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Retirement Plans

You can maximize a retirement plan's benefit by naming The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a beneficiary and leaving a legacy that will help people living with blood cancers.

Most retirement plans - individual retirement accounts, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, Keogh and SEP - are tax deferred, which means that tax must be paid at the time funds are withdrawn. This is true when they are passed on to loved ones. As a result, they become a tax burden.

Instead, consider leaving other less-heavily taxed assets to your heirs and designate LLS as a charitable beneficiary of your retirement plan. Because we are tax-exempt, 100 percent of your gift will go to leaving a legacy that will help people living with blood cancers.

Designating LLS as a beneficiary of your retirement plan is easy and costs nothing. Simply obtain a beneficiary designation form from your bank or plan administrator. Forms can often be found online and can be requested using the contact information on your monthly statement.

The Legacy Circle

Become an honored member of The Legacy Circle when you name LLS in your retirement plan.

Get More Information

Our Planned Giving office exists to serve you and your advisors as you consider your support for LLS.  We would be pleased to meet with you, speak by telephone or exchange email messages - it's up to you! Contact our National Director of Planned Giving, at 1-888-773-9958 or legacy@lls.org.

last updated on Friday, February 07, 2014

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