Planned Giving

"I wish I could do more" is the comment we often hear from friends of American Institute for Cancer Research. Planned Giving is a means of making a charitable gift part of a donor's overall financial, estate, tax and philanthropic planning, maximizing the benefits to both the donor and the charity, and often achieving significant tax savings.

Increasing the impact of your giving often can be achieved at very low cost. It's just a matter of planning WHAT to give, HOW to give and WHEN to give. The information on these pages illustrates many ways of making a "planned gift" and our staff can be of even more help.

Individuals who support the Institute through a planned gift automatically become members of the League of Willful Fighters and receive a special membership certificate.

The League of Willful Cancer Fighters

Giving for Tomorrow

A Genteel Southern Lady
Louise Upchurch could have been described as “the epitome of a genteel southern lady,” according to her nephew, Tony.  Although she and her husband had no children, Louise had three nieces and four nephews who lived near her in North Carolina.  

Family was a very important part of Louise’s life.  After her husband passed, Louise lived in the same condominium complex as her younger sister, Frances.  They were very close.  At the end of Louise’s life, Frances, who is 86, made sure her sister was comfortable.  Read more

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We are ready to work with you or your financial advisor. Our staff can provide detailed information about the various types of planned gifts, and will work with you to help create the planned gift that works for you.

To reach an AICR Gift Planning staff person, send an e-mail to or call:

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday