Supporting the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research – Legacy Fund

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research (SCRR). Your generosity provides vital resources to train the next generation of physicians and scientists, to advance the boundaries of medical research, enhance care, and optimize the outcomes of critically ill patients. Our vision is based on the pioneering spirit of the late Dr. Peter Safar, “to save hearts and brains too good to die.”

Safar Legacy Fund

Your philanthropic investment supports clinical and laboratory research in the areas of cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, pediatric neurointensive care, hypoxic brain injury, hemorrhagic shock, abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome), resuscitation, and rehabilitation. You may choose to make an outright donation or a contribution in the name of a relative or friend in loving memory or on a special occasion.
If you are interested in supporting a specific program or for more information about the ways that you can support the Safar Center, please contact:

Gary Dubin
Executive Director, Priority Programs & Initiatives
(412) 647-9113 or

How to Give

Gifts can be made online with a credit card or by check.

All checks should be made payable to University of Pittsburgh/SCRR and sent to:

Park Plaza—Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement
128 North Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15260

On your check, please designate the Safar Center in the memo line.

Honorary or Memorial Gifts

A gift made in honor or memory of an individual is a thoughtful way to recognize the accomplishments of or remember a loved one, friend, or colleague. Our online gift form conveniently allows you to indicate who your gift will honor or memorialize.

Gift Matching

Many corporations will match an employee’s personal donations. This additional support can double or even triple the value of your gift. Contact the Human Resources department at your workplace to get more information on the options they offer.

For more information about making a gift through appreciated securities, personal property and real estate, or bequests and planned gifts, please contact Gary Dubin at and/or or (412) 647-8300.

Your gift furthers the Safar Center’s mission: to identify and promote ever-improving methods of preventing premature death and reducing associated disability from trauma and cardiac arrest in people with “hearts and brains too good to die.”

Thank you for your support.