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How it works

You donate cash or securities to the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society pays you, or up to two annuitants you name, a lifetime annuity.

The principal passes to the American Cancer Society when the contract ends.


  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of your gift.
  • Your lifetime gift annuity is backed by a reserve and the full assets of the American Cancer Society.
  • Your gift annuity payments are treated as part ordinary income, part capital gains income (15%), and part tax-free income.
  • You have the satisfaction of making a significant gift that benefits you now and the American Cancer Society later.

For more information

Complete the personal illustration form, or call us at 1-800-227-1885 so that we can assist you and your financial advisor through every step of the process.