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Donor planned giving can increase your impact

Donor planned giving can increase your impact

Did you know you can benefit your family’s financial planning while supporting LE&RN?


Thanks to donor planned giving, LE&RN recently was able to give $500,000 in fellowships to researchers working on finding new treatments and cures for lymphatic diseases, such as lymphedema.

Before selling mutual funds, stocks, bonds, or real estate, consider gifting these often significantly appreciated assets directly to LE&RN instead of selling them and then making a cash donation. No capital gains taxes would then be due and the entire amount could instead advance our shared mission of fighting lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. You may also be eligible for a charitable tax deduction for the assets' full market value.

You might also consider designating LE&RN as the beneficiary of a retirement account and avoid having the distribution taxed as income. Donors age 70½ and older can satisfy required minimum distributions on their IRAs by making charitable IRA transfers to LE&RN of up to $100,000.

An increasingly popular form of charitable giving, due to its relative ease, is a Donor-Advised Fund. A tax-deductible Donor-Advised Fund can be established for as low as $5,000 through a financial institution, is immediately eligible for a potential tax deduction, and funds can then be used to benefit LE&RN. 

Call us at (516) 625-9675 or write to us at LERN@LymphaticNetwork.org for more information on these and other tax-advantaged ways to help in the fight for a cure.