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At the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, our vision is to continue to transform care for patients and families with serious illness.  Building on our strengths, we hope to expand our clinical programs, accelerate our research efforts and broaden our reach in palliative care education. 

Private philanthropic investment from patients and families, community friends, corporations and foundations enables the Center to provide patient and family-centered care to all those in need; fund innovative training programs for a diverse set of learners, and conduct research focused on better detection, treatment, and prevention of symptoms in patients with serious or complex illness.

Ways to Give

The Center for Palliative and Supportive Care at UAB is grateful for our generous community of friends who help make our work possible. To give online, simply follow the link below and select the “Choose a Fund” option. Type “Palliative” in the search bar to see the different areas you can support with your gift.

  • Give Online
    Make a one time gift to the Center of Palliative and Supportive Care:
    Make a Gift Online
  • Annual Support

    In 2008, the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care established the Compassion Fund, an annual giving fund that provides the Center with resources to invest in the clinical, research and educational priorities of the Center. Annual funds provide immediate impact on patients and families through the provision of patient and family care services, discovery of new knowledge through research and the education of tomorrow's leaders in the care of those with serious illness.

    Gifts can be unrestricted or focused on one of three priority areas: patient care, research and education.

    Annual giving is a vital source of momentum for the Center, and the primary way for our patients, families and community partners to help sustain the special features that sets the Center apart.

  • Establishing an Endowment

    An endowment is a long-term investment in the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, providing support year after year, generation after generation. The principal of your gift is invested and grows over time, while distributions provide a steady, reliable source of income to the Center.

    It also gives you the opportunity to have your name or the name of a loved one linked to an area in which you have a special interest. By creating an endowed gift, you can be confident that it will grow and continue to support the mission of the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive for years to come.

    You can start an endowment that supports:
    Research endeavors
    Education and training programs
    Patient care programming
    Professorships, lectureships and chairs
    Unrestricted use

    Named Endowments at UAB
    Endowed Program/Center – Minimum of $5,000,000
    This type of endowment ensures dependable resources for a center or program, thereby allowing leadership to create long-term budget plans. Spendable funds from a center or program endowment may be used to support pilot grants for novel ideas, infrastructure to support the center/program mission, or other priorities as determined by leadership. The center or program may be named at the donor’s discretion, pending approval by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. The actual amount needed to name a center or program is based on a formula set by Board of Trustees policy, with a minimum of $5 million.

    Endowed Chair - $1,500,000
    This type of endowment is among the most prestigious and meaningful gifts that can be made to, or accepted by, an academic institution. An endowed chair may provide a salary supplement and fringe benefits for the recipient and/or support staff or other expenses as the endowment agreement permits. The holder may also use the honorary title associated with the chair.

    Endowed Professorship - $500,000
    This type of endowment provides income that may be used for a portion of the salary and fringe benefits of the holder, who may also use the honorary title associated with the professorship.

    Endowed Visiting Professorship - $250,000
    This type of endowment brings a visiting professor to UAB. This distinguished lecturer comes to UAB with skills and knowledge from another arena to share with peers on this campus.

    Endowed Graduate Fellowship - $200,000
    An endowed fellowship provides support to graduate students as they strive to fulfill the academic requirements in their field of expertise.

    Endowed Research Fund -- $100,000
    Endowed research funds provide income to support research in the discipline, disease, or area of interest stipulated in the agreement with the donor.

    Endowed Lectureship -- $75,000
    An endowed lectureship is used to bring a distinguished scholar to the university each year to lecture on a particular subject or in a specific discipline.

    Endowed Program Support Fund - $25,000
    An endowed program support fund may be used to provide for prizes or awards, to support seminars, visiting speakers or other educational activities, to purchase equipment or much needed supplies for the program, or for other expenses as the endowment agreement permits.

  • Planned Giving: Leaving a Legacy

    Planned giving provides creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning. Some planned gifts provide you with income. Many of them can reduce your taxes. The greatest gift, however, lies in knowing you are supporting work of the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care now and in the future.

    By including the Center in your estate plans, you will help sustain and expand compassionate clinical programs, accelerate new knowledge through research and train the next generation of leaders in palliative and supportive care.

    Some popular planned giving vehicles include bequests, gifts of retirement assets, gifts of life insurance, charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable remainder unitrusts.

  • Mail Your Gift

    Payable to the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care
    UAB Department of Medicine Development
    Center for Palliative and Supportive Care
    1808 7th Avenue South, BDB 420F 
    Birmingham, AL 35294-0012


To learn more about supporting the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, please contact:

RS25924 Megann Cain square

Megann Bates Cain, MPPM
Executive Director of Development
Phone: 205.934.7408
Mobile 205.613.1985
Email: meganncain@uabmc.edu

Christian Smith Headshot

Christian N. Smith, MPA
Senior Director of Development
Phone: 205.934.1974
Mobile: 205.623.9772
Email: christiannsmith@uabmc.edu

Whitney Wiliams, MA

Whitney Williams, MA
Director of Development
Phone: 205.934.7406
Email: whitneywilliams@uabmc.edu

Kevin R. Davis

Kevin R. Davis
Development Coordinator
Phone: 205.975.5559
Mobile: 205.299.6711
Email: krdavis@uabmc.edu