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When we lose someone special or someone extraordinary touches our lives, we look for ways to express the depth of our love, admiration and gratitude. Making a tribute gift to Fred Hutch is a meaningful way to do that. When you make a gift to the Hutch in memory or honor of loved ones, you create a lasting tribute to them as well as a legacy that supports future life-changing and lifesaving research.
Giving Back, Giving Thanks
When cancer touches your life or the life of a loved one, it leaves an indelible mark. It can also be the start of a desire to help find new cures. For Fred Hutch Thomas Legacy Society member Jay Holman, his family's cancer experience led to the beginning of a growing connection with the research community at Fred Hutch and a tribute to his parents and sister that will support new cures forever. Read Jay's story.
How to Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift
Any outright or planned gift to Fred Hutch can be made in memory or in honor of a loved one. Simply let us know your intention and your loved one's name online or by sending us a brief letter or email.
- Appreciated Securities
- Real Estate
- Tangible Personal Property
- Gift Through a Will or Living Trust
- Beneficiary Designation
- Life Income Arrangement (Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust)
- Charitable Lead Trust
Establish an Honorary Endowment
You can establish an honorary endowment fund now or through your estate plan. Endowments are structured so that a small portion of the fund is used each year, with the balance invested for future growth. This helps ensure that the named fund will create a legacy in perpetuity. This also means that your loved one’s name is forever associated with the Hutch’s lifesaving discoveries.
Most gifts to the Hutch endowment are unrestricted as to purpose, giving the greatest flexibility to meet changing needs. However, if you have a particular area to which you would like to direct your endowment, please contact our Planned Giving team to discuss your interests.
Ways to Provide Recognition
Memorial Wall and Lifetime Giving Wall
The Fred Hutch Memorial Wall, located prominently in the Weintraub Building on the Hutch campus, offers a lasting way to memorialize a special friend or loved one. With a memorial totaling $5,000 or more, your loved one's name is added to the parchment display on the wall. If the memorial is $10,000 or more, the person's name is placed on an individual panel. Depending on the gift size, the donor’s name may be permanently recognized on our Lifetime Giving Wall, which is also located in the Weintraub Building.
For endowment funds, the name of each fund is placed permanently on the Endowment Wall in the Weintraub Building on the Hutch campus. In addition, the names of donors who fund the endowment (with gifts more than $50,000) are added permanently to the Endowment Donor Wall located at the Grace Fountain in The Moyer Foundation Plaza outside the Hutch’s Arnold Building. This can be helpful to donors who wish to name their fund after loved ones but would also like to be remembered for their connection to the Hutch.
When appropriate, your tribute gift will be acknowledged with a personalized note sent to the family or friend of the person you wish to remember.