Ellis Fischel is fortunate to have a broad base of generous supporters. The cancer center has benefitted from gifts from the Ellis Fischel family in countless ways, from those who support cancer research, to those who have given so that women without insurance can have mammograms, to those who contributed to the Ernest and Eugenia Wyatt Guest House, which has provided lodging for thousands of Ellis patients and family members.

A gift to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center can take many forms. Supporters can make an outright gift, charge a gift on Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card, support Ellis Fischel with an in-kind gift, or make a gift in the form of stocks, bonds or property.

Additional ways you can give include:

Matching Gifts

Most major corporations provide gift matching for employee charitable giving. Check with your human resources representative.


You can create an endowment with a gift of $25,000 or more that will go on giving in perpetuity, which is just another way of saying "forever!"

Testamentary Gifts

You may leave a bequest to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center through a trust or will or as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a simple contractual agreement between you and MU in which you make a gift to Ellis Fischel in exchange for our promise to make payments to you for life. Talk to us about other life income arrangements.

Life Insurance

You may give policies of permanent life insurance to the University. To obtain the greatest tax benefits, make the University both the owner and the beneficiary of your policy.

Retained Life Estate

You may contribute your home to the University even while continuing to live there. The University becomes the sole owner of the property when you move out or at the time of your death.

Please consult with your attorney or tax advisor for legal and tax advice.

For more information or to learn how you can
support Ellis Fischel Cancer Center,
please contact:

MU Health Care Office of Advancement

University of Missouri Health Care
One Hospital Drive, DC066.00
Columbia, MO 65212
(573) 882-0488