Invest in Our Komen Mission Today

Susan G. Komen has committed to a Bold Goal: to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 2026.  Your investment helps save the lives of your neighbors.  It helps to fund lifesaving breast health services for un and under-insured residents in our communities today. It helps save the lives of your children and grandchildren by attacking breast cancer on two fronts – locally through community and small grants, and nationally through funding cutting-edge research to find the cures so that future generations will not have to face this devastating disease.

Honor & Memorial Gifts

When an In Honor or In Memory gift is received, Susan G. Komen will promptly send a personalized tribute card to the person or family indicated, notifying them of your thoughtful donation but not revealing the amount of the donation. Every gift is tax-deductible and the donor receives an acknowledgement for the donation.

Please click here to make your online donation.

THANK YOU.

Wills & Estate Giving

You can support Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York in a variety of ways, including through your estate. Including Komen Upstate 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 discovering and delivering the cures for breast cancer.

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

You can also name Komen Upstate 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.

Gifts of Stock

Your stock broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York.

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 may be equal to the fair market value of the stock and you -could 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.

If you would like more information on how to transfer a gift of stock to Komen Upstate New York, please contact us at info@komenupstateny.wpengine.com or 716-887-2646

Donate your vehicle

When you donate your car, truck, or recreational vehicle to Susan G. Komen Upstate New York, you’re helping to save lives in Upstate New York. Your donation provides funding for research aimed at finding new ways to detect, treat and prevent breast cancer, and for services that ensure everybody in Upstate New York has access to quality care when they need it. Komen Upstate New York accepts cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, RVs, and other types of vehicle donations. Donate your vehicle to Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York today.

 

Planned Gifts

You can support Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York in a variety of ways, including through your estate. Including Komen® Upstate 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® Upstate New York as a beneficiary of your last will and testament, life insurance policy or retirement plan.

You can also name Komen® Upstate 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® Upstate 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® Upstate New York  as a beneficiary of your last will and testament.  You may either make a general or restricted gift to Komen® Upstate 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® Upstate 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 ($__________________) to Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York, of Buffalo, New York, to be used for general purposes. In the event  Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York is not in existence at the time of my death, then I hereby give and bequeath _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) 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® Upstate 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® Upstate New York, of Buffalo, New York, to be used for general purposes. In the event Susan G. Komen® Upstate 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® Upstate New York.

c.       RESTRICTED TESTAMENTARY GIFT: SPECIFIC MONETARY AMOUNT: I hereby give and bequeath _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) to Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York, of Buffalo, New York, to be used for [insert donor restriction].  In the event Susan G. Komen® upstate New York is not in existence at the time of my death, then I hereby give and bequeath _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) 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® Upstate 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® Upstate New York, of Buffalo, New York, to be used for [insert donor restriction].  In the event Susan G. Komen® Upstate 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® Upstate 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 Upstate New York 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 ($__________________) to Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York, of Buffalo, New York, free and clear of trust, to be used for general purposes.  In the event Susan G. Komen® Upstate New York is not in existence at the time of this distribution, the Trustee shall distribute _______________________ Dollars ($__________________) 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® Upstate New York.

C. CONTRACTUAL GIFTS
Susan G. Komen® Upstate 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® Upstate New York, of Buffalo, New York.  In the event Susan G. Komen® Upstate 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® Upstate New York.

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

Legal Name:    Upstate New York Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Susan G. Komen® Upstate 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