Create a Lasting Legacy for Generations to Come

With a planned gift to the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), you can leave a legacy of philanthropy that will help those touched by cancer — now and for years to come.

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Make a Plan to Increase Your Impact

If you would like to extend your support of Israel Cancer Research Fund to make a lasting impact, there are several gifts to choose from.

Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Israel Cancer Research Fund.

Charitable Bequests

You can designate Israel Cancer Research Fund as the beneficiary of your assets by will, trust, or beneficiary designation form.

A bequest to Israel Cancer Research is a promise now to leave a legacy in the future. It costs little or nothing to arrange, often allows for federal estate tax savings, and supports an important cause while still enabling you to provide for family and friends. 

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to Israel Cancer Research Fund (EIN: 51-0181215) that will make a lasting impact.

Potential benefits of a bequest include:

  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy with Israel Cancer Research Fund

How a bequest works

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or Israel Cancer Research Fund as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.

Here are some of the ways to leave a bequest to Israel Cancer Research Fund

  • Include a bequest to Israel Cancer Research Fund in your will or revocable trust
  • Designate Israel Cancer Research Fund as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension)
  • Name Israel Cancer Research Fund as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

A bequest may be made in several ways

  • Percentage bequest – make a gift of a percentage of your estate
  • Specific bequest – make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset
  • Residual bequest – make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate

Beneficiary Designation Gifts

You can designate Israel Cancer Research Fund as a beneficiary of certain retirement, investment, or bank accounts or your life insurance plan. It is one of the easiest gifts to give – it costs you nothing now, does not require an estate plan or lawyer, and you can change your beneficiaries at any time.

Potential benefits of gifts by beneficiary designation:

  • Reduce or eliminate taxes on retirement assets
  • Reduce or avoid probate fees
  • No cost to you now to give
  • Create your legacy with Israel Cancer Research Fund

How to make a Beneficiary Designation Gift:

To name Israel Cancer Research Fund as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, contact your bank or insurance company to see whether a change of beneficiary form must be completed.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Depending on your age, this tax-wise gift option enables you to transfer up to $100,000 per year directly from your eligible IRA account(s) to Israel Cancer Research Fund, without first having to recognize the distribution as income; a married couple may donate up to $200,000 per year.

Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to ICRF, so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable income tax deduction.

Potential benefits of IRA Charitable Rollover donations:

  • Reduce your taxable income with a direct transfer of funds from your IRA to Israel Cancer Research Fund
  • Satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA

How to make an IRA Charitable Rollover donation:

  • Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a donation from your IRA to Israel Cancer Research Fund
  • Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to ICRF
  • Contact us to let us know you have made the donation

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds appreciated in value are among the best ways to support Israel Cancer Research Fund. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

Additional Information:

The method used to make a bequest will depend on the kind of gift you choose to leave to Israel Cancer Research Fund:

Bequests of real estate, personal property, business interests and cash are typically made by way of a will, revocable trust or even a simple codicil to your current estate plan. Your estate-planning attorney can assist you in preparing the necessary papers for you to complete the bequest.

Other bequests, such as those involving retirement assets, insurance policies, bank accounts and stocks and bonds, are typically made by completing the appropriate beneficiary designation form. Simply contact your retirement plan administrator, life insurance company, bank or investment broker and ask them to send you the appropriate “beneficiary designation” or “payable on death” form. To complete your bequest, you will need to complete and sign the form and then send it back to the person who originally sent the form to you.

Please note: This site is informational and educational in nature. It is not offering professional tax, legal, or accounting advice. For specific advice about the effect of any planning concept on your tax or financial situation or with your estate, please consult a qualified professional advisor.


If you have any questions or for more information about planned giving options, please contact:

Alan Herman
National Director of Advancement
[email protected]

Israel Cancer Research Fund | National Headquarters
52 Vanderbilt Avenue, Suite 1410, New York, New York 10017-3835
Toll Free: 888-654-ICRF (4273)
TAX ID (EIN): 51-0181215

Let Us Recognize Your Generosity

Please let us know if you have already named Israel Cancer Research Fund in your estate plan. We would like to recognize you and personally say thank you for your generosity and commitment.

A bequest intent form is available below for download so that you may inform us of your plans for creating your lasting legacy for Israel Cancer Research Fund. This document is non-binding and revocable at any time.