Planned Giving

Giving Back, Giving Thanks

Jay Holman

Jay Holman, Thomas Legacy Society member

Bo Jungmayer / Fred Hutch

Jay Holman became engaged in the research at Fred Hutch for many reasons. Breast cancer took the life of his mother, Lucille, at the age of 65, and his sister Lynn Holman Riggs was successfully treated for the disease this past year. Jay himself had surgery for stage 2 melanoma in July 2010.

Throughout his follow-up care, Jay admired the scientific innovation he witnessed firsthand at Fred Hutch as well as the skillful application of this innovation at the Hutch's treatment arm, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Jay is a retired city manager of SeaTac, Washington, and retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. His scientific curiosity stirred as his health improved, and his ties to the Hutch grew stronger. At events, he took the opportunity to speak with scientists, including immunologist Dr. Philip Greenberg, to keep tabs on current research, and he toured the lab of melanoma researcher Dr. Sylvia Lee. Jay takes detailed notes at his own SCCA checkups with Dr. Shailender Bhatia. Every spring, he enrolls in the daylong Northwest Melanoma Symposium.

"I'm almost getting my M.D. here," he jokes.

Impressed by the Hutch's experts, grateful for the help he has received, and mindful of his family's struggle with cancer, Jay began thinking of ways to help Fred Hutch. To honor his parents, he created the John H. and Lucille V. Holman Endowment Fund. Half of his bequest will fund melanoma research; the rest will support breast cancer research.

Through his planned gift, Jay wants not only to honor the past, but to acknowledge the Hutch teams who have kept him healthy and whose research builds hope for the future.

"The field is exploding right now. There is a revolution in treatment," Jay says. "Let's get serious about trying to do away with cancer."

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

Bequest Language

"I give to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a Washington nonprofit corporation located in Seattle, Washington, or its successor organization, the sum of $ _________ (or % of my estate), (or other personal property herein described) to be used for its general support and charitable purposes without restriction."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Fred Hutch or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support the mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Fred Hutch as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Fred Hutch as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Fred Hutch where you agree to make a gift to Fred Hutch and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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