UAB gratefully accepts gifts to support the Division of Nephrology, especially those made in honor or memory of someone significant to the donor. Gifts to UAB are tax-deductible** and may be made in several forms, including:


We have many Endowments and funds that relate directly to kidney-related research, fellowship training and clinical care.  Here are the lists of our funds that you can direct your gift to and the link to enter your information.

  • Andreoli Endowment in Nephrology Dr. Andreoli was the Director of Nephrology from 1970 to 1979 and held numerous leadership positions, including President of the American Society of Nephrology and the International Society of Nephrology.  He received the David M. Hume Memorial Award of the National Kidney Foundation, Robert H. Williams Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award from the Association of Professors of Medicine, the Louis Pasteur Medal from the Universite Louis Pasteur and the Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology from the American Physiological Society. Give Now
  • Robert G. Luke Endowment in Transplant Nephrology Dr. Luke was Director of Nephrology from 1979-1987. During Dr. Luke's tenure, the transplant nephrology section of the division was established at UAB. Both have gone on to substantial renown, Dr. Luke as President of the ASN and Chair of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, and transplant nephrology at UAB as one of the nation's premier programs, having trained 30 transplant nephrologists and advanced the field with cutting edge clinical and translational research. This endowment continues the innovative impact of Dr. Luke's efforts in kidney transplantation at UAB. Give Now
  • Comprehensive Transplant Institute UAB has a rich tradition in solid organ transplantation; the Comprehensive Transplant Institute (CTI) was created by the Board of Trustees in 2011 to build on that tradition.  From its first kidney transplant in 1968 through implementation of the new ECMO program for lung transplant candidates and ABO- and HLA-incompatible kidney transplantation (both landmark advances realized in 2013), the CTI is a culmination of the culture of excellence that permeates organ transplantation at UAB.Give Now
  • IgA Nephropathy Research IgA Nephropathy is one of the most common and undetected kidney diseases and arises when IgA a protein to help fight infections settles in the kidneys.  This leads to an inability to filter waste and excess water from the blood. This leads to many progressive symptoms that ultimately lead to kidney failure. Our division, along with many other physician scientists, are interested in developing tools to more effectively diagnose and monitor IgA Nephropathy. We are also very interested in gaining insight into the mechanisms of this disease to help guide discoveries that will lead to targeted therapy.Give Now
  • Nephrology Research and Training Center Established in 1976 the NRTC’s mission is to strengthen and support training and research activities across UAB. The NRTC provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary infrastructure and environment to support kidney-related research from molecular pathways to model systems to man. The NRTC takes a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental approach to the study and training in kidney-related disease and physiology.Give Now
  • Fabry and Peritoneal Dialysis Research Fund Supports Fabry and Peritoneal dialysis research expenses in the Division of NephrologyGive Now
  • Telemedicine Research Fund Supports Telemedicine research in the Division of Nephrology Give Now
  • Fellowship Enrichment Fund Give Now
  • Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine Fund The Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine Section is a translational research program supported jointly by the Division of Nephrology and Cardiovascular Disease.Give Now


Cash gifts provide immediate benefits to the institution. The actual cost to the donor may be reduced by tax savings achieved through a charitable contribution deduction. Please click here for a downloadable form.

Memorial gifts

 will be promptly acknowledged to the family of the honoree; please note that the specific amount of such gifts is not disclosed.


UAB accepts pledges payable over a period of up to five years. Pledges may be paid in equal or varying amounts, according to the donor’s wishes.


Appreciated Marketable Securities: Giving appreciated securities may have special tax advantages. Within limitations, the donor may avoid the capital gains tax and be eligible for a charitable deduction for the full market value of such securities at the time of the gift. Contributions in excess of the limitations may be eligible for carryover to future tax years. 
Please contact Megann Bates Cain at (205) 934-7408 if you wish to make a gift of stock.


Real Estate and Personal Property: Gifts of real estate and other personal property generally have the advantages described for gifts of securities, provided the property is a long-term capital asset in the hands of the donor. The donor’s qualified appraiser must determine fair market value for income tax purposes.

UAB will be happy to provide further information about these or other charitable arrangements, including gifts of life insurance and planned gifts such as Charitable Lead or Remainder Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities, to fit your individual financial situation and charitable objectives.

Because aspects of some giving methods are highly technical or subject to different tax consequences based upon individual circumstances, UAB encourages donors to consult with an attorney, accountant, or other qualified advisor. UAB welcomes the opportunity to work with these professionals to accomplish the donor’s objectives.

For more information

Department of Medicine, Director of Development and Community Relations

Megann Bates Cain
Office: 205.934.7408
Cell: 205.613.1985

**UAB qualifies as a 501c3 organization; documentation is available upon request.
UAB’s federal tax ID number is 63-6005396; a W-9 form is also available upon request.