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Help fund a diagnosis

Please contact Terra Coakley for making a donation to the Center for Undiagnosed Diseases.

You may also give directly via Giving to Stanford website.

Generous donations support research dedicated to finding answers for people with rare disease and advancing our understanding of genetics.

  • $500 provides DNA sequencing for a patient
  • Funds testing, evaluation, and travel to our facility
  • Donations are tax deductible

Direct Gifts

Personal Checks

If you would like to make a gift by personal check, please make it payable to "Stanford University" and indicate that the donation is to support the Center for Undiagnosed Diseases.

Remit your payment to:
Stanford University
Center for Undiagnosed Diseases
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5406

Credit Card

Gifts by credit card can be made through Stanford's secure Giving to Stanford website. Please select Stanford Medicine and add Center for Undiagnosed Diseases in the special instructions/designation box.


Transferring appreciated marketable stock to Stanford is a good option if you wish to support an area of medical research while reducing your tax bill. Individuals who transfer stock can receive a charitable tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts include a variety of gifts with special tax implications, including gifts through your estate (in your will or revocable trust) and life income gifts. Life income gifts allow you to transfer assets now (cash, securities, or real estate) and receive income for a period of time with the remainder going to Stanford.