Ways to Give

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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.

Vehicle Donation

Donate your unwanted or unused car the Burn Institute for a tax-deductible donation. Visit Action Donation Services and designate the Burn Institute as the beneficiary.


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Good Search

When you use Goodsearch to shop online, 50 percent of all ad revenue generated from Good Search is donated to the Burn Institute. Register with Good Shop and designate the Burn Institute as your chosen cause. 

Host a fundraiser

Organizations and individuals host fundraising events to raise awareness for the Burn Institute and funds for the services and programs the Burn Institute offers to burn survivors and the community.

How We Help Our Community

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.

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.
$ 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

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

  • 2 tickets to the Chiefs’ Party

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

  • 2 additional tickets to the Chiefs’ Party (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!


  • Alan Arrollado & Beth Mowins
  • Jorge Balvaneda
  • Tom Beckmerhagen
  • Jeffrey and Janet Berend
  • Phil & Noelle Berkovitz
  • Thomas & Wilma Black
  • James Boland & Laura Andranovich
  • Robert Brown
  • Jeffrey & Joi Carle
  • Jim Cunningham
  • Cynthia Curiel
  • Edith Driscoll
  • Nate Fairman
  • Alex & Evelyn Fernandez
  • Ron Goble
  • Stephen Gershwind
  • Peter W. House & Carol Childs
  • Randy Hill
  • Craig Hill
  • Victor & Caroline Jaime
  • Warren & Cherie Johnson
  • Bruce Kerl
  • Ken Kremensky
  • George & Carol Lattimer
  • Michael Murphy
  • Joe Napier
  • Gregory & Sharon Ruth
  • Lawrence & Andrea Sher
  • Peter & Susan Soland
  • Ned Vander Pol
  • Jonathon P Ritchie
  • Mitch Villalpando


  • Allan & Lyndsey Arendsee
  • R.W. “Dick” & Judy Arendsee
  • Joseph & Joann Asciutto
  • David & Nancy Ott
  • Gerald & Christa Reynolds
  • Richard & Cheryl Robinson
  • Thomas and Candace Santos
  • Randy Scales


  • George Bacich
  • Bradley Cronk
  • Jerry & Carolyn Davee
  • Gary & Bonnie Easton
  • Gayle Gow
  • Dolores Juditz
  • Martha Ranson
  • Walter Paul Smoyer
  • Derek & Alexia Wilson

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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