Outright gifts allow the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program to offer comprehensive, professional support services to patients and their loved ones.
For more information on ways to give, please contact our office or visit our online giving page.
Since the inception of the DCPSP in 1987, many patients and family members have been helped by the programs and services we provide. To ensure that these programs will be available to patients and families in future years, an endowment has been established.
Your contributions to this endowment will enable the DCPSP to continue to offer and expand upon programs that support patients and families coping with the impact of cancer on their lives.
Charitable gifts may be structured so that donors can reserve an income interest in their gift for themselves, or for a spouse or other designated beneficiary, and stipulate that the gift provide support for the program thereafter.
This "deferred giving” allows donors to make a gift, receive a current charitable income tax deduction, and enjoy the income from the gift for life. Such life income gifts are made through the use of trust arrangements, pooled income funds, and charitable gift annuities.
Advantages to the donor are many, including current tax deduction, protection of capital gains, and a reduction in estate and inheritance taxes.
There are many tax-wise ways in which outright gifts can be made to the DCPSP. For example, gifts of appreciated securities, tangible property, or real estate are much like cash gifts and often produce an even greater benefit for donors through capital gains tax savings.
Gifts of real estate may include a primary or vacation residence, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property.
Many individuals choose to make their charitable gifts effective only upon death, by providing for a bequest under the terms of a will.
Testamentary gifts are most commonly made through bequests, either restricted or unrestricted, and retirement plans, such as IRAs, tax-sheltered annuities, and qualified pension and profit-sharing plans.
Corporate gifts are also very important to the program. They can be earmarked for a specific purpose, such as the endowment, special projects, wigs and turbans, counseling services, refreshments, or other areas of need.
Gifts in memory or in honor of relatives and friends may be made at any time. We will send an acknowledgment card to the recipient (we do not disclose the amount of the donation) as well as one to the donor.
Please include the name and address of the person to whom the acknowledgment should be sent. Your tax-deductible donation will be used to continue the programs designed to help patients and their families cope with the impact of cancer on their lives.
If you or your spouse works for a company that matches gifts, you can as much as double the impact of a gift to the DCPSP. See your employer for the correct form to include with your gift.
To make a donation the check should be payable to the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program or, if you wish, the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program Endowment. You can contact our office at 919-684-4497, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail a check to:
Duke Cancer Patient Support Program
DUMC Box 3139
Durham, NC 27710