Philanthropy plays a critical role in supporting the activities of the UCSF Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine Division. Your gift to the Division will allow us to deliver upon our commitment to excellence.

Nothing is more basic to human life than breathing. Diseases that impact individuals’ ability to perform this vital function – including lung and respiratory disorders – exact an enormous toll upon human welfare, affecting millions of people and amounting to billions of dollars in direct and indirect costs in the United States alone. Globally, respiratory illnesses represent the single most burdensome disease category. To date, there are no known cures for these conditions.

The division is poised to meet the growing need for its expertise. A recent generous donor bequest presented the division with a unique opportunity to build upon its past successes and secure a future full of promise for people everywhere who are coping with lung disease. Leveraging the momentum generated by this gift, we seek additional private philanthropy to help us consolidate and expand our facilities, develop and retain outstanding faculty and researchers, and create highly specialized “cores,” available to researchers across campus, that foster innovative collaborations. The opportunity to help save lives has never been greater.

How You Can Help

There are a variety of ways to support the Division, including planned giving options. You may direct your gift to a specific program or research area, or you can give to the Division’s Opportunity Fund, to support the most pressing needs of the Department, as determined by the Chief. For further information about giving please contact Paul RafaelAssistant Director of Development (for Clinical Specialties) at UCSF.