help ensure your loved one’s legacy continues for generations to come— by furthering groundbreaking research, advancing patient care, and supporting the training of a new generation of physicians and scientists.



Making a gift to Stanford can be a profound way to express your appreciation for, or to honor someone important to you—or to mark a special occasion such as an anniversary, birthday, or graduation. You can also recognize a physician, nurse, or caregiver by showing your gratitude for the care you or someone close to you received at Stanford. Like memorial gifts, honorary gifts provide lasting support for vital medical research, education, and patient care, while also recognizing someone special in your life. READ how one family’s gift supports medical education while honoring their mother’s nurse practitioner. 

If you would like us to notify the individual(s) whom you are honoring with your gift, please include their name and address in a note accompanying your donation.  

All memorial and honorary gifts can be made to an already-established fund at the University. MAKE A GIFT IN HONOR OF SOMEONE ONLINE HERE.


Visit our FAQ for more information about making memorial or honorary gifts.