When you give a gift to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center, you not only make a donation you make a genuine difference in someone’s life by ensuring that outstanding cancer care will continue to be provided to your friends and family who live and work in our community. Contributions given “in memory of” or “in honor of” are a kind and meaningful way to pay tribute to someone special in your life.
Ways To Give for Today
Gifts of Cash: Cash gifts are the most common form of giving and are as easy as writing a check or charging your gift to a credit card. You can deduct 100% of the gift amount from your federal income tax, so your net cost is less than the face value of the contribution. You may also print this form and mail in your donation!
Securities: Giving appreciated stocks and bonds are an excellent way to support the Cancer Center’s programs. This type of gift usually qualifies not only for the income tax deduction associated with all charitable gifts, but can also eliminate capital gains tax.
Join Our Annual Giving Club
The Nylen Cancer Center has developed an Annual Giving club to strengthen support for its patient programs and services.
“Our support services are critical to help patients with the concerns that come with treatment,” says Pat Hubbard, fund development director. “Many patients’ worlds turn upside down with a diagnosis. They struggle to travel here for needed therapy. They miss work. They can’t afford medications and supplies to reduce ill side effects. Their physical appearances change.
Club contributions will fund patient assistance, round-trip transportation, educational books and DVDs, support group materials, wigs and cosmetic support for patients suffering hair loss and other personal changes.
The club also will help fund vital cancer screenings to promote earlier detection — saving lives and reducing treatment time and healthcare costs.
“Our support services enhance the care and daily living of patients,” Hubbard says. “Our giving club will help ensure these services are here to support our growing number of patients in years to come.”
$150 + Survivorship
To learn more call Hubbard at 712-252-9352.
Ways To Give for the Future
Depending upon your personal goals, a planned gift to June E. Nylen Cancer Center can address several estate issues. Whether you are interested in saving taxes, preserving your wealth, transferring assets, or creating a life income stream, a planned gift can bring attractive financial benefits to you and your family.
Bequests allow you to leave your legacy by considering gifts in your will first to friends and family, then charitable organizations. A bequest is usually money or property and is one of the simplest ways to remember those you care about.
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA’s). Charitable gifts can be made via an IRA, company-sponsored pension, and profit sharing plans.
Life insurance gifts can be used to create a contribution with no out-of-pocket expense to the donor. By changing the beneficiary and owner of an existing life insurance policy to June E. Nylen Cancer Center you can make a significant future gift possible and affordable. The purchase of a new policy, owned by June E. Nylen Cancer Center, is another attractive option. Gifts to the Cancer Center to cover premiums are deductible for those who itemize, and can be in the form of capital gain property for a second tax savings.
Farm or Residence with Life Estate: A farm or residence is given to the Cancer Center, and the donor continues living on the property and uses it for life.
Join our Legacy of Hope Society
The new Legacy of Hope Society honors those who have made a deep commitment to the mission of the June E. Nylen Cancer Center through one or more of the following methods:
- Provision in their will or revocable trust
- Retirement plan beneficiary designation
- Life insurance policy beneficiary designation
- Life estate gift (remainder interest in real property)
The Legacy of Hope Society is a way for the Cancer Center to express appreciation to these important supporters and to help us confront the challenges of the future.
Use of your gift: The Cancer Center is governed by an 10 -member Board of Directors who review the short and long-term needs as it relates to technology, programs and services and research. If your gift is unrestricted for the greatest need, it may provide immediate benefit to the Cancer Center through needed services and technology, or it may be deposited into an endowment whose income provides essential support for all aspects of the Cancer Center. Your gift may, at the time of your death, be directed to a combination of the above. You may, however, work with Cancer Center staff is you would like to put any restrictions on your gift.
Qualifications for Membership: The Legacy of Hope Society is open to all friends of the June E. Nylen Cancer Center. To become a member, simply notify us of your intentions. There is no minimum amount required and notifying us does not create any obligation on your part. You need not reveal the amount of their legacy gift. However, levels of recognition, listed below, will honor those donors who choose to make the extent of their donation public. For record-keeping purposes, it is helpful if you furnish a copy of the portion of the will, life insurance policy or other document that pertains to your legacy gift, or just communicate your intentions.
Legacy of Hope Society giving levels
- $1,000,000 +
- $500,000 to $999,999
- $100,000 to $499,999
- $25,000 to $99,999
- Under $25,000
Benefits of Membership and Recognition of Your Gift: One optional benefit of membership is the listing of your name on the official June E. Nylen Cancer Center honor roll which may be published from time to time in connection with special events and other publications. Recognition of your gift may well inspire generosity in others. If you wish to remain anonymous, we are happy to honor your wishes. Benefits of membership in this Club include
- recognition on a new wall display in the Cancer Center lobby
- an invitation to the annual Legacy of Hope Society recognition event
- invitations to Cancer Center events
- receiving the Cancer Center’s newsletter
- receiving special updates on the activities of the Cancer Center
- satisfaction of knowing you are making a tremendous difference in countless numbers of lives.
Please let us know when you have named June E. Nylen Cancer Center in your plans so we can officially enter you in our Legacy of Hope Society. We would like the opportunity to thank you for your generosity. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be completely confidential.
For more information on the ways that you can make a difference, please call our Fund Development Office at 712-252-9352.