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Planned Giving

Meet Our Donors

Sidney with GrandmaHope. Cures. Dreams.

We hope you will consider a planned gift with Children's Cancer Research Fund. Planned gifts do not have to be complicated and a gift of any size makes a difference. Any size gift gives hope. Children benefit today from work that began many years ago. We want to ensure a pipeline of resources to continue the work to end cancer and we invite you to be our partner with a planned gift. There are several types of planned gifts and many offer tax savings. You also will join our Wings Society which honors individuals who have remembered Children's Cancer Research Fund in their will or estate plans. You help children dream. A planned gift can be in several forms: Bequests from your Will or Trust or naming Children's Cancer Research Fund as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.

Have you already included Children's Cancer Research Fund in your estate or financial plans? Thank you. Please take a moment to let us know so we can thank you and welcome you into our Wings Society. We would like to discuss your future gift with you to make sure we honor your wishes correctly.

If you have questions or would like to find out more about making a planned gift to Children's Cancer Research Fund, please contact Amy Polski Larson at 952-224-8486 or

Meet Our Donors: Jo DeBruycker

Jo DeBruyckerAfter losing her daughter, Meghan, to osteosarcoma, Jo DeBruycker and her friends were looking for someplace to put their energy in honoring Meghan. Their desire was that no one follow the same cancer path in the future as Meghan. Jo became connected to Children's Cancer Research Fund and, as she says, always enjoys seeing the many walks of life that the organization brings together.

Meg's friends and my family gather to help with Time to Fly. Jo adds, "friends who knew Meg join me at Dawn of a Dream and Glamorama. At these events, we honor Meg and I feel her with me. I know this is what mattered most to her and how can I not honor that?"

Jo chose create a planned gift with Children's Cancer Research Fund after Meg passed away. "I decided when planning Meghan's memorial service that flowers come and go but using those resources to bring an end to this disease is far more lasting. It was an easy decision to extend that thought to my own life plan."

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Children's Cancer Research Fund a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Children's Cancer Research Fund [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to CCRF or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to CCRF as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to CCRF as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and CCRF where you agree to make a gift to CCRF and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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