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Transforming lives together.

Each and every donation – from $25 to $1,000 – impacts our San Diego and Imperial County communities for the better.

Give a Monthly Gift.

You can give the Burn Institute steady help with a recurring gift. For instance, if you give $100/month, each month that amount funds a smoke alarm installation for a local senior in need.

With your donation, you give to scholarships for burn survivors, burn survivors services, crucial fire prevention efforts, and more.

How We Help Our Community

Witness our impact.

Hear burn survivors’ stories. See the numbers. Be inspired.
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Leave a Life-Changing Legacy.

Your legacy can have a meaningful impact with the Burn Institute. We hope you consider leaving a gift with Burn Institute to transform lives today – and many years into the future.

What can your donation do? Each gift of $1,000 can fund one child who has sustained a burn injury to attend Camp Beyond the Scars, our emotionally healing one-week camp for young burn survivors.

How to Plan a Gift to the Burn Institute

Living Will or Trust
Consult with your attorney about the best way to give your gift in these documents.
Appreciated Property
When non-cash property (like stocks) increase in value, you can gift those instead of cash.
Depreciated Property
Even when assets decreases in value, you can donate the proceeds to the Burn Institute.
Life Insurance & Retirement
If your insurance or plans have a significant balance consider dedicating some funds.

Join Our President’s Circle

Our supporters who give $1,000+ each year gain special recognition and benefits.
Member
$ 1,000 /yr

  • 2 tickets for the Spirit of Courage Awards Banquet
  • Invitation to special Camp Beyond the Scars VIP Day
  • Special recognition in the Burn Institute’s newsletter and website

Patron
$ 2,500 /yr
All of the Member benefits PLUS:

  • 2 tickets to the Chiefs’ Party in the Paddock

Benefactor
$ 5,000 /yr
All of the Member and Patron benefits PLUS:

  • 2 additional tickets to the Chiefs’ Party in the Paddock (4 total)
  • 2 entries to the Fire Chiefs’ Golf Classic
  • Invitations to exclusive Burn Institute events & activities

Our Current President’s Circle

Thank you for funding our life-changing and life-saving programs, as well as the people who run them!

Members

  • Frank & Evelyn Ault
  • James & Ruth Batman
  • Jeff Berend
  • Jim Boland
  • Heather Bowden
  • Michele Braatz
  • Wendy Burgo
  • Jeffrey Carle
  • Vincent Ciruzzi
  • Tim Crawford
  • Theodore & Teri Drcar
  • John & Gail Durso
  • Mitchell Emerson
  • Frieda Hopkins
  • Peter & Carol House & Childs
  • Victor Jaime
  • Warren & Cherie Johnson
  • Brent Katsakos
  • Bruce Kerl
  • Elley Klausbruckner
  • Robert Bruce Kleege
  • Alyssa Plaat
  • John “Mickey”McGuire
  • Laurie Munday
  • John & Penelope Nyquist
  • David & Nancy Ott
  • Martha Ranson
  • Thomas & Candy Santos
  • Lawrence & Andrea Sher
  • Janna Sipes
  • James & Maria Villanueva
  • Jack Wasserman

Patrons

  • Gerald & Christina Reynolds
  • Anna Rollins-Stanger

Benefactors

  • Allan & Lyndsey Arendsee
  • R.W. “Dick” & Judy Arendsee
  • Jerry & Carolyn Davee
  • Connie Golden
  • Dolores Juditz
  • Jeremy & Courtney Patterson
  • Walter Paul Smoyer
  • Ben & Julie Spiegel
  • Sheila VonEuer

Did you know ... ?

Through our Red Line of Courage Fund, the Burn Institute assists a brave firefighter as they heal from a burn injury. We supplement services already in place to meet our heroes’ immediate and long-term needs.
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