Planned Giving

The Leukemia Research Foundation is profoundly grateful for the support provided by donors who have committed to planned gifts sustaining our mission into the future. Including a gift to the Leukemia Research Foundation in your own will or living trust offers the below benefits:

  • Flexibility: Because you are not making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
  • Versatility: You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to the Leukemia Research Foundation.
  • Tax relief: If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift may be entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift's full value.


The Leukemia Research Foundation has partnered with FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will. It’s easy to use, free of charge and can be completed in 20 minutes. Not only can you take care of your loved ones and their future, but you can also use this resource to support our mission for years to come.

Get started on your plans and make a gift today.

Beneficiary designations

You may need to plan for additional assets not covered in your will or trust. If you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts, these are called “non-probate assets” and they need to be planned for separately. You can designate the Leukemia Research Foundation as the beneficiary of these assets to support our mission for years to come.

Use this free online tool to receive instructions on how to make this gift.


For questions about planned giving, please contact Cindy Kane at 847.919.6249 or

Other ways to give

Donor-advised funds / gifts of stock

Join our recurring gift program

Give at work