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Impact our future through planned giving

  • Touch the lives of others while creating a lasting legacy.
  • Find peace of mind through a wide variety of tax benefits.
  • Help us achieve our goals for current and future generations.
scientists at work

Impact our future through planned giving

  • Touch the lives of others while creating a lasting legacy
  • Find peace of mind through a wide variety of tax benefits
  • Help us achieve our goals for current and future generations
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A Bequest to Further Good Work

A Bequest to Further Good Work
Nancy and David are dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. They wanted to create a legacy to provide future resources to continue its mission.

David: The work of our favorite charity was important to us. We regularly made cash gifts but wanted to do more. We received the charity's newsletter and noted that we could make a gift from our estate and join SBP's Legacy Society. We saw a picture of smiling people just like us, and we wanted to be part of that group.

Nancy: We met with our lawyer to revise our wills, and we each included a provision for a bequest to charity. Our lawyer put language in the will that allows a percentage of our estate to go to SBP. This was easy to arrange and permits us to still use our assets during our lives if we need them.

David: We told their Major Gifts Officer about our decision and were excited when we were invited to a special event for Legacy Society members. We will continue to make gifts during our lives, but it feels good to know that our support will help in the future.

Is a bequest right for you?


We have resources that will help you learn more about bequests. Click here to review sample bequest language. You will see how easy it is to include a bequest in your will or trust.

You might find it helpful to print this page and the bequest language. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please contact us.

*Please note: The names and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view an example of your benefits.


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