Memorial and Honor Gifts

We believe in honoring the human spirit during times of wellness, illness and the end of life.
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We believe in honoring the human spirit during times of wellness, illness and the end of life.

If you choose to make a memorial or honor gift to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center to honor the life of a friend or loved one, your gift will support the center’s Fund for Hope and will be used to meet the important priority needs of the center.

Alternately you may choose to designate the gift to support a specific type of brain tumor research project or wish to make your gift in honor of any doctors, nurses or caregivers who may have contributed to the patient’s care. 

When you make a memorial or honor gift, we can notify the family or person you specify (your contribution amount remains confidential). Please include the name and address of the person or family you would like for us to notify about your thoughtful gesture. We will send an acknowledgement to whomever you designate. 

Giving online is perhaps the most convenient way to make a memorial or honor gift. 

To make your gift by mail, print and complete this form and make your check payable to Tisch Brain Tumor Center and mail to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center,  DUMC 3624, Durham, NC  27710.  On the memo line, please note “In memory of (person’s name),” as well as the gift’s designation, if any. 

If you recently have suffered the loss of a loved one and would like for friends and family to make a donation in lieu of flowers, you may instruct the funeral director to include the following phrase in the obituary notice:  "In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke."  Checks should be made payable to Tisch Brain Tumor Center and sent to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710.

For more information, please contact Ellen Stainback at 919.684.4784.