Support the UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program

The UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program is named in honor of Gordon Murray who was treated at UCSF and lost his battle with brain cancer. Grateful for the state-of- the-art care that he received at UCSF, Mr. Murray’s wife Randi Murray led a fundraising campaign to build a program that helps families get the resources they need throughout the difficult experience of diagnosis, treatment, and bereavement.

UCSF Gordon Murray Caregiver Program Video 
Gordon Murray discusses the impact of UCSF 


A Message from The Murray Family


Dear Friends,

Brain cancer diagnosis is overwhelming for patients and their families, and is uniquely different from other cancers. Not only is the prognosis typically extremely serious, but the presence of cancer in the brain fundamentally affects the essence of the patient's being.

In our case, while we adjusted to the new reality of Gordon's diagnosis and the consequences of treatment – surgery, radiation and chemotherapy – we felt extremely fortunate to have access to the extraordinary medical team at UCSF led by Dr. Mitch Berger. It was an enormous source of solace to know that we had the resources of the premier center for brain cancer treatment in the world. In addition, everyone with whom we came in contact – the schedulers, radiation technicians, nurses, surgeons, oncologists and radiologists – demonstrated the highest level of caring and professionalism. The Neuro-Oncology team at UCSF is committed to finding a cure for brain cancer, and to continually improving patient care, but we need your help.

Gordon’s life was all about making a difference, whether it was in his professional or personal endeavors. He believed that with commitment and passion, any one person could improve the lives of others. His standard of excellence was an inspiration to all who knew him – his family, his friends, his colleagues and his medical team. Please join us by making a gift to the Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program. Your contribution will continue his legacy and make a tremendous difference to brain cancer patients and their families.

We hope that others who walk this path will have an easier journey because of the Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program, and that Gordon’s life, as well as his death, will have made a difference.

– Randi, Sam and Ben Murray


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How to Give

You can contribute to the Gordon Murray Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Program by any of the following methods:

By check:
Please make your check payable to the UCSF Foundation and mail it to the address below with a note indicating your wish to support the Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Program Endowment (Fund #7902332):
UCSF Foundation
P.O. Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

By credit card:
We accept contributions made using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Please click here to make a gift via our secure server. Or, if you prefer, please call toll‐free (877) 499-8273 to make your credit card gift by phone.

Planned Gift:
Whether your estate is large or small, you have the power to make a lasting, significant contribution to the Department of Neurological Surgery. By providing one-time or ongoing support, planned gifts enable you to meet your personal financial needs as you help the Department unravel the complex pathways of disease, train new generations of health-care leaders, and heal those who are sick.

Gifts of securities:
Many people choose to make gifts of stock, mutual funds, and other properties. These gifts of securities are made to the UCSF Foundation.

To make a gift of securities, discuss a planned gift, or if you have any questions about how you can make a difference with your philanthropy, please contact:

Caroline Bennett
Assist Director of Development, Neurosciences
415-514-2614
Caroline Bennett@ucsf.edu