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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Office of Development & Philanthropy

The Giving Tree – for the Medical Research Library of Brooklyn

All funds raised for the Giving Tree – for the Medical Research Library of Brooklyn will be used to keep up with the current and future information needs of the Medical Research Library of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. To make a tax deductible donation to this fund, visit Giving Online.

Every Gift Helps!

Whether you can give $100 or $100,000, you will be helping to ensure that the Medical Research Library of Brooklyn and Downstate Medical Center can meet today's and tomorrow's demands.

The information needs of the Medical Library are increasingly more complex and expensive. As technology has changed so has the way information is accessed and preserved, and costs have increased accordingly while at the same time budgets are being cut across the board. Thanks to the Giving Tree for the Medical Research Library of Brooklyn, we are growing a fund to meet the information needs of Downstate Medical Center and the Medical Research Library for today and tomorrow.


Giving Levels

  • Bronze Leaf $100 - $999
  • Silver Leaf $1,000 - $4,999
  • Gold Leaf $5,000 - $9,999
  • Acorn $10,000 - $14,999
  • Branch $15,000 - $19,999
  • Small Paving Stone
    $20,000 - $29,999
  • Medium Paving Stone
    $30,000 - $49,000
  • Large Paving Stone
    $50,000 - $75,000

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With your gift of $100 or more your gift will be inscribed on our living wall of memories that is the Library Giving Tree. Giving levels for inscriptions range from $100 to $75,000 and up (gifts of all sizes are gratefully appreciated). Leaves, acorns, branches and stones may be inscribed in honor or memory of a

  • Parent
  • Spouse
  • Child
  • Friend
  • Organization
  • Anniversary
  • Graduation
  • Yourself
  • Someone/something else
  • Or no leaf/stone, if preferred

Online donors may write your preferred inscription in the "Gift Note" area under the fund drop down menu. Mail-in donors may enclose a note with your check indicating your preferred inscription. All donors are requested to leave a contact phone number/email in case there are any questions about the inscription.

Help us grow a Tree of Knowledge in Brooklyn!

Give Today

Make your tax deductible gift online by clicking HERE (choose Medical Research Library Giving Tree from drop-down menu) or by mailing a check made out to the HSCB Foundation Inc. (and in the memo section note Library Giving Tree) to:

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Institutional Advancement & Philanthropy
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 93
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Attn: Dr. JoAnn Bradley

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Remember, every gift is important, and no gift is too small, as each gift helps us to meet the Library's information needs.

Our challenge for the next century is to grow a tree of knowledge: leaf by leaf, acorn by acorn, and branch by branch to build a self sustaining endowment.

We would like you to be part of that. With the Leaf, Acorn, Branch, or Paving Stone, you and your gift will be part of the Giving Tree and the Medical Research Library of Brooklyn for as long as they stand.

In order for us to properly inscribe the, Leaf, Acorn, Branch or Paving Stone, please write In Honor (or in Memory) of: and the name of the person/organization you are honoring in the box marked "Gift Note" when you make your online donation in the Giving Online page. Of course, you have the option of donating anonymously or not honoring anyone if that is your preference, and if it is, simply indicate that instead of an honoree's name in the "other" box.