A defining characteristic of Cunniff-Dixon Foundation educational programs is that we do not accept commercial sponsorship. Cunniff-Dixon subsidizes its educational programs in order to attract the highest quality faculty and to achieve the best possible educational experiences.

The initial funding of the Foundation was provided by the two founding trustees, Carley’s father Richard T. Cunniff, and her husband, Andy Baxter. Gifts in memory of Carley went to the Foundation, and all subsequent financial support has come from friends and other donors interested in and committed to our mission.

As our projects multiply, we will require more financial support, and we will seek it only from individuals and entities that have no commercial objectives.

If You Would Like To Make A Contribution, It Will Be Greatly Appreciated, And Can Be Directed To Us As Follows:
The Cunniff-Dixon Foundation
P.O.Box 232
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Donations In The Form Of Securities May Be Given As Follows:
Give instructions to your securities broker or adviser to have securities transferred to: DTC # 0443 A/C Carley Cunniff-Peter S. Dixon MD Foundation TR A/C # RCG 002871

All contributions are tax-deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code; and the Foundation is also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Sections 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.

Planning my Way

Planning My Way (PMW) is a comprehensive end of life care workbook experience designed to help individuals and families contemplate, discuss, and communicate legal and supporting future health care directives effectively.


The Cunniff-Dixon Physician and Nursing awards recognize physicians and nurses practicing in the United States who give exemplary care to patients at the end of life. Over $1M has been awarded to deserving honorees collectively over the last decade.

Influencer Interview Series

We have been privileged to engage with some of the brightest and best leaders in the field of palliative and end of life care. We salute them in our influencer interview series and are privileged to bring to you their knowledge and wisdom.

Surgeons guide to palliative care

A highly regarded and carefully created manual specifically written for surgeons in training, regardless of future sub-specialty career choices to offer guidance and management of the most salient problems encountered in palliative care.


The American College Of Surgeons

In 2008, we partnered with The American College of Surgeons for a palliative care curriculum for U.S. surgical residents. Founded in 1913, the College seeks to uphold high standards in surgical practice.

The Hastings Center

Founded in 1969, The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan bioethics institute. It addresses ethical concerns in health, medicine, and the environment, impacting both individuals and societies.