Endowment Funds

Directly fund nutrition and cancer research throughout your lifetime and beyond through these special gifts.

Establishing a New Endowment:  Creating an endowment fund is a great way to directly support cancer research programs at AICR. The annual distribution from the endowment will directly support AICR research grants. An endowment fund may be established in a family’s name or in the name of a loved one and will support vital cancer research long into the future.

The minimum amount required to establish a new endowment with the Institute is $10,000 with the understanding that future gifts will be added to the fund over one’s lifetime and/or through his or her estate to ensure the growth of the fund to exceed $100,000. An endowed fund may be restricted to a particular type of cancer research, such as colorectal, breast or prostate cancer.

Contributing to an Existing Endowment:
 You can also make a contribution to an existing endowment fund. There is no minimum gift amount if a donor wishes to contribute to these funds. Existing endowment funds at AICR include:

The Regina Madden Johnston Endowment
The Dorothy E. Ball Endowment
The Chi-Fong and Whei-Quen Hsu Yeh Endowment
The Ludolf Scherbpier Memorial Research Endowment
The Diana Dyer Cancer Survivors’ Nutrition Research Endowment

AICR Cancer Research Fund

A contribution can also be made to the AICR Cancer Research Fund. This donor-restricted research fund was established in 1999. There is no minimum gift requirement if you wish to contribute to the Cancer Research Fund. Giving to the Cancer Research Fund is a wonderful way to earmark money for research purposes only.

Establishing a Memorial Fund
Creating a fund in memory of a loved one provides a lasting memorial and directly supports cancer research programs at AICR.  The minimum amount required to establish a new Memorial Fund is $5,000.00.

Contributing to an Existing Fund

You can also make a contribution to an existing Memorial Fund. There is no minimum gift if a donor wishes to contribute to these funds.

Sharon Karpel Kleiman Memorial Fund
Mary Jane O’Malley Memorial Fund
The Banya Biswas Memorial Fund

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We are ready to work with you or your financial advisor. Our staff can provide detailed information about the various types of planned gifts, and will work with you to help create the planned gift that works for you.

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