Office of Gift Development

Memorial Gifts

Directing memorial gifts to IU School of Medicine is a wonderful way to honor the life of a loved one while contributing to improved health for others. Families can specify that they would like memorial gifts to benefit a particular department, disease-specific research, scholarships or any other program within the school.

Suggested Obituary Language

The Office of Gift Development recommends the following language for obituaries:

The family of [Name of Deceased] requests donations be made to Indiana University School of Medicine to support [area of choosing]. Make memorial gifts payable to “IU Foundation” and mail to IU Foundation, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. Please indicate “In memory of [Name of Deceased]” on the gift.


Donors should notify the Office of Gift Development if memorial gifts are being directed to IU School of Medicine so the team can:

  • Send customized memorial gift cards and envelopes for services
  • Provide regular reports listing those who made gifts in a loved one’s memory
  • Thank all donors