Why Give to the Department of Surgery?
At Stony Brook Medicine, every gift matters. Regardless of amount, each gift contributes to our ability to ensure the highest quality of personalized patient care to achieve the most successful surgical outcomes, contributing to Stony Brook Medicine’s excellence as Long Island’s premier academic medical institution.
Your investment will support the ability to recruit, retain, and nurture the abilities of our world-class surgeons, helping us develop programs and acquire state-of-the-art technology to make discoveries and advance healthcare for generations to come.
With over 60 specialized full-time faculty members, the Department of Surgery takes pride in providing exceptional care for all patients in need of personalized surgery. Our internationally-renowned surgeons perform over 5,000 in-patient and 2,500 ambulatory surgical procedures a year at Stony Brook Medicine.
Our commitment to providing compassionate and personalized surgical care for each patient is only possible thanks to the generosity of grateful patients, friends, companies, foundations, alumni, and faculty partners.
Did you or a loved one benefit from an exceptional surgeon at Stony Brook Medicine? Whether you choose to honor an individual surgeon or an entire department, your donation is a meaningful way to show your gratitude while supporting surgical care for our patients.
Please consider making a gift today to help support your surgeon’s impact on every patient in their care. To make a gift in honor of your surgeon or the Department of Surgery, please click here.
The Department has a long history of excellence in basic and translational research. It is a source of great pride, and one of the important ways we contribute to the best ideas in medicine.
Your support of the Department of Surgery allows our surgeons to advance their scientific knowledge, improve patient care and community health, and conduct a range of basic science research and clinical trials.
Stony Brook Medicine’s many notable research initiatives includes improving the outcomes of immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy; developing a non-surgical treatment of cellulite; and improving skin cancer treatments.
The Surgical Outcomes Analysis Research (SOAR) Collaborative which is dedicated to investigating diseases treated with surgery, analyzes factors that affect outcomes and provides innovative interventions.
In addition, our Simulation Center Fund enables donors to help us acquire “virtual reality” simulators needed for our Surgical Skills Simulation Center, which provides training for our residents and faculty in the newest minimally invasive techniques.
Although some of research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, private sources are very important in the efforts to advance our basic and translational research.
If you would like to learn more about SOAR and other research that could benefit from your support, please contact William Gehling, Director of Development, at William.Gehling@StonyBrookMedicine.edu or (631) 553-1676.
Our commitment to teaching medical students the fundamentals in general surgery and subspecialties is matched by our strong residency and fellowship programs.
Thanks to the support of generous individuals and organizations, we offer our students opportunities to learn through research projects and provide residents, fellows and faculty members continuing medical education, including the Priebe Pediatric Surgery Lectureship, which enables donors to help advance the education of surgeons caring for children.
If you would like to learn more about opportunities to support our education endeavors, please contact William Gehling, Director of Development, at William.Gehling@StonyBrookMedicine.edu or (631) 553-1676.
Thanks for your interest in supporting the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook.
Gifts can be made through an outright contribution of cash, securities, real estate or other real or personal property, as well as through planned, annual giving, estate gifts such as bequests and trusts, and life income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. We also welcome your pledge. Pledges of more than $5,000 may be fulfilled over a multi-year period (up to five years).
Gifts may be made by check, money order or credit card. The Stony Brook Foundation accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover:
To give online, please click here.
Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Stony Brook Foundation.
Please indicate “Department of Surgery” or any special designation “ex. Surgery Chairman’s Research and Education, SOAR Collaborative, Pediatric Trauma Fund, etc.” on the check’s memo section.
Please mail to:
Checks are credited in the year postmarked on the outer envelope. You will receive a receipt from the Foundation, as well as a year-end receipt of all your giving for tax purposes.
Make it easy. Give monthly.
When you become a Stony Brook Department of Surgery monthly donor, you help ensure that we have what’s needed to reach our philanthropic goals.
To make a monthly donation, please contact William Gehling, Director of Development at William.Gehling@StonyBrookMedicine.edu or (631) 553-1676.
You may be able to increase the value of your gift if your company or employer has a matching gift program.
A gift of appreciated securities may be an advantageous way for you to give to the Department of Surgery while avoiding or reducing capital gains taxes.
If you choose to use depreciated securities to make your gift, in most cases, it will be more advantageous to sell the shares and give the proceeds to the Department of Surgery.
Please consult with your legal and financial advisor.
Planned gifts offer an opportunity to help you retain or receive income, while providing vital resources to Stony Brook Medicine’s Department of Surgery.
Please consult your legal and financial advisors to determine the tax advantages of making a planned gift.
Endowments are perpetual and offer you the opportunity to support multiple generations of patients, practitioners, and physician-researchers, thereby making a lasting impact.
If you are interested in making a “gift that keeps on giving,” please review our Endowment Gift Page for more details.
William Gehling, Director of Development
Office: (631) 444-1091 | Mobile: (631) 553-1676