Your charitable gift to the Scintillon Institute provides critical resources to discover and advance potentially life-saving tools for diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular, immunological, neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Most importantly, it will help us to expand and share our knowledge with the biomedical community and to empower and train future generations of scientists for years to come.

Giving Societies

  • $250 “Friends”

    • Donor receives:
      • Invitation to Healthy Aging lecture series describing latest scientific discoveries at the institute and their potential impact for health conscious adults
      • Subscription to Scintillon Institute magazine newsletter
      • Quarterly ‘Members Only’ donor e-newsletter with institute announcements and updates on health and research news
      • Listing on the annual report of donors
      • Advance invitations to special lecture series and reception events
  • $1,000 “President’s Council”

    • Donor receives:
      • Friends level benefits
      • Listing on donor roster in SI magazine newsletter
      • Opportunity to privately tour both buildings and visit labs of special interest
      • Annual President’s luncheon with institute president
      • Invitation to all Institute special events
      • Advance notice of important institute scientific discoveries and other promising research breakthroughs
  • $5,000 “Founder’s Circle”

    • Donor receives:
      • “President’s Council” level benefits
      • Recognition on Donor Honor Roll
      • Donor name listed in a special insert in donor newsletter annually
      • Private roundtable lunch with scientist for up to four friends to ask all health related questions
      • Complimentary admission to all science and music series concerts and private receptions
  • 1% club “Scintillon Society”

    • Donor receives:
      • Founder’s Circle level benefits
      • Prominent recognition on Institute’s permanent donor wall in lobby of Neurodegenerative Disease Center
      • Recognition as stakeholders       
        • Invitation to attend private meetings with senior institute scientists and their latest issues in research
        • Invitation to private lunch with president and senior researchers
      • Special invitations to exclusive events for recent scientific findings and special presentations
      • Personal communication and individual reports on the impact of their gifts 

Naming Opportunities

Please see our Naming Opportunities for more ways to give.

How to Give

Donate Online
Make a donation now via the website form on this page

Donate via Mail
Mail your check to: Scintillon Institute, ATTN: Development Department, 6868 Nancy Ridge Drive, San Diego, CA, 92121

Donate via Phone
Call us at (858) 799-1065 to speak with our external relations manager, Rhianna Basore.

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Select Scintillon Institute as your designate charity at smile.amazon.com.  Amazon will donate 0.5% to support our research every time you shop.  

Support Scintillon Institute with PAYPAL and partners
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Federal Workers can support Scintillon Institute through the Combined Federal Campaign
If you are a federal employee, please designate Scintillon Institute as your Combined Federal Campaign recipient. Our CFC code is 10165.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 DONORS.  Please visit our 2020 End of Year Donor Report.