Create a Charitable Legacy

Let's spread the word about Immunotherapy! Click to share this page with your community.

With a planned gift to the Cancer Research Institute, create a charitable legacy to be remembered by generations and secure the future of cancer research. You can achieve your financial, tax, and estate planning goals with a gift to a top-rated nonprofit organization, whether in the form of a bequest, an IRA rollover, or one of many other gift options. Discover which assets make the best gift and which method of giving makes the most sense for your estate plan. It’s the visionaries that support the Cancer Research Institute in their estate plan who will help us achieve a future immune to cancer.

Learn more about planned giving

Charitable Gifts in Your Estate Plan

Create an estate plan to provide for and protect both your family and your legacy. Your estate plan is vital to ensuring that your property and assets are disbursed as you wish after your death—and an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the world with a charitable gift to support cancer immunotherapy research. Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document that communicates your estate plan and may include charitable bequests (leaving money or other assets to a nonprofit organization in support of their mission).

Download a free estate planning guide

Sample Bequest Language

Consult your attorney and tax advisor for the formal writing of your will and to discuss the tax implications of any form of planned giving. Below is one sample (for a specific amount):

"I give, devise, and bequeath $_____ to the Cancer Research Institute, TAX ID#13-1837442. The Cancer Research Institute may be contacted in care of its National Headquarters at 29 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10006, (212) 688-7515."

Learn more about charitable bequests

Contact Us

We are pleased that you have an interest in learning about the many benefits of making a planned gift to support cancer immunotherapy research. If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, please call the Cancer Research Institute (FEIN: 13-1837442) at 1-800-99-CANCER or legacy@cancerresearch.org. A member of our Planned Giving Team will be very pleased to help you.

Contact the CRI Planned Giving Team

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can donate to CRI?

Anyone who has an interest in helping to advance the fight against cancer is encouraged to donate to CRI. Individuals can make cash donations and also include CRI in their estate planning or planned giving. Corporations and foundations also can make donations.

Are there tax benefits for donating to CRI?

CRI is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your donations are deductible for federal or state tax purposes as allowed by law. Planned giving, which can encompass bequests and gift annuities, may offer other tax or financial planning advantages as well.

In 2020, U.S. taxpayers can take advantage of new charitable giving incentives in the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Taxpayers who do not itemize their returns may receive a tax deduction of up to $300 for cash donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Taxpayers who itemize returns may now deduct up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income on cash donations. Corporations may now deduct up to 25% of taxable income. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

Why is CRI a good choice for my charitable support?

Through our strategic programs, CRI is leading global efforts to bring new immune-based treatments to patients sooner. Our focus on immunotherapy – which is applicable in the treatment of almost all types of cancer – means our donors are making an impact in the lives of more cancer patients. We are proud to have one of the lowest overhead expense ratios among nonprofit organizations. Historically, between 85 and 90 cents of every dollar donated to us goes to our research and medical education programs.

How do "charity watchdog" organizations rate CRI?

We consistently earn high marks from charity watchdog organizations, including an A or higher from the American Institute of Philanthropy. We are also a proud member of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, the most rigorous evaluator of charity activity with 20 standards of accountability and ethical practice. We have 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most utilized evaluator of charities; an A grade from Charity Watch; and a Platinum Participant Seal from GuideStar.

*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.

Top