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The Cancer Research Institute is grateful for the generous individuals who choose to name our nonprofit organization in their estate plan and support cancer immunotherapy research. Their gifts are crucial to furthering our mission to save more lives by fueling the discovery and development of powerful immunotherapies for all types of cancer.

Supporter Stories

  • Inspired by Battles with Cancer
    Inspired by Battles with Cancer
    Louise and Peter Moseychuk have both led lives in the service of others. Peter owned his own business, supplying construction companies with...
  • Giving for a Different Future
    Giving for a Different Future
    Don and Diane Holmes met in 1966 while working as scientific software developers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center outside Washington D.C. "It was the...
  • Driven to Increase Knowledge
    Driven to Increase Knowledge
    Carole D. Franklin moved from California to Florida in 1969 because she needed more security when natural disasters hit. She had just experienced a huge...
  • Giving and Traveling the World
    Giving and Traveling the World
    After he retired from a 30-year career as a professor of Spanish language and literature at California State University, Los Angeles, Hugh wanted to devote...
  • A Catalyst for Innovation
    A Catalyst for Innovation
    Paper tubes are a part of most people's lives in the United States, but we rarely think about them. Essential in everyday items like paper towels and...
  • Investing in Smarter Science
    Investing in Smarter Science
    Ever since he served as a Navy medic at the conclusion of World War II, Rex Ashdown has had a fear of cancer. Because of the circumstances in the war and...

Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization. They believe it is important to help further our mission.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago, Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock.
  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their children's future.
  • Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
    We have all heard the saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too." This phrase describes a situation where we want two good things at the same time when that isn't possible.
  • Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
    Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event Cancer Research Institute held for our donors. They wanted to leave a legacy gift...
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she and her husband Bill inherited the farm.
  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Thomas wanted to thank us with a gift from his estate.
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  • Using a Beneficiary Designation to Make a Gift to Charity
    Joanne and her late husband Hal had been longtime supporters of our organization. Recently, Joanne's children encouraged...
  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small town, Patricia is ready to retire.
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were both age 55 when they purchased some vacant land a few miles outside of town. They thought real estate would be a good investment that could be sold later for a profit.
  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities and built a sizable portfolio.
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was very pleased with her home, she bought stock in the company that built the home.
  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They both had been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. The company has done well.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their three children. After her spouse passed away, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her property.
  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Luis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially in value.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought a vacant lot along Lake Michigan many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their family could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • Gift of a Bank Account When No Longer Needed (POD)
    Keith has been a faithful supporter of Cancer Research Institute and makes regular gifts to support our work.
  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased his home many years ago for $80,000. The home is now worth $420,000. Jonathan wants to sell his home and buy a condo for $130,000.
  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Cynthia spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting her favorite charity's website, June came across the idea of a give it twice trust. She contacted the charity for more information.
  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Ron and Kathy worked for many years building their nest egg for retirement.
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