In 2012, benefactors, primarily grateful patients, pledged $361 million to fund Mayo Clinic programs in practice, education and research. In fact, philanthropy provided 21 percent of Mayo Clinic's net operating income last year. These gifts mean one thing — hope. Hope for new medical discoveries, for revolutionary treatments and, ultimately, for healing.

When you give to Mayo Clinic, you can be confident that your donation will be used effectively and efficiently. It cost Mayo Clinic 11 cents to raise a dollar in 2012.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information about ratings, financial statements and income tax forms, please contact:

Department of Development
Mayo Clinic
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
800-297-1185 (toll-free)