Why funding is important to the Cardiovascular Center
Philanthropy plays an important role in advancing the work of the Cardiovascular Center and the patients who receive its benefits.
Your gift positions the Center's researchers to gain additional private and public funding.
Private philanthropy has been used by the Cardiovascular Center to provide seed funding to bright, new investigators for their start-up research projects. A seed-funding grant allows researchers to develop baseline research results and that in turn positions them competitively to receive U.S. National Institutes of Health or National Heart, Lung and Blood Disease Institute awards.
Currently, seed-fund grant recipients receive $50 of competitive funding for every $1 of philanthropy invested.
Private benefactors have also provided important recruitment funding needed to attract excellent faculty members to conduct research, provide care and implement community outreach and education. Recruitment funding has allowed the Cardiovascular Center to recruit post-doctoral fellows and faculty to conduct research.
Endowed professorships have allowed the Cardiovascular Center to identify and develop programs around multidisciplinary themes.
Pledge or donate by credit card using our secure site. In the Gift Designation section of the online form, please be sure to select "Cardiovascular Disease" from the list under Research Areas. Use the Comments section to provide detailed information about the type of cardiovascular research you wish to support.