Through a planned gift, you can support the efforts of THON and Four Diamonds in providing emotional and financial support, spreading awareness, and ensuring funding for life-saving cancer research for generations to come.
Planned Gifts enable philanthropic individuals to make gifts to THON and Four Diamonds beyond cash gifts and typically have financial, tax, and estate planning benefits. Some of these gifts are made during a donor’s life such as appreciated stock, a grant from a donor advised fund, or redirecting a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
Many THON and Four Diamonds supporters continue giving through their estate. These bequests can be through a will or trust or a beneficiary designation on an IRA or life insurance policy. These gifts can be made by adults of any age.
Some types of planned gifts known as life income gifts pay you and loved ones lifelong income. THON and Four Diamonds can benefit from the residual value of these gifts. Options include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income funds.
As a student-run philanthropy, THON is a part of Penn State and partners with Penn State’s Office of Gift Planning to assure planned gifts are structured correctly to benefit THON and Four Diamonds. To explore charitable giving opportunities that meet your needs and goals, please continue to the Penn State Office of Gift Planning website or contact THON directly at firstname.lastname@example.org