Financial Giving

Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation advances lifesaving basic and clinical research.

Financial Giving

Your Support Makes a Difference

Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity and precision medicine working to enhance lives through discovery, diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders. We are a beacon of innovation, attracting leading blood health experts from around the world, all focused on a singular task: saving lives. With your support, we will make a difference!

Kelley McCaskill
Vice President, Philanthropy

Investing in Innovation

Versiti Blood Research Institute investigators and trainees work tirelessly to advance their groundbreaking research. However, they spend nearly 50% of their time applying for grants and federal funding, which carries a success rate of less than 10%. Thanks to their high-quality work, 90% of our researchers have obtained federal funding—but your philanthropic gifts drive opportunities.

Your generous financial gifts enable our team to spend more time in the lab, accelerating the pace of research and bringing lifesaving discoveries to the clinical setting more quickly.

 
 

How can you make a lasting contribution to Versiti Blood Research Institute? Financial gifts, including donating stock to charity, help us continue to invest in medical innovation and discovery through research, and will provide hope for better treatments, superior outcomes and cures for the patients we serve.

Stock donation and gifts of bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value provide research support while potentially allowing you to avoid paying capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction.

Our broker is Robert W. Baird & Co. Contact and transfer information is below.

Robert W. Baird & Co.
PO Box 672
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Financial Advisor is: Roger Klumb 414-765-3500
Our account # 1610-5025

Planned gifts allow you to show your support and appreciation for Versiti Blood Research Institute’s mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate planning and philanthropic goals. Our knowledge of your estate plans allows us to celebrate your generosity today.

Many employers sponsor gift matching programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your human resources department.

Corporate and Foundation Relations serve as the Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation’s centralized point of contact for the corporate and foundation community. Contact Grace Arend at garend@versiti.org to explore new avenues of collaboration, tour our labs, and interact with researchers, post-doctoral fellows and fellows.

We welcome community fundraising efforts that help support the Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation. Contact the Foundation office at 414-937-6799 to learn more about creating your own crowdfunding page through JustGiving.

Memorial and tribute gifts are heartfelt, meaningful ways to honor the individuals who have touched your life. Memorial gifts are made in the name of a loved one who has passed away, while honor gifts mark milestones important to you—birthdays, anniversaries, cancer remission dates and more.

Charitable donations from IRA accounts are a great way to make the most of your philanthropic donations.

For more information on philanthropic giving, please contact the Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation at 414-937-6799 or doleniczak@versiti.org. Financial gifts can also be sent to:

Versiti Blood Research Institute, Attn: Foundation Office
8733 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
P.O. Box 26576
Milwaukee, WI 53226

 

Matching Gifts

Does your company match your donations? Use the drop down below to see if you can double your donation by using this great opportunity.

 
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Qualified Charitable Distributions
Financial donors over age 70 may make an IRA qualified charitable distribution to Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation from their retirement savings accounts.
 
Versiti Legacy Society
During your estate planning, consider making a planned gift to Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation to fund medical innovation.
 
Versiti Blood Research Institute
Versiti Blood Research Institute investigators study blood disorders like hemophilia, blood cancers like leukemia, and other blood diseases.
 
Ways to Give
You can support Versiti’s mission in several ways, including donating blood, hosting a blood drive, joining the organ and tissue donor registry, and more.