Crossley and Marshall Memorial Fund for HIV Research

Honoring the Memory of John and Alex

In September of 2019, Barbara Crossley established the Crossley and Marshall Memorial Fund for HIV Research in honor of her son John Crossley and his lifelong partner Alex Marshall. John and Alex were long time residents of Austin, TX. John passed in 2004 from a brain aneurism and Alex passed in 2018 from cancer. 

John and Alex lost many close friends and loved ones to HIV. At the end of his life, Alex requested he and John's estate support HIV cure research in memory of those they lost to the battle against HIV.

This fund will support HIV vaccine research at The HIV Institute. 


There are several ways to donate to the Crossley and Marshall Memorial Fund for HIV Research:

  • Online
    • Contributions can be made using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express here. Please note “in memory of” Crossley and Marshall by checking the box for honor/memory at the bottom of the page.
  • Phone
    • To make your gift by phone, please call Liz Johnson, Administrative Director, at 858-246-2103. Gifts can be made using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
  • Mail
    • Please make your check payable to "UC San Diego Foundation." In the memo line of your check please note "Crossley Marshall Fund/UCSD HIV Institute” and mail it to:

The HIV Institute
University of California, San Diego
Attn: Liz Johnson
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0716
La Jolla, CA 92093-0716

The Tax ID Number for UC San Diego Foundation is 95-2872494. If you have any questions, please e-mail or call us at 858-246-2103.