Planned Gifts

You can support Susan G. Komen® Western New York in a variety of ways, including through your estate. Including Komen® Western New York in your estate plan will not only assist you in reaching and achieving your own philanthropic and charitable giving goals, but it will also allow Komen to continue its mission of fighting breast cancer in its community.

There are many charitable planned giving options available to you. For example, you can make a planned gift to Komen by naming Komen® Western New York as a beneficiary of your last will and testament, life insurance policy or retirement plan.

You can also name Komen® Western New York as a beneficiary of a charitable trust. Your attorney or financial advisor can advise you of the various types of charitable trusts and assist you in establishing a trust that is tailored to your personal needs.

Some of the above-mentioned planned giving strategies may have a greater tax benefit to you than others, so please consult with your attorney or financial advisor on which strategy would work best for you.

Below please find examples of specific language that you may use to name Susan G. Komen® Western New York as a beneficiary of your will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement assets, or other contractual gift. If you, your attorney or financial advisor has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 716-887-2646.

A. GIFTS UNDER A WILL
The following language is an example of wording that may be used to name Susan G. Komen® Western New York  as a beneficiary of your last will and testament.  You may either make a general or restricted gift to Komen® Western New York for education, screening, or treatment support.  In addition such gift may be of a specific dollar amount or it may also be of a percentage of your estate.

If you wish to make a restricted gift to Komen® Western New York, please contact us at the phone number or email address above prior to finalizing your gift.

a.       GENERAL TESTAMENTARY GIFT: SPECIFIC MONETARY AMOUNT: I hereby give and bequeath _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) to Susan G. Komen® Western New York, of Buffalo, New York, to be used for general purposes. In the event  Susan G. Komen® Western New York is not in existence at the time of my death, then I hereby give and bequeath _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) to the national headquarters of Susan G. Komen, of Dallas, Texas, to be used for general purposes in the former service area of  Susan G. Komen®Western New York.

b.       GENERAL TESTAMENTARY GIFT: PERCENTAGE OF RESIDUE OF ESTATE: I hereby give and bequeath ________ percent (_____%) of the rest and residue of my estate to Susan G. Komen® Western New York, of Buffalo, New York, to be used for general purposes. In the event Susan G. Komen® Western New York is not in existence at the time of my death, then I hereby give and bequeath ________ percent (_____%) of the rest and residue of my estate to the national headquarters of Susan G. Komen, of Dallas, Texas, to be used for general purposes in the former service area of Susan G. Komen® Western New York.

c.       RESTRICTED TESTAMENTARY GIFT: SPECIFIC MONETARY AMOUNT: I hereby give and bequeath _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) to Susan G. Komen® Western New York, of Buffalo, New York, to be used for [insert donor restriction].  In the event Susan G. Komen®Western New York is not in existence at the time of my death, then I hereby give and bequeath _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) to the national headquarters of Susan G. Komen, of Dallas, Texas, to be used for [insert donor restriction] in the former service area of Susan G. Komen® Western New York.

d.      RESTRICTED TESTAMENTARY GIFT: PERCENTAGE OF RESIDUE OF ESTATE:  I hereby give and bequeath ________ percent (_____%) of the rest and residue of my estate to Susan G. Komen® Western New York, of Buffalo, New York, to be used for [insert donor restriction].  In the event Susan G. Komen® Western New York is not in existence at the time of my death, then I hereby give and bequeath ________ percent (_____%) of the rest and residue of my estate to the national headquarters of Susan G. Komen, of Dallas, Texas, to be used for [insert donor restriction] in the former service area of  Susan G. Komen® Western New York.

B. GIFTS FROM A TRUST
The following language is an example of wording that may be used in the event Susan G. Komen® Komen Western New York Affiliate is named as a contingent beneficiary of a trust estate.  Please keep in mind that such gifts may also be restricted and may be of either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the trust estate.

[Insert contingency], the Trustee shall distribute ________________ Dollars ($__________________) to Susan G. Komen® Western New York, of Buffalo, New York, free and clear of trust, to be used for general purposes.  In the event Susan G. Komen® Western New York is not in existence at the time of this distribution, the Trustee shall distribute _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) to the national headquarters of Susan G. Komen, of Dallas, Texas, free and clear of trust, to be used for general purposes in the former service area of Susan G. Komen® Western New York.

C. CONTRACTUAL GIFTS
Susan G. Komen® Western New York may be named as the beneficiary of an asset that passes outside the terms of a will or a trust (e.g. life insurance, IRA, 401(k)).  In order to clarify the intention of the donor, the contractual instrument governing the asset should set forth the following as the official recipient of the gift:

Susan G. Komen® Westerrn New York, of Buffalo, New York.  In the event Susan G. Komen® Western New York is not in existence, then to the national headquarters of Susan G. Komen, of Dallas, Texas, for the benefit of the former service area of Susan G. Komen® Western New York.

D. GENERAL INFORMATION
Below please find some general information that may be beneficial to you in finalizing your estate plan.

Legal Name:    Western New York Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Susan G. Komen® Western New York
Incorporation Details:
• 501(c)(3) organization, classified as a public charity, exempt from federal income tax
• Delaware non-profit corporation
Mailing Address: 742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209