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Giving matters


All donations to SIR Foundation are channeled directly to programs and projects that perpetuate a strong and vibrant future for interventional radiology. 

Where your foundation support goes

SIR Foundation is a research incubator and resource provider in clinical research, identifying research topics, organizing consensus panels and providing clinical trial planning grants to help bring more IR trials to fruition. Foundation grants provide research investigators, from medical students to established practitioners, with essential funding to collaborate with renowned physicians and researchers on new procedures that will become tomorrow’s standard of care―and yield an impressive 25-to-1 return on investment via the acquisition of external funding.

Through support of our mission, you are enabling these powerful programs and you are making a difference in the lives of millions of interventional radiology patients worldwide.


How your donations benefit young investigators, residents, students and patients

Donors support the work of the SIR Foundation in many ways. With donor support, SIR Foundation:

  • Supports the next generation of physician-scientists through a collaborative grant agreement with the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute; a one year, mentored, biomedical fellowship for interventional radiology students
  • Allocates up to $400,000 per year to foster scientific research in interventional radiology through its annual grants and awards programs
  • Facilitates the development of numerous registries such as the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) Registry
  • Orchestrates expert panels in various high priority healthcare areas to identify research priorities in interventional radiology
  • Identifies and celebrates annual Leaders of Innovation in the field of interventional radiology  
  • Provides summer internships through collaborative agreements to introduce medical students to research and device development at locations across the country

Why I support SIR Foundation

"I support SIR Foundation because this is the only organization dedicated to IR research. This is the group that supports innovations to help IRs provide better care to our patients, not only helping to mature new technology but also validating services. We cannot depend on anyone else to do IR research; we must provide the foundation with the funds and tools to support our practices." - Pioneer Circle donor, Major Gifts Task Force member and Gala Committee member Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR

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Building the future of IR and medicine together

SIR Foundation proudly supports innovative pioneers and researchers that continually redefine the future of medicine and give us one more option – that medical miracle.

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Join the Legacy Circle

Demonstrate your passion for IR and research through a planned gift to the SIR Foundation Legacy Circle. A commitment to the Legacy Circle helps ensure IR’s future, offering vital funding to SIR Foundation’s initiatives. Planned gifts may also provide tax benefits for you and your loved ones, while also sustaining SIR Foundation’s future.

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Become a Pioneer

Create a stronger future for the specialty and the patients you serve. When you make an unrestricted annual fund gift of $1,000 each calendar year, or cumulative gifts of $1,000 throughout the calendar year, you join the prestigious Pioneer Circle. These gifts enable research, grants and other projects that advance IR as patients’ first choice for image-guided therapy. Become a member of the Pioneer Circle today.

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Advance IR through research

Visionary leaders and generous support make big things happen for IR through research. Your support of the SIR Foundation Annual Fund can help solve the biggest challenges and foster a culture of research and innovation—which is good for patients and good for IR. 

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