Honor a family member or friend, mark a special occasion, remember a loved one, or thank a dedicated caregiver with a meaningful gift. You can do this by making a donation or setting up a personalized memorial webpage. Singular or cumulative gifts of $500 and above are eligible for an engraving on the Tree of Life.

Making a Donation

Your donation to University Hospital Foundation can be dedicated in honor or memory of a loved one or member of a care team at University Hospital. Simply check the box “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” on the donation checkout page. If making a tribute donation by check, please include the tribute on the check or in a separate note.

Setting Up a Memorial Page

Create a personalized memorial webpage to pay tribute a loved one who has passed. This page can be shared publicly to direct loved ones to make donations and share special memories. If you’d like assistance setting up a personalized a memorial page, please reach out to Vicki Perez at perez@uhnjfoundation.org

Dr. Eric Muñoz Tree of Life

Honor or memorialize a loved one or caregiver with a special place on the Tree of Life. Contributions will be used to advance University Hospital’s mission of improving healthcare, education, and wellness for the Greater Newark community.

The Tree of Life is located in the lobby of University Hospital. Each leaf, bird, or stone can be engraved to honor, commemorate, or memorialize someone in a meaningful way. Gifts made to the Tree of Life support critical capital improvements, educational programs, and strategic initiatives of University Hospital, all working towards the mission of improving healthcare, education, and wellness for our community.

The gift levels for each engraving type outlined below can be applied to singular donations or cumulative gifts made in tribute to someone.

Leaf:  $500-$4,999

Walking Stone:  $5,000-$7,499

Bird:  $7,500-$9,999

Plaque:  $10,000+

Dr. Eric Muñoz was a respected trauma surgeon, educator, and medical staff leader at University Hospital.  His untimely death in 2009 motivated colleagues to establish this fund as a way for employees, friends and family, or grateful patients to honor or memorialize their loved ones.