Donate to VIPER

All gifts are important to the VIPER Institute.

Your support helps our doctors and scientists to work together to develop new life-saving antivenoms, to educate the next generation of venom researchers, and to bring new discoveries to remote areas of the world where they are needed most. Thank you for being a Friend of VIPER!


Online Donations
Please go to our secure online giving page.

Mail-In Donation
To make a donation by mail, please print a Mail-In Donation Form and return it with your gift to the address on the form.

Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
The VIPER Institute gratefully accepts outright gifts of cash by check or credit card.

  • To make a gift by credit card, you can give now using our secure server, or call 520-626-1118 and provide your credit card information over the phone.
  • Cash gifts made by check (payable to the University of Arizona Foundation/VIPER Institute*) should be mailed with your Mail-In Donation Form or a letter stating your purpose to:

VIPER Institute
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Room 6131
PO Box 245029
Tucson, Arizona 85724-5029

*All contributions are processed through the University of Arizona Foundation and are tax deductible subject to the limits allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.

Memorial or tribute gifts
Any gift may be designated in memory or honor of a friend or loved one. The family of the deceased, or person honored, will be notified of such gifts. The gift amount remains confidential, and a separate receipt is sent to the donor.

An endowment is a meaningful way to honor a person who is important in your life. Endowments are permanent funds in which the principal is invested to grow over time and produce increased benefits. The annual interest income is available for use to support the endowment purpose. An endowed fund is established through a minimum gift of cash or stock totaling $10,000. Endowed funds may also be created through a number of planned giving vehicles.

Matching gifts
Matching gifts from corporations are a substantial and welcome way for donors to help the VIPER Institute obtain additional gifts. Your employer's personnel office can provide you with information and forms to take advantage of this unique leveraging opportunity. Donors may also work with the VIPER Institute or contact the UA Foundation at 520-626-6901

Foundation gifts
Many individuals have access to family foundations through which they can direct support for the VIPER Institute. While the family foundation is credited with any gift, the individual responsible for the gift can receive "associated credit." Donors may also work with the VIPER Institute or contact the UA Foundation at 520-626-6901.

Planned Giving
Gifts directed to the VIPER Institute through your will, estate, or trust help meet your financial goals while also helping the VIPER Institute to carry out its mission. There are many options from which to choose. To learn more about the benefits of planned giving you may contact the University of Arizona Foundation Office of Planned Giving.

For more information about specific giving tools please contact:
Judi Carrington, Assistant Director of Operations, VIPER Institute
Phone: 520-626-1118