Give the Gift of Healing Through Yo San's Outreach Programs

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Through our sponsors generosity, Yo San provides free and affordable Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments to those who would otherwise be unable to access help and often provide relief from suffering better than prescribed medications.

This is Just the Beginning.

We want to take Yo San's vision and go further. We'd like to see an acupuncture clinic in every hospital, every health center, every medical school across the country. Together, our teachers, students, patients, and benefactors, we can all bring more relief to suffering in the community and improve the health of the world, one person at a time.

The majority of our NOT have insurance and also are very low income, very low resources to be able to pay out of pocket for this kind of a really medically necessary procedure. Here, it is offered for free which is a tremendous opportunity for patients to be able to access something they would probably otherwise not be able to access, but that, in fact, is actually oftentimes more effective than prescription medications for the management of pain.

~ Eloisa Gonzalez, MD, MPH
Director, Cardiovascular and School Health
LA County Department of Public Health

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Giving to Yo San

A gift to Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is an investment in our mission to expand healing into the world one person at a time. With your help, Yo San can:

  • continue to develop and prepare the next generation of practitioner leaders to carry that vision into the world and help ease suffering
  • provide critical resources to the community at large who need access to affordable healthcare that heals the whole person
  • help our university be the very best TCM and Acupuncture school in the nation

We welcome you to explore the various ways to give to Yo San today.

For more information on how to make a gift, please feel free to contact:

Neeru Chopra
Director of Finance (email)
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
13315 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-577-3000 ext. 128

Ways to Give

There are many ways to show your support for Yo San University. We can help you structure a tax deductible gift and gifts as part of your estate planning.

The University welcomes appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds, as well as those of real estate and personal property. You can also make a pledge to support the school over a period of time. To learn more about these options, contact Neeru Chopra, Director of Finance at 310-577-3000 ext. 128, or by email at

Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable to Yo San, because they allow us to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest and take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise.

Directed gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific program or priority area at Yo San. This type of gift gives you the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a program that is of truly personal meaning.

You may also designate a gift for:

  • Current use, to provide funds and flexibility over the short term, or
  • Endowment gifts, which provide security over the long term by expanding Yo San’s permanent financial base.

This creates a predictable source of future income for such priorities as endowed faculty positions, scholarships and fellowships, and broad-based interdisciplinary research projects.

A lot of people in our community who really, really need to have acupuncture and they're unable to afford it. Yo San university makes it possible for these people to have this treatment you can't put a price on the healing that happens with them. It's not possible without the support of our donors and, therefore, I just feel so privileged to be able to give to Yo San and support these different outreach programs.

~ Mary H Flaherty
Donor and Chair, Yo San Board of Trustees

Types of Gifts

Outright Gifts

When you make an outright gift to Yo San, your contribution can be put to work immediately – by providing funding for current programs or by creating a reliable source of future income by expanding the school’s endowment. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value, including:

Cash Gifts

The simplest and easiest gifts you can make, cash gifts may be made through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to: “Yo San University.” Yo San also has a wire account; please call 310-577-3000 ext. 128 for details.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities, Stocks, and Bonds

Securities provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to Yo San before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a two-fold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid capital gains taxes that would have been due upon their sale. You also may make a gift of mutual funds, non-marketable stock, or closely held stock.

Matching Gift

Many employers will match your gift to Yo San, making it an easy way to double or even triple the value of your gift. Please send your contribution as indicated above, along with a completed matching gift form (available from your company’s personnel or employee relations office). For online gifts, simply follow the matching gift instructions when you fill out the form.

Gifts of Real Estate

Personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land gifts offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. While most give their entire interest away, it is also possible to give only a portion of the property (an undivided percentage interest) while retaining the rest for other purposes.

Planned Gifts

Yo San University can help you create guaranteed retirement income or reduce your estate or capital gains taxes.

Gift Pledges

Make a formal statement of your intention to give. Pledged gifts are directed to Yo San through regular payments over time. Each payment on your pledge is eligible for an income-tax charitable deduction. This is one of the best ways to give more generously than you may have thought possible.

If we did not have Yo San University involved, there would be no community acupuncture clinic. That would be very sad, because there are a lot of our seniors now, over the years, they've seen the benefit from the clinic, they look forward to the opportunity to come in, and to meet with the clinicians. There's a relationship; they're part of our family.

~ Grace Cheng Braun, MSPH
President and CEO, WISE & Healthy Aging

To make a gift to Yo San University call 310-577-3000 ext. 128


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