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Giving Opportunities

At the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, doctors and scientists are dedicated to understanding the causes of Alzheimer's Disease, accurate diagnosis, and preventive measures including creating effective therapies, and ultimately curing this debilitating disease.

Your gift, large or small, will help us battle the disease through extensive research studies, clinical trials, and patient care. The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is experiencing an exciting and unprecedented new phase of rapid growth and discovery—and you can help us achieve our mission.

Types of Gifts

  • Outright gift (cash, check, or credit card)
  • Endowed gift (lasts in perpetuity; minimums required)
  • Appreciated securities
  • Planned Gift through your will or estate

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You can support research that has the potential to affect the lives of individuals around the world; create funding for programs that support the families of those with Alzheimer's; assist graduate students, residents and fellows as they study the disease; and provide funds for the center's greatest needs.

Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Greatest Needs 
Private support allows for groundbreaking research into Alzheimer's Disease to take place at an accelerated pace, helping scientists make the leap from bench to bedside, from laboratory to patient. Gifts of any size can make a great impact on the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, providing funding to cover its greatest needs, ranging from research into the causes of Alzheimer's and effective drugs to fight the disease, to the purchase and upkeep of research equipment, to the management of clinical trials. Funds given for the center's greatest needs also support specialized family programs designed for those affected by the disease and their families and caregivers.

Donate Online Today

If you would like to mail a check:

1. Make the check payable to UC San Diego Foundation with a note in the memo that specifies that the gift is for the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

2. Please include the supplemental donation form

3. Mail the form and the check to:

UC San Diego Foundation
9500 Gilman Drive #0940
La Jolla, CA 92093-0940

For gifts directed to a specific purpose, any questions, or to learn more on how you can support the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, please contact Emily Little ( or (858) 822-4800.