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A Promise for the Future


What causes normal brain cells to become cancerous? Can we develop restorative surgical treatments for a disease like Parkinson’s? What new surgical techniques and devices will produce better outcomes from spine surgery?

These are just some of the questions we are asking –– and working hard to understand — in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. We know that the answers to these questions and others will emerge from pioneering research now underway.

In fact, every new discovery we make brings us one step closer to better treatments and potential cures. Our top-ranked team of scientists, clinical researchers, and neurosurgeons pool their knowledge about the brain, spine, and central nervous system to uncover and resolve why things sometimes go wrong and how we can make them right again.

You can contribute to programs in the Department of Neurological Surgery by any of the following methods:

By check:
Please make your check payable to the UCSF Foundation with a note indicating the program you wish to support and mail it to:
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 415-476-2647 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:

Joe Neisen
Neurosciences Director of Development
(415) 502-8309
JNeisen@support.ucsf.edu 


We hope that you take pride in the part you play in helping to unlock the mysteries of the brain, spine, and central nervous system. In years to come, as dramatic discoveries translate into innovative treatments and even cures, we will reflect with gratitude on the generosity of those who made it possible. 



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