Ways to Make a Gift

Philanthropic gifts are vital to sustaining Lombardi's role as a world-class leader in cancer care. Gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations help to maintain and advance promising research initiatives, enhance the quality of patient care, assure a state-of-the-art environment, and strengthen our role in teaching the next generation of clinicians and scientists. They also provide resources to develop innovative programs in response to community needs.

Support for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center can be made in a variety of ways that offer significant tax savings and other benefits to our donors. Most contributions come to us in the form of cash, usually by check. We also welcome gifts of securities, real estate and other appreciated property, as well as those through estate plans.

Cash -- Gifts of cash have an immediate impact on Lombardi's programs and services. They also provide direct income tax benefits for the donor in the form of a charitable deduction equal to the value of the gift. You may also make a gift online.

Appreciated Securities -- A gift of appreciated securities is an excellent way to make a gift to Lombardi. Donating long-term appreciated assets to Lombardi allows you to avoid capital gains tax and to claim a charitable income tax deduction based on the full, fair-market value of your gift.

Real Estate & Assets -- Contributions of appreciated gifts of property, real estate and art objects may be used to make a charitable gift. Gifts of property held longer than 12 months can be deducted at their full, fair-market value and also may alleviate or eliminate capital gains tax liability.

Life Insurance Policy -- A donor may designate the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center as the beneficiary of either an existing life insurance policy or a new policy purchased for this purpose. By doing this, you may make an ultimate gift that is significantly larger than your out-of-pocket cost.

All gifts benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and are tax-deductible to the full extent specified by the law.

Our development staff will be pleased to assist you. For more information, please call the Lombardi development office at (202) 687-2222.

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