Wills & Estate Giving

You can support Susan G. Komen Maryland in a variety of ways, including through your estate. Including Komen Maryland 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 funding community programs and investing in research to find the cures for breast cancer.

For example, you can name Komen Maryland as a beneficiary of your last will and testament, life insurance policy, retirement plan or charitable trust.

An 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.

Gifts of Stock

Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to Susan G. Komen Maryland. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.