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Major and Planned Gifts

Major Gifts

Individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations play an important role in supporting the center's mission by giving major gifts that will be used immediately for a priority need. You may wish to give to annual operating support, contribute a piece of research equipment, underwrite a fellowship, provide seed money for a new, cutting-edge study, or help the center's facility needs. There are many ways to support the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and make your contribution most meaningful to you.

Some friends of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson give major gifts on a regular, annual basis. Others give larger gifts when they wish to do something special for the cancer center. Major gifts can be made as outright, memorial or honor gifts. Major donors are recognized through the Wall of Donors, room-naming opportunities, the annual report, and invitations to special, educational events.


Planned Gifts
You can make a gift to the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson through a variety of giving arrangements called planned gifts - all of which may enhance your estate and financial plans. These gifts may reduce income and estate taxes and, when contributing appreciated property, allow you to avoid capital gains taxes.

You can remember the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in your will or as a beneficiary of a trust or retirement plan. Several types of gifts can provide income for life to you and/or your beneficiaries.

A charitable bequest by will is the most common estate gift and is a significant way to make a valuable contribution to the fight against cancer. The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson also offers a full spectrum of life-income gift plans. You can make an outright gift of cash or appreciated property, such as stock or real estate or use charitable gift annuities and life insurance. These gift arrangements can enhance your current and long-range financial plans, as well as provide resources to ensure the life-saving work of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.

Contact Information:
Paul Gunther
Director of Development, Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals,
Kimmel Cancer Center
130 South 9th Street, Floor 17
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mobile: (215) 203-4422
Office: (215) 955-9446
Fax: (215) 503-5084