Each special person who touches our life leaves a unique mark on our heart. By making a gift to honor someone important to you or to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one who has passed away, you, too, will be making a difference — in the lives of our patients.

One hundred percent of your gift will benefit the program or initiative of your choice and is fully tax-deductible. In addition, when you make a gift to honor or in memory of someone, we will notify the family or person you specify (your contribution amount remains confidential).

How to Give

Honorary and memorial gifts may be made by:


Send checks made payable to Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a note with the individual’s name and area of gift designation to:

Cleveland Clinic Philanthropy Institute
PO Box 931517
Cleveland, OH 44193-1655


Call 216.448.1105 to make a gift using a credit card. TF: 844.394.4438 (GIFT)


Check the appropriate box on the donation form to make an honorary or memorial gift.

Creating a Memorial Page

In lieu of flowers, many families request in obituaries that charitable gifts be made in memory of their loved one. You can create a dedicated memorial page through Cleveland Clinic’s website to celebrate that person’s life while supporting medical research and patient care.

Suggested Obituary Language

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in memory of (Deceased Name) to Cleveland Clinic. Gifts can be made online or sent to:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
P.O. Box 931517
Cleveland, OH 44193-1655

If you would like memorial gifts for your family member designated to a specific area or program, please contact us at: giving@ccf.org.