• Your Gift Matters

    Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift

    If you would like to extend your support of Susan G. Komen to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from.

    Whether you would like to support our work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Susan G. Komen. Here are some of the most popular charitable plans to consider:

    Remember Us in Your Will

    Structure your will to provide for your family first. Then include a gift to the charitable organizations you love. Just a few simple sentences and a meeting with an estate planning attorney are all it takes.

    Make a Gift and Receive Fixed Payments for Life

    If you'd like to support Susan G. Komen and receive steady payments for life, a charitable gift annuity may be right for you.

    Donate Stocks

    If you give stocks you've owned for more than one year that are worth more than when you purchased them, you'll qualify for significant tax advantages.

    Give Retirement Plan Assets

    Consider making Susan G. Komen a beneficiary of a percentage of your retirement plan assets. Then, leave less heavily taxed assets to your loved ones.

    Arrange a Charitable Trust

    With a charitable remainder trust, you can receive income each year (either fixed or variable) from assets you place in the trust. After your lifetime, the balance in the trust goes to the charities of your choice.

    Use Life Insurance to Make a Gift

    There are several ways you can use life insurance to give back to Susan G. Komen. We can help you explore your options.

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    This website is currently under construction. Soon you'll find a wealth of charitable planning information here, including:

    • In-depth information about all the ways to support Susan G. Komen.
    • Easy-to-understand videos and interactive brochures that explore in further detail how each gift will impact our work.
    • Inspiring stories about how people like you are making a difference at our organization.
    • Interactive calculators to help you explore your giving options.

    Contact Us

    We can help you find the right charitable gift for you, in confidence and without obligation. Please contact Elizabeth Ashmore at eashmore@komen.org


A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Susan G. Komen a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526 Dallas, TX 75244, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Komen or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Komen as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Komen as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Komen where you agree to make a gift to Komen and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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