When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

AICR has pushed research to new heights, and has helped thousands of communities better understand the intersection of lifestyle, nutrition, and cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

April 5, 2018 | 2 minute read

One Donation – Twice the Benefit

Charitable donations can take many forms, from the loose change you drop into a collection basket to carefully planned donations of significant size. Many people, unfortunately, are unaware of the financial benefits that can come through a contribution of appreciated property, such as stocks or mutual funds.

Stock or mutual fund donations are particularly attractive if they have increased in value.  You will receive a charitable deduction for the value of the donated shares, and you will not have to pay any capital gains tax on the increased value of the donated shares (assuming you held the property for more than one year).  Two benefits for one donation!

It does not matter that you may have only paid $6,000 several years ago for a stock that is now worth $18,000. That $18,000 figure will be your charitable donation. Plus, the $12,000 in taxable capital gains that you would face if you sold that stock does not apply when you transfer the stock as a contribution to AICR. And because, in most cases, the stocks or mutual fund shares can be easily transferred to AICR, you can also avoid the commission expense that would normally be due for the sale of the property.

For information on how to make donations of appreciated assets in support of AICR’s cancer research and education programs and on the double tax benefits such gifts can bring, please contact our Office of Gift Planning at 800-843-8114.

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