Donating to Our Division

The success of the Urology Health Services Research Division in reaching our goals -- striving to improve the delivery, access, and quality of urologic care through innovative health services research -- requires more than the dedication of our team. Financial gifts to the division also play an important role in helping us sustain and expand the division.

The generous financial support of patients, our friends, institutions, and the community at-large are essential in continuing our record of excellence. With your support, we can train the next generation of medical students, urology residents, and fellows, support a robust research infrastructure that includes novel datasets and biostatistical support, and produce high-quality, impactful studies that change practice in positive ways.

Your financial gift is an opportunity to be part of the advanced training and forward-looking research on-going in our department.

To make an immediate donation to our department, please use the secure Division of Health Services Research gift webpage or please contact:

Deidre Lesesne, Director of Development at 412-482-4334 or

Types of Gifts:

Matching Gifts

Many companies match charitable donations made by employees or employees’ spouses. This additional support can double or even triple the value of your gift. Please check with your human resources department to see if your company has a gift-matching program and ask for a matching gift form. We are a 501(c)(3) designation.

Payment by Check

Make checks payable to the Division of Health Services Research and mail to:

Deidre Lesesne, Director of Development
Forbes Towers, Suite 8084
3600 Forbes Ave. at Meyran Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Gift Pledges

Some people prefer to make a gift pledge, which can be paid in installments over a period of months or years. To make a pledge, please contact Deidre Lesesne at 412-482-4334 or send her an e-mail (

Honor and Memorial Gifts

An honor or memorial gift is a thoughtful way to recognize the accomplishments or memory of a family member, friend, or colleague.

Tax Concerns

Contributions to the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are tax-deductible as provided by law. You will receive a written acknowledgment and tax receipt in the mail.  Please consult with your tax advisor before making any contribution or taking any tax deduction.