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New Online Donation Feature Makes Philanthropy Fast, Easy and Secure

Salk has made it easer for supporters to make a contribution to the Institute with the unveiling of its Web site's "Make Your Gift Online" feature. With just a few clicks of the mouse, donors can help move groundbreaking research forward from their home or office.

Giving to the Institute's Annual Fund online is fast and easy, and the gift is immediately made available to support promising research initiatives in infectious diseases, cancer and stem cell research – as well as ongoing efforts in the key areas of neurosciences, molecular and plant biology and genetics. Gifs provide operating flexibility that helps the Institute respond quickly to the greatest needs of the faculty.

Giving online is also safe since the process is hosted by a private company that specializes in state-of-the-art monitoring, full data encryption and advanced virus protection, to ensure maximum security. To make a credit card gift online with a major credit card, go to the "Supporting the Salk" area of the Web site and click on the "Make Your Gift Online" button, where you'll be linked to a brief form. Unrestricted gifts can be made in any amount to the Annual Fund.

Gifts at $1,000 or more qualify for the President's Club – the leadership giving level for the Salk's Annual Fund. Tax-deductible gifts can also be made in honor of a friend, a special occasion, or in memory of a loved one. Upon completion of the process, donors will immediately receive a receipt for tax records.

The Institute's transformative research depends upon the generosity of private philanthropic gifts. Online contributions have the potential for increasing the resources that are crucial to maintaining Salk's tradition of discovery and scientific excellence. Gifts of all sizes have an impact.

For more information about online giving or supporting the Salk's Annual Fund, contact Judy Hodges at (858) 453-4100, ext. 1882; e-mail: hodges@salk.edu, or visit www.salk.edu/support.