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Discover Your Gift Opportunities

Goals and Benefits

Your Goals

Your Strategy

Your Benefits

Maximize your deduction; minimize the gift details.

Use cash to make your gift to the American Cancer Society.

Claim your deduction against a larger portion of your adjusted gross income and make an immediate impact on the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission.

Afford a larger gift to the American Cancer Society – and avoid capital gains liability.

Give appreciated stock or bonds held more than one year.

Buy low and give high – make a gift that costs you less than the benefit it delivers to the Society, while avoiding capital gains tax.

Make a gift for the American Cancer Society's future that doesn't affect your cash flow or portfolio now.

Put a bequest in your will (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate residue).

Today, you give a gift that costs you and your family nothing. Tomorrow, you get an estate tax deduction.

Retain income benefits from the assets you give to the American Cancer Society – and thus afford a larger gift.

Create a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder annuity trust or unitrust.

Receive income for your lifetime; receive a charitable deduction; diversify your holdings

Reduce high tax liability now; gain additional income later.

Establish a deferred gift annuity.

These annuities offer a larger deduction and a higher income rate than other life-income gifts.

Tap one of the most valuable assets in your portfolio to make a gift to the American Cancer Society.

Use real estate to make your gift to the American Cancer Society.

Avoid capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction, and have the option of a gift that doesn't affect your lifestyle.

Reduce gift and estate taxes and control the timing of passing assets to your children and grandchildren.

Create a charitable lead trust that supports programs at the American Cancer Society for a fixed, finite period, with the principal going to your heirs.

Reduce gift and estate taxes and freeze the taxable value of growing assets before they pass to your family.

Avoid capital gains liability on the transfer of a business or partnership interest.

Contribute the partnership interest or closely-held stock to the American Cancer Society.

Avoid capital gain liability, receive an income tax deduction, and utilize a gift asset you may have overlooked.

Locate an overlooked asset that you can easily give to the American Cancer Society.

Name the American Cancer Society as beneficiary of your retirement plan; leave other assets to family.

Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets; free up other property to pass to your heirs.

Make an endowment gift from income, rather than from capital.

Create a new life insurance policy, or donate a paid-up policy you no longer need.

Increase your ability to make a significant gift to the American Cancer Society.

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.

 
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