Philanthropy Initiatives

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to meeting the unique health care needs of Kentuckians, and the same goes for philanthropy. While there are many ways you can support UK HealthCare and the College of Medicine, these initiatives present an opportunity to move the needle in high-priority areas of health research and treatment.

UK Markey Cancer Center

The UK Markey Cancer Center has given hundreds of thousands of patients their best shot at a long and healthy life. We’re tackling Kentucky’s high cancer burden with expanded access to cancer screening, precision treatment and clinical trials. But we need your help to continue making advances.

Your support for Markey’s $90 million initiative to transform cancer care will help us:

  • Recruit and retain the brightest minds to research big ideas and translate them into the cures of tomorrow
  • Provide the highest level of care and support for the patients in our facilities
  • Grow our extensive outreach efforts to prevent cancer and promote the best patient outcomes

With your partnership, the UK Markey Cancer Center can transform cancer care, advance research, and uplift the spirits of patients and their families. Together, we can make a profound and lasting impact on the battle against cancer.


Townsend Miller
Director of Philanthropy, UK HealthCare Departments, Centers and Institutes


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UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

The UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is an international leader in research into Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related dementias. With top clinical providers and access to high-reward clinical trials, plus extensive outreach and caregiver support programs, Sanders-Brown is a destination for patients and families seeking help.

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but new discoveries — many by Sanders-Brown researchers — have brought more effective interventions within reach. With your partnership in Sanders-Brown’s $15 million initiative, we can:

  • Update and expand our research building to transform how we conduct science
  • Provide the very best clinical care and outreach efforts through our research clinic
  • Recruit and retain the best talent and give faculty the resources they need to perform breakthrough research

Join us in our promise to find answers for the millions of people whose lives are touched by dementia.


Beth Wells
Director of Philanthropy, UK HealthCare Grateful Patients and Families


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