Legacy Giving

Many people think legacy giving — also known as planned giving — is only for the wealthy. In reality, even people of modest means can make a significant difference through legacy giving.

While there are many ways to make a contribution, the easiest is a simple bequest. In your will, you can designate that you like a certain amount of money donated to the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia so that no one has to face cancer alone.

Alternatively, you can designate that a certain percentage of your estate be donated to the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia, that the remainder of your estate after other designations be donated to the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia, etc.

Some other Legacy Giving options include:

  • Bequests: You can include the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia in your will and specify an asset, amount of money, percentage of our estate, or other designation.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity: This type of gift can provide partially tax-free income for life and some tax benefits.
  • Charitable Lead Trust: A lead trust provides an income to the charity for a period of years (usually 10 to 20 years); after the trust’s term is complete, the trust assets are transferred to family members.
  • Retirement Assets: You can name the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia as a beneficiary of your IRA, retirement or pension plan.
  • Insurance Policies: Gift an existing life insurance policy or purchase a new life insurance policy naming the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia as a beneficiary.

Legacy Giving Materials
For more information on legacy giving, please download our Legacy Giving Society brochure. For more information on the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia and how you gift could be used, please contact us at 215.879.7733.

The Tramo Legacy Society
Joe Tramo was a beloved, longtime clinical staff member at our Ridgeland (Fairmount Park) location. His commitment to helping local families living with cancer led him to designate the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia as a beneficiary of his estate. Joe passed away in 2011, but his legacy — of providing social and emotional support to men, women, and children affected by cancer — lives on in the Tramo Legacy Society.

Please consider joining the Tramo Legacy Society by naming the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia as a beneficiary in your will, retirement plan, or charitable trust, or by making any other planned gift to the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia. Together, we’ll make sure no one in our region has to face cancer alone.

More Information
If you’re considering a legacy gift, we recommend speaking with an accountant or financial adviser to understand all your legacy giving options, their tax implications, and other benefits. The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia has a partnership with Haverford Trust and can put you in touch with a financial adviser if you would like. Please contact us at 215.879.7733 for more information.