Planned Giving

Leukemia Survivor Supports Research That Gives Hope

Chris Brinton

Chris Brinton

Photo by Ron Wurzer for Fred Hutch

Chris Brinton is a planner. A Certified Financial Planner®, in fact, who blazed a trail through a male-dominated profession in her 23 years at what is now Morgan Stanley. But she had no way of anticipating the shocking news she received on her 60th birthday: She had leukemia, and without treatment, it would probably kill her within two days.

With the help of family, doctors and 39 blood transfusions, Chris persevered through five months of intensive chemotherapy. Still, when she finally met with experts at Fred Hutch, she learned that her only chance at a cure was a blood stem cell transplant.

So on April 29, 2009, Chris received a much different present for a new kind of birthday: an infusion of healthy donor cells. "It was not an easy four months at the Hutch," she says, but she "was constantly amazed at the daily miracles that happened there."

Chris is one of those miracles. More than four years since her lifesaving transplant, she has become a generous Fred Hutch benefactor, a Legacy Partner in Research and a vocal champion of the research that, she says, "gives patients like me hope."

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Create a Legacy of Hope

Creating a legacy of giving beyond your lifetime requires wisdom, vision and a plan tailored to your unique circumstances. With a professional advisor's guidance, you can choose from a variety of options ranging from naming Fred Hutch as a beneficiary of your will or revocable living trust to including the Hutch to receive a percentage of your IRA or other retirement plan, life insurance policy or an insurance annuity. Regardless of the size of your gift or the type you choose, the greatest benefit of a planned gift to the Hutch lies in knowing that you are supporting research that will save lives.

Our Planned Giving team is available to assist you and your advisors without any obligation. Please contact us today at 206.667.3396 or at plannedgiving@fredhutch.org if you have any questions or would like additional information. We are happy to help you find the resources you need to help you plan.

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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