Make a Gift

Make a Gift

When you make a gift to the Department of Urology you support the many clinical, research and educational opportunities we undertake to improve patient care.

Supporters like you make a difference in our work. Thank you.

Urologic Research

Our faculty and fellows are pioneers in new treatments, technologies and strategies for improving the diagnosis and care of all urologic patients. Our research efforts lead the way in better understanding benign and cancerous urologic conditions, ensuring the best outcomes and boosting quality care.

Pediatric Urology Research

The Division of Pediatric Urology relies on charitable gifts to train physicians and provide innovative and compassionate care for the children who turn to us for care. Gifts large and small make a meaningful impact.

Give online to the Division of Pediatric Urologic Surgery.  The fund name will automatically appear as your Area of Support.

Global Health Initiatives

A key philanthropic mission of our department is establishing surgical training programs in developing countries. These programs are led by Joseph A. Smith Jr., MD, professor of Urologic Surgery, but are a department-wide effort.

Our surgeons, fellows and residents work with local doctors in more than a dozen African nations. Current efforts are focused on developing training programs in Malawi and Zambia as well as Liberia and continuing to provide surgical expertise in Eastern Congo.

Our Global Health Initiatives improve urologic care and expand our own education. When we work with doctors in other countries, we share technology and introduce the Vanderbilt name.

Education and Training

When you give to the Department of Urology, you help us continue providing and improving the best available training for residents and fellows. These doctors and researchers lead the future of urologic care across the country and will continue to train other doctors in urologic best practices.

Faculty Recruitment and Retention

At Vanderbilt, we are proud of our long-standing reputation as one of the best academic urology programs in the country. When we can share with others the financial support we enjoy from the community, alumni and patients, we strengthen our position as a leading institution.

Faculty knows they are supported and can rely on broad-based support for their research.

Ways to Give

Gifts in any amount, to any area of the Department of Urology make a difference in the lives of those who need us.

Give online, or learn about more ways to give.

Giving Options

Cash donations. There are several ways to donate funds to the Department of Urology:

  • Give Online. Make your gift through our secure online giving form. Choose “Other” from the drop down menu and type in Department of Urology in the comments section.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer. To set up your one-time or continuing electronic funds transfer, please contact VUMC Gift and Donor Services at (800) 288-0028 or email
  • Mail Your Gift. Mail your gift by completing the giving form and noting your area of support, if applicable. Checks may be made payable to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and mailed to the following address:
    • VUMC Gift and Donor Services 
      3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900 
      Nashville, TN 37203-1197

Corporate and Foundation Giving. Our community partners are crucial to our mission of making a difference. To learn more about corporate or foundation giving, please contact Erin Morrison, Executive Director of Development, at (615) 936-3088 or email

Higher Level Giving. For more information about making a high-level gift commitment to the Department of Urology or a specific department division or research initiative, please contact Chris Collins, Vice President for VUMC Development, at (615) 875-2670 or email

Matching Gift Opportunities. Many employers have matching gift programs that could double or even triple your gift amount. To learn more about matching gifts, please contact VUMC Gift and Donor Services at (800) 288-0028 or email

Stocks and Securities. Support the Medical Center through transferring gifts of stocks and securities. For more information, please contact VUMC Gift and Donor Services at (800) 288-0028 or email

Tribute Giving. Tribute gifts are great ways to honor someone special, a meaningful occasion or the cherished memory of a loved one. Select "Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone" when you make your gift online, or email us at to tell us more about your tribute gift.

Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning. Many people enjoy making a gift in their will. If the Department of Urology is important in your life, you can support it in this way, too. For more information, please contact Timothy A. Kaltenbach, Esq., Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning for VUMC, at (615) 343-3119 or email

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Please contact Development at (615) 936-0230 or if you have questions about making a gift to the Department of Urology.