Annual Fund

Driving research that moves healthcare forward

Your Annual Fund gift provides funding to build a continuous pipeline of research that addresses the most pressing questions and priorities in interventional radiology—fueling the insights that inform our practice and make our field stronger and more effective. Each year, the Annual Fund supports research award and grant recipients that foster the passion of young investigators, clinical trials and registries that address high priority topics in IR, educational programs that introduce medical students to IR research, and multi-disciplinary research consensus panels and summits that discuss critical research areas.

With your gift to the Annual Fund, we can unlock the limitless potential of IR to improve lives and optimize patient care everywhere…together.

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Pioneer Circle

With an Annual Fund gift of $1,000 or more each calendar year or making cumulative gifts totaling $1,000 or more throughout the calendar year, you will be welcomed into the SIR Foundation Pioneer Circle. We have recently enhanced our Pioneer Circle recognition and benefits so we can appropriately acknowledge your generosity and recognize the role that donors like you play in bringing IR research to fruition.

"The grant I received from SIR Foundation played a critical role in my development. The process of applying for and executing the grant catalyzed my scientific process and provided invaluable administrative experience. Both are critical components of a collaborative research career. I also want to emphasize the foundation that is has provided me in terms of creating a record of successful research and obtaining preliminary data for my next application."

 ⁠— Premal S. Trivedi, MD, MS, 2017 SIR Foundation HPI Cost Effectiveness Grant recipient 

Supporting SIR Foundation with appreciated assets

Gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value allow you to avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift. SIR Foundation benefits by selling the stock without paying taxes on the gain, and you benefit from making a contribution that would be larger than what you might have been able to donate in cash.

The following information can be used by advisers in facilitating gifts of stock to SIR Foundation:


Electronic Transfer

Please email Jeff Nielsen, SIR and SIR Foundation senior director of finance and IT, to alert us that you are donating appreciated securities.

Donors can have stocks electronically transferred from their individual brokerage accounts to SIR Foundation’s account at UBS Financial Services and should instruct their financial advisers to electronically transfer the stock using the following instructions:

DTC #0221, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
FBO: Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
Account No. WS 72364 S9
For Further Benefit: SIR Foundation Annual Fund
Donor: Your name to ensure proper recognition for your generous donation


Donors making gifts in certificate form should sign a stock power and a letter of authorization donating the item to SIR Foundation and send the documents via certified mail to:

UBS Financial Services, Inc.
The Capitol Group
1501 K St, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

For questions about the Annual Fund, please contact:

Becca Ginns
Senior Manager, Development
(703) 460-5598

Terrianne Zeifman
Director, Development
(703) 460-5591