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Planned Gifts

You can support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in a variety of ways, including through your estate. Including Komen for the Cure in your estate plan will not only assist you in reaching and achieving your own philanthropic and charitable giving goals, but it will also allow Komen to continue its mission of discovering and delivering the cures for breast cancer.

There are many charitable planned giving options available to you. For example, you can make a planned gift to Komen by naming Komen as a beneficiary of your last will and testament, life insurance policy or retirement plan.

You can also name Komen as a beneficiary of a charitable trust. Your attorney or financial advisor can advise you of the various types of charitable trusts and assist you in establishing a trust that is tailored to your personal needs.

Some of the above-mentioned planned giving strategies may have a greater tax benefit to you than others, so please consult with your attorney or financial advisor on which strategy would work best for you.

Below please find examples of specific language that you may use to name Komen as a beneficiary of your will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement assets, or other contractual gift. If you, your attorney or financial advisor has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Komen Development Department by calling 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or emailing Komen at plannedgiving@komen.org.

1. GIFTS UNDER A WILL

The following language is an example of wording that may be used to name Susan G. Komen for the Cure as a beneficiary of your last will and testament.  You may either make a general or restricted gift to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  In addition such gift may be of a specific dollar amount or it may also be of a percentage of your estate.

If you wish to make a restricted gift to Komen, please contact the Komen Development Department at the phone number or email address above prior to finalizing your gift. 

a.       GENERAL TESTAMENTARY GIFT: SPECIFIC MONETARY AMOUNT:  I hereby give and bequeath _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, located at 5005 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244, or its successors-in-interest, to be used for general purposes.

b.       GENERAL TESTAMENTARY GIFT: PERCENTAGE OF RESIDUE OF ESTATE:  I hereby give and bequeath ________ percent (_____%) of the rest and residue of my estate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, located at 5005 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244, or its successors-in-interest, to be used for general purposes. 

c.       RESTRICTED TESTAMENTARY GIFT: SPECIFIC MONETARY AMOUNT:  I hereby give and bequeath _____________________ Dollars ($__________________) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, located at 5005 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244, or its successors-in-interest, to be used for [insert donor restriction]. 

d.      RESTRICTED TESTAMENTARY GIFT: PERCENTAGE OF RESIDUE OF ESTATE:  I hereby give and bequeath ________ percent (_____%) of the rest and residue of my estate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, located at 5005 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244, or its successors-in-interest, to be used for [insert donor restriction]. 

2. GIFTS FROM A TRUST

The following language is an example of wording that may be used in the event Susan G. Komen for the Cure is named as a contingent beneficiary of a trust estate.  Please keep in mind that such gifts may also be restricted and may be of either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the trust estate. 

[Insert contingency (e.g., Upon the death of my spouse)], the Trustee shall distribute ________________ Dollars ($__________________) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, located at 5005 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244, or its successors-in-interest, free and clear of trust, to be used for general purposes. 

3. CONTRACTUAL GIFTS

Susan G. Komen for the Cure may be named as the beneficiary of an asset that passes outside the terms of a will or a trust (e.g. life insurance, IRA, 401(k)).  In order to clarify the intention of the donor, the contractual instrument governing the asset should set forth the following as the official recipient of the gift:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, located at 5005 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244, or its successors-in-interest. 

4.  GENERAL INFORMATION

Below please find some general information that may be beneficial to you in finalizing your estate plan.

Legal Name:    The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Incorporation Details:

  • 501(c)(3) organization, classified as a public charity, exempt from federal income tax
  • Texas non-profit corporation

Mailing Address:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
5005 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
Attention: Development Department