DONATION FAQ

How do I make a gift to the Hard Hat Walk?
We are pleased to accept credit cards, checks, and gifts of securities as a part of the Hard Hat Walk.

  • Please visit our donate page to make an online gift to the Hard Hat Walk.

Donation by Check
  • Donations of checks can be made by mail by following the below instructions.
    • Make checks payable to: UCSF Medical Center
    • Include ‘Hard Hat Walk’ and “general donation” or if the gift is intended to sponsor a participant or team, enter the name of the walker or team in the memo line of your check.
    • Send checks by U.S. Mail to:
                           UCSF Medical Center Special Events
                           1560 3rd Street
                           Suite E, Box 3105
                           San Francisco, CA 94143-3105
Once we have received the checks, we will add the donations to your fundraising page within 5 business days of receipt.

Donation by Securities
  • For gifts of securities to the walk please call 415-476-6400. A detailed list of instructions will be provided to you.

Donation by Wire Transfer
  • For general donation gifts to the walk via wire transfer, gifts can be made to the following account:
    • State Street Bank & Trust
      Boston, MA
      ABA # 011-000028
      Acct # 00112086
      UCSF Current Gift - TWE1
      Reference: "Name of donor sending the wire."
    • Fax a letter of instruction to the UCSF Foundation at 415-476-5083. The letter should indicate the total amount wired, the date of the wire, and the name of the program to which the funds should be credited. This information is necessary for UCSF to authorize State Street Bank & Trust's acceptance of a wire transfer.
    • For additional information contact Customer Service at 877-499-UCSF (877-499-8273) or email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu.
For questions about your donation to the Hard Hat Walk, please contact UCSF Medical Center Special Events at 415-476-6400 or special-events@ucsfmedctr.org.

To make a gift to another event or area of the hospital, please visit https://makeagift.ucsf.edu or call toll-free 877-499-UCSF (877-499-8273) or email custsvc@support.ucsf.edu for more information.

How do I send in cash?
Please keep the cash and write a personal check or cashier's check. For instructions, please follow the directions above for donation by check.

How do I send in donations of checks and have them attributed to my personal fundraising efforts?
Please gather all checks together in one envelope with a note stating the following:
  • That all checks are to be credited to your personal fundraising page.
  • Include your name and your team name
  • Unless otherwise noted, the gift will be labeled as donated by the name of the person on the check
  • Make sure checks are payable to UCSF Medical Center
  • Mail checks to:
           UCSF Medical Center Special Events
           1560 3rd Street
           Suite E, Box 3105
          San Francisco, CA 94143-3105
Once we have received the checks, we will add the donations to your fundraising page within 5 business days of receipt. Please keep copies of all checks for your records.

Do you accept Corporate Matching Gifts?
Yes! To find out if your employer matches employee gifts, please contact your personnel or human resources office. Many companies will match employee contributions, in some cases doubling or even tripling them!
How to take advantage of matching gifts:
  • Obtain matching gift forms from your personnel office.
  • Complete the matching gift form (or complete your employer's online web form).
  • Follow your company's policy for submitting the form.

How are corporate matching gifts processed?
Corporate matches of employee gifts are allocated to the fund chosen by the employee. Employee contributions must be received before corporate matches can be accepted.
Send your donation along with a matching gift form to:
          UCSF Medical Center Special Events
          1560 3rd Street
          Suite E, Box 3105
          San Francisco, CA 94143-3105

Are donations tax-deductible in the United States?

Yes, contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law.

Will I receive a receipt?
Yes, receipts are generated for all gifts. Online gifts are receipted via email.

What if I need a duplicate receipt?
Call 415-476-6400 or email special-events@ucsfmedctr.org to request a duplicate receipt.

What is UCSF Foundation's Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?
UCSF's Tax ID Number is 94-2829914.

How quickly will my donation be processed?
Gifts are processed as quickly as possible. Generally, gifts are processed within one week; however, during peak giving periods (e.g., calendar-year end) processing may take longer. For all mailed gifts to the Hard Hat Walk, please allow for 5 business days once the check has been received for upload to your personal/team fundraising page.

Can I make a confidential donation?
Yes, gifts can be made anonymously at your request.

Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?
Yes, gifts can be made in honor or in memory of someone. Include honorarium/memorial information with your gift as follows:
  • For honorary gifts, include the name and address of the person being honored. The honored person will receive a notification letter that will include your name and the fund the gift is allocated to.
  • For memorial gifts, include the name of the deceased and the name and address of next-of-kin. Next-of-kin will receive a notification letter.
  • Notification letters are usually sent within two weeks after gifts are received.
  • Gift amounts are not included in notification letters.
  • Notification of online honorarium/memorial gifts is made via email.
Who can I contact for more information on giving to UCSF?
Call 415-476-6400 or email special-events@ucsfmedctr.org for more information.