Make a Difference

Help support the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology (IUO)

UCLA's Institute for Urologic Oncology (IUO) is poised to become the driving force for multi-disciplinary patient care and global research, resulting in the most comprehensive program of its kind treating patients with all stages of a given urologic cancer type.

Arie Belldegrun
Arie Belldegrun, MD. Director, Institute of Urologic Oncology (IUO)

The new home of the IUO, in the Edie and Lew Wasserman Building at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, enables physicians, surgeons and researchers from multiple departments to come together to leverage their expertise and change the course of therapeutic developments. We value your partnership in this crucial mission.

Philanthropic support fuels innovative research, bringing new hope to patients with complex urologic oncology diseases.

Each gift, regardless of amount, moves IUO scientists and researchers one step closer to translating laboratory findings from bench to bedside more rapidly and effectively, ultimately saving lives. While many such pursuits are federally funded, there exists a critical gap between identifying a need and attracting grant support for it.  Philanthropy fills that gap and is vital to the success of this promising work.

There are four (4) options for gift giving to the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology:

1. Donation by mail

If you are interested in making a donation by mail, please send checks directly to:

The UCLA Foundation [ATTN: Patrick Bruno]
Lockbox 7145, 14005 Live Oak Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91109-9903

Checks should be made out to “The UCLA Foundation” to support the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology.  In the memo line of IUO-affiliated gift checks, please make note of the following: “IUO Support Fund #63473O”. 

2. Donation of stocks and bonds

Please see these instructions for transferring gifts of stocks and bonds.  Note that the fund name is the “IUO Support Fund #63473O” and the contact name is “Dawn Zelmanowitz”.

3. Donation by credit card

Please call 310-794-2447 to process credit card gifts with Olivia Robbins of Donor Relations.  Phone hours of availability are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Do not hesitate to leave a message if Olivia is not readily available.  She will return your call at her earliest convenience.  Note that gifts of $10,000 or more will need be handled differently.  Please contact Dawn Zelmanowitz (contact information below) if this is the case.

4. Cash Wire Instructions

Please see these instructions for wiring cash gifts.  Note the important instructions at the base of the form, which request notification to UCLA prior to the transfer of any gift.  Questions may be forwarded via email [email protected] or via call to the AS Treasury at 310-794-3333.

If you have gift related questions, please contact:

Dawn Zelmanowitz
Administrator, Institute of Urologic Oncology
Email: [email protected]
Office:   310-794-2529
Cellular: 213-700-2343

We are grateful for your partnership. Thank you.