Your Estate Plan

Learn About Wills and Bequests

Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document that communicates your estate plan-how your estate will be distributed after you pass away. Many wills include charitable bequests, leaving money or other assets to a nonprofit organization in support of their mission.

Your estate plan is vital to ensuring that your property and assets are disbursed as you wish after your death. Estate plans are also an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the world and leave an important legacy through charitable gifts. Additionally, there are many financial considerations including taxes and income. To ensure the best possible outcome, discuss your estate plan with family or a trusted advisor.

Cancer Research Institute (FEIN: 13-1837442) is grateful for our supporters who choose to include our organization in their will and further our mission to save more lives by fueling the discovery and development of powerful immunotherapies for all types of cancer.

What are the benefits of making a bequest?

  1. You leave a lasting legacy to be remembered
  2. You lessen the burden of taxes on your family
  3. You may receive estate tax savings

How do I make a bequest?

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends or Cancer Research Institute as part of your estate plan.

What are my options?

A bequest can be made in several ways:
  1. You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset
  2. You can gift a percentage of your estate
  3. You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate
  4. You can make a beneficiary designation of certain assets

How can I learn more?

If you have any questions about making a charitable bequest in your will, please contact us at 1 (800) 99-CANCER or We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.