Charitable Giving

Letter from the Section Chief

Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in helping the University of Chicago Section of Urology advance its research, education and surgical programs. Since Dr. Brendler and grateful patients established the Rescue Fund in 1996, individuals have contributed over $10 million to combat prostate cancer and other urologic diseases. We are deeply grateful for all the gifts we have received and we appreciate your continued support. Through this philanthropy, we have expanded our laboratories, increased our research programs and recruited world-renowned faculty. 

Through the generosity of the Fritz and Mary Lee Duda Family Foundation and hundreds of other grateful patients and friends, we have raised the necessary funds to start our Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery program that has become recognized as one of the most prominent minimally invasive laparoscopic/robotic surgery programs in the Midwest, and as well as funds for other essential urologic research and surgical programs.

There are many ways to support our academic programs and I encourage you to read our website for further information about our faculty and their important initiatives. To learn more about various gift opportunities, I encourage you to read our website and/or call 773-834-5428. Individual giving is critical to sustaining our place at the forefront of the urological care.

Your gift will have a lasting impact and I thank you for your participation.



Arieh L. Shalhav
Professor and Chief of Urology



Giving Opportunities

For Information about the Chicago Initiative, the University of Chicago’s major fundraising campaign underway, please go to:

Opportunities for giving range from outright gifts of cash, securities, and long-term appreciated property to planned or deferred gifts.

Give a gift online
Go to Departments tab, and select Section of Urological Surgery

Give a gift for Urology Research by phone or Email
Call (773)702-9757

Email Joanne Swanson

Give a gift of cash by mail
The University of Chicago Section of Urology
Office of Medical Center Development
MC 1115, 5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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