Answers to our Frequently Asked Questions

faqCan I make a gift online?
Online gifts can be made with a credit card.

Where do I send my gift?
Your gift of cash, check, money order or bank draft may be made payable and sent to, Coriell Institute for Medical Research, 403 Haddon Avenue, Camden, New Jersey 08103. You can request pre-addressed donation envelopes by calling (856) 757-9752 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

How do I make a credit card donation?
Credit card donations can be made online or we will be happy to accept your credit card donation over the phone. Please call (856) 757-9752.

Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes. The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, public charity, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift to Coriell qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes as permitted by law.

Will Coriell apply any part of my gift to administrative costs?
Nothing is withheld from your contribution to Coriell for fundraising or administrative costs. Your gift is applied in full to Coriell’s research programs.

Why should I give to Coriell?
Private philanthropy fills important needs not supported by government grants and insurance reimbursements. Your supports allow Coriell to launch cutting-edge programs in personalized medicine, stem cell research, and other initiatives. Learn a little more about how giving helps to advance science, or explore the various programs on our website.

I can only make a small gift at this time; will it make any impact?
Every gift makes a difference. The cumulative effect of several small gifts can be very significant. For example, your gift can help fund the start-up of a pilot project or enable a scientist to gather the preliminary data needed to compete for federal research grants. In this manner, the power of your gift is magnified many times over.

How can I take advantage of my company’s Matching Gift program?
You can double or further multiply the impact of a gift if you are an employee, retiree or director of a corporation that matches gifts to qualified institutions. Please contact us at (856) 757-9752 to determine your eligibility to make a matching gift or forward your company’s matching gift form to us for processing.

What opportunities are there for recognition?
We are always delighted to recognize our donors! With your approval, recognition of your gift serves to inspire other donors to do the same. For example, donors are recognized by plaques placed throughout Coriell based on the type and size of gifts. Also, sponsorship of special events offers opportunities for recognition in program materials and media coverage. Finally, naming opportunities are available for endowments and for the construction or major facilities renovation.

How can I get more information about making a gift?
Coriell’s Communications and Development office is staffed by professionals who are experienced in assisting you with all types of charitable gifts. Coriell will help you and your financial/legal advisers design a giving plan that is in your best interest and also fulfills your desire to advance scientific research. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (856) 757-9752.

My tax advisor asked if Coriell is registered as a 501 (c)(3) organization. Does Coriell hold this certification?
The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, public charity, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift to the Coriell Institute for Medical Research may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal tax purposes as permitted by law. Please consult with your tax advisor.

Information about the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, 403 Haddon Avenue, Camden, New Jersey 08103, can be obtained from the Attorneys General of the following states (registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement):

New Jersey (973) 504-6215
Pennsylvania (800) 732-0999

A copy of the most recent annual report filed with the Attorney General may be obtained from the Coriell Institute for Medical Research or the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271.

If you have questions about donating to Coriell, please contact Courtney Kronenthal, PhD, Director of Communications & Development at (856) 757-9752 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

I have some concerns about privacy…
Coriell Institute for Medical Research values the privacy of its constituents and does not share or sell information with outside organizations. You may visit the Coriell Institute website without submitting any personal information. If, however, you send us an email, register online, or make a gift to the Coriell Institute, we will have your name and any other personal information you choose to submit. This information will be added to the Coriell Institute mailing list and you will receive future mailings and information from us, unless you notify us to remove your name from the mailing list.

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research does not share or sell information received through electronic submission. Despite the fact that we purchase and install SSL certificates for internet security, we cannot provide complete assurance that the contents of any email sent to us will not become known to or accessible by third parties.  Therefore, by submitting your information over the internet, you ACCEPT Coriell's security approach; ACKNOWLEDGE its limitations, and RELEASE Coriell from any claim that might arise should any of your personal identifiers become known as a result of using this site.

Disclaimer
The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is not engaged in legal or tax advisory services. For advice or assistance in specific cases or whether to make certain a gift mechanism will fit well into your overall circumstances and planning, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained.

The purpose of this website is to provide general information regarding gift, estate, and financial planning. State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement, and you should be aware of tax revisions. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.

We do not collect or store any sensitive information through this website. When you send us an email – exactly like any other email – it is not secure, and therefore you should refrain from sending sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank routing numbers, etc.