Planned Gifts

We believe patients and families are empowered when offered information and tools to make informed choices.
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We believe patients and families are empowered when offered information and tools to make informed choices.

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away. At Duke, donors can make a planned gift to benefit the cancer clinician from whom they received care. Donors may choose to give a gift of:

  • real estate
  • life income gift
  • charitable remainder trust,
  • pooled income fund gift
  • charitable gift annuity
  • charitable lead trust
  • bequest
  • life income gift
  • gift from a retirement plan upon death

To learn more, visit Duke Forward. For additional questions regarding giving opportunities, please call Ellen Stainback at 919.684.4784.

  • J. Robert Teabeaut II, MD, a member of the Duke Brain Tumor Program Board of Advisors from 1994 until his death in 2005, left an estate gift of more than $2 million to support brain cancer research at Duke. 

    A Duke University alumnus who had served in the departments of pathology and internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center, he was a mentor to the director of The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Darell Bigner, MD, PhD. READ MORE