Wills, Bequests and Living Trusts
Through your will, you can leave assets to people or causes you care about. In fact, many treatments that benefit today's patients are the result of life-saving research that was funded by others who included The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in their estate plans.
You can help shape the future and leave your mark on tomorrow by making a provision for LLS in your will or trust. Even those without a will can consider naming LLS as a beneficiary in an insurance policy or a retirement account.
Through your will, you can leave:
- a specific amount or a percentage of your estate
- all or part of what remains in your estate after other bequests are made
- a conditional gift if beneficiaries do not outlive you
In the same way as you would with a will, you might also consider a revocable trust to express your wishes for distributing assets. Importantly, in a will or a revocable trust, you keep the assets for as long as you live and you can change your plans whenever you wish.
What's more, you can make your gift without restriction or direct it to research or patient services.
Your bequest to LLS will help us continue to fund vital research and caring services for people with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
The Legacy Circle
Become an honored member of The Legacy Circle when you include LLS in your will.
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 Ed Rodbro, National Director, Planned Giving, at 1-888-773-9958 or Ed.Rodbro@lls.org.
Sample Language for Your Estate Plan
Once you've decided how you want to leave a bequest to LLS to help people with blood cancers, you can use the following suggested language:
A specific amount or a percentage of your estate:
I give to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc., 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605 [specific dollar amount or percentage of my estate or specified asset].
All or a part of what remains in your estate after other bequests are made:
I give to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc., 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605 all [or a percentage] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.
A conditional gift if beneficiaries do not outlive you:
If [other named beneficiary] does not survive me, I give to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc., 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605 all [or a percentage] of my estate.
Because LLS has a single 501(c)(3) designation, all documents should refer to the LLS National Office address at 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310, White Plains, NY. Our federal tax identification number is 13-5644916.
If your existing will is up to date and you want to add a charitable beneficiary, ask your legal advisor about a codicil to modify your will.