Cash and Checks
One of the easiest and most popular ways to contribute is by personal check made payable to the Texas Heart Institute. Other welcome cash gifts are currency, money orders or bank drafts.
A gift in honor or memory of a physician, friend or relative is among the most thoughtful of donations, as well as an appropriate way to recognize someone's life and accomplishments. For your convenience you may print out and include our mail-in donation form with your donation.
When paying by check, regardless of the designation of your donation, the check should be made payable to Texas Heart Institute. You may mail your donation to:
Texas Heart Institute
Development Office, MC 3-117
PO Box 20345
Houston, Texas 77225-0345
To send a donation by an express carrier, please send it to:
Texas Heart Institute
6770 Bertner, Room C550G
Houston, Texas 77030
The Development Office will gladly accept cash, however, we do not recommend that you send cash through a postal service or courier. To make a cash donation, please visit our office during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at 6770 Bertner, Room C550G, of the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's — The Denton A. Cooley Building.
Credit Card Donations
Charging your contribution to a credit card is another easy way to give, as well as to make a donation in honor or memory of someone. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.
To make a secure online donation, click here.
If you prefer to mail your credit card contribution, you
may print out our mail-in donation form.
Property and Real Estate
Real estate and marketable items of personal property with established values can be given to the Institute as outright gifts. You may deduct the fair market value of real estate. To be fully deductible, items of personal property must be related to the Institute's purpose and function. A certified appraiser must establish the arrangement. You can continue to use the property for life through a retained life estate arrangement, or reserve the right for another person such as your spouse.
Contributors usually are not required to pay a tax on gifts of appreciated securities, since the full market value of those held long-term may be claimed as a charitable deduction in computing income tax. For more information regarding the valuation of stocks and bonds or gift crediting, please contact our Development Office at 832-355-3792.
The most popular and efficient way to transfer securities is by electronic transfer. This is a free delivery system which ensures that Texas Heart Institute receives the full value of the transfer undiminished by broker commissions.
If your stock is held at a broker, you must provide written authorization to transfer a gift of securities. Please specify the name of the stock, the number of shares and the designated fund for your gift. Once you have authorized the transfer, ask your broker to contact our Development Office (832-355-3792) for complete transfer instructions.
If your stock is not held at a broker and you wish to mail your certificates, please send unendorsed certificates along with a cover letter specifying the purpose of the gift in one envelope. In a second envelope, send a signed, signature-guaranteed stock power. A stock power form can be obtained at your local bank. We strongly recommend using registered mail to forward your certificates and stock power. Please do not mail endorsed certificates. An endorsed certificate is legal tender which can be exchanged by anyone.
Find out more about how you can help us conquer heart disease once and for all. You may contact the Development Office at 832-355-3792 or by our online form. We welcome the opportunity to provide detailed information about Texas Heart Institute programs in research and education and ways you can help.
Click here to see our donor recognition page.