Leave a Legacy

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 while leaving a lasting legacy that will help build a world immune to cancer. Your gift to CRI in the form of a bequest, an IRA rollover, or one of many other giving options, can be a sensible and rewarding way to support cancer research. 

Make the most of your estate plan. Join our society of planned giving visionaries and help us usher in a brighter future for all cancer patients.

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).

Ready to get started? Use this free estate planning resource to write a legal will at no personal cost, and include the necessary language to support the Cancer Research Institute with a gift in your plans.

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, Floor 4, New York, NY 10006, 212-688-7515.”

Gifts from your IRA

Many supporters of the Cancer Research Institute who are 70.5 or older create gifts directly from their retirement savings to support cancer immunotherapy research. These gifts make an immediate impact on our mission, and come with great financial benefits: they are tax-free, help to reduce your future tax burden, and can help you meet your required minimum distribution for the current calendar year.

Contact Us

Encourage gifts in honor of someone special with a dedicated fundraising page. Create a special page, share stories, photos, and videos, and find creative ways to encourage donations. Both you and donors can leave messages and updates on the page.

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 givingCorporations 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.

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.

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.

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