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Donations and Fundraising

Give to Mays Cancer Center

Since 1974, Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, has given hope to people with cancer and their families. Your gifts transform our patients’ lives.

Every dollar counts. Invest in our groundbreaking research, leading-edge education and exceptional patient care.


As the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Central and South Texas, Mays Cancer Center is pioneering cancer research in our local communities. Our physician-scientists bring recent advances to our patients, providing outstanding cancer care right in your community.

With your donation, we can continue our work developing innovative ways to treat and prevent cancer. Your gift today makes a difference for our patients now and in the future. It’s easy to donate to Mays Cancer Center:


Make a gift to Mays Cancer Center with a credit card at our secure donation page:

  • Frequency: Set up your donation as a one-time or recurring gift each week, month, quarter or year.
  • Honor or tribute: Recognize a loved one on a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion with an honor gift. You can also designate a tribute gift in memory of a loved one who has passed away.

Postal mail

You can mail a check for a one-time donation:

  1. Make your check payable to Mays Cancer Center
  2. Mail your check to:

Mays Cancer Center
Office of Institutional Advancement, MC 7835
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Payroll deductions

Faculty and staff of UT Health San Antonio may donate in installments via automatic payroll deduction. Please contact Jennifer Benanti,, for more information.

Other ways to donate

We have many other ways you can give to Mays Cancer Center. To discuss these gifts, please call our team at 210-450-2020.

  • In-kind gifts: We accept noncash gifts such as educational material or equipment.
  • Tribute and honor gifts: The easiest way to make a tribute or honor donation is through our online donation page.
  • Gifts of securities: You may receive tax benefits when you donate appreciated securities (investments that have increased in value) such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds.
  • Planned giving: You can make charitable gifts that take place during your lifetime or as part of your financial or estate plan. Find out more about planned giving.
  • Endowments: This gift establishes a permanent fund that supports programs such as a fellowship, professorship or academic chair. 
  • Naming opportunities: Create a lasting legacy through naming opportunities for buildings, laboratories, exam rooms, programs and additional areas.
  • 1974 Society: Donors who make gifts of $1,500 to this society annually join our family of special cancer center supporters. Learn more about the 1974 Society.


Fundraising events increase awareness for cancer research and care while helping build community around a cause. You can participate in one of our community fundraising events. See our corporate and organizational giving page for fundraisers that benefit Mays Cancer Center.

Corporate and organizational giving

We build partnerships with companies and nonprofit organizations to support our cancer research, education and patient care programs. Through corporate and organizational giving, you’ll find many ways to support Mays Cancer Center while building your brand’s awareness with new audiences.

Volunteering at Mays Cancer Center

As a volunteer, you can make a difference for our patients and their families as they undergo cancer treatment. Learn more about the rewarding opportunities available to you as a Mays Cancer Center volunteer.